Another Missouri SMF Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ridgerunner, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. ridgerunner

    ridgerunner Newbie

    Howdy all,

    Another Missourian here. I've been a gas griller for about 10 years (sacrelidge, yes I know) and have had the same gas grill for as long. I had been wanting to get another grill. I was initially planning on going with another gas grill. After having shopped around a bit, and doing a little internet research, I began to realize that it was going to be difficult to get a gas grill that had all the features and quality I was wanting for the amount of money I was comfortable spending. Because of this and my desire to explore a whole new (to me) dimension in grilling/smoking/BBQing I began to look at Charcoal Grills and specifically the Char-Griller Super Pro and Side Firebox. I came across SMF as I was researching information on this product. What I found on SMF and some other forums inspired me to purchase this set up. As of today, I am now the proud owner of Char-Griller Super Pro and Side Firebox. The only downside is that after putting together the setup, I noticed the door on the sfb does not lay completely flush. On the right side, there is probably a 1/8th to 1/4 inch gap. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a good solution. Thanks in advance for any assistance. I look forward to continuing my education here on SMF.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hia Ridge..Welcome to SMF! Hmm I don't know that smoker...but think a good hearty twist of the door might help?

    We're here to help ya, and this place will get you to great Q ASAP!
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf...............I also am a char-griller owner......I just got mine and haven't used it yet...........I have the char-griller gass grill and I added the sfb to it..........So the best of both worlds I hope.............I know their are alot of mods for the char-grillers on here, do a search and you will find them..........I know alot of owners add rope gasket to seal up their units.............
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, glad to have ya!
  5. Ridgerunner,..
    I had the very same problem when I first assembled my Char-Griller Super Pro,... I was very frustrated and wanted to send the smoker back,.. then I loosened the four bolts in the main body that connects to the legs and all was solved,.. I then tightened them up a bit and all fit very flush,.. Hope this helps,.. good to know you're out there,... Rick
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cool,sounds like maybe a quick painless fix-hope it helps u too-1 of the many things I like about this site is quick knowlageble answers-glad to have u with us Ridge
  7. ridgerunner

    ridgerunner Newbie

    Thanks for the warm welcome all. It looks like I am one of many joining up.

    Ikeart, Thanks for the advice. I was originally referring to the lid on the side fire box that was not closing properly. However, after reading your post, I noticed that the main lid is out of kilter some. I plan on trying your idea. I don't mind tweaking a little. Actually, it's enjoyable getting something working just the way you want it. From what I have seen there are a lot of useful mods for this grill that folks have come up with. As for the door on the sfb, I decided it was beyond needing a little adjustment. I exchanged it for another sfb. The door on this one has a much better fit. I will, however, need to do something to the ash pan on this new firebox as the bottom of the ash pan sidewall doesn't quite fit flush against the side of the sfb. I believe this is due to the pan not sitting quite level. I am confident this will only take a minor fix on my part. All in all, I am very excited about my new grill/smoker. [​IMG]
  8. Hey Ridgerunner it seems alot of us Missourians joined up all at once. This place is great. I've been a member for only a few days and have all of my questions answered. Hope you enjoy this place as much as I am so far.
  9. ridgerunner

    ridgerunner Newbie

    Thanks, Leviathan. It's great to see all us 'neighbors' joining up at the same time. Finding this forum in part helped make my decision on what grill/smoker to buy. I am somewhat new to the charcoal scene so I am glad to find such a friendly and helpful forum. I look forward to seeing you around the forum and swapping bbq stories.
  10. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cool, don't that just bring a tear to your eye? I love this place. thanks all!
  11. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I missed the welcome wagon. Welcome to SMF Ridgerunner. Glad to have another Missouri smoker on board. If you have any questions be sure to ask.
  12. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, Ridge, from another Missouri guy.
  13. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from another Missouri smoker! Ridgerunner, Ozarks? I'm an old Ozark hillbilly myself, and proud of it!
    I've got the C-G SFB and the door on mine lays flat. Does not seal well, but lays flat.
  14. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Ridgerunner!!
  15. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    I done as richtee suggested, although i only had around an 1/8" gap, but it did close it up more.

  16. pyre

    pyre Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!
  17. dwayne

    dwayne Fire Starter

    Welcome nother Missourian here !

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