Char-Griller Pro 3001 Question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by thaddy1978, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. M wife approached me and informed me of her intentions of getting a gas grill (which I was TOTALLY AGAINST). Her reasoning was that she could easily go out and start it on short notice/quick change of mind for dinner plans without me and not have to heat up the oven/stove, which in turn heats up our small townhouse.

    I have been looking at the Char-Griller 3001 as an option. I like the heavy duty metal barrel. I noticed that there were screws and a plate on the lower right side where it looked like a charcoal box could be added. Hmmmm, could this be the best of both worlds? A convenient gas grill for the wife and a charcoal/wood smoker attachment for me??????? Has anyone done this? does it work that way? Sorry, I wasn't sure exactly where to post this. I know it's a propane grill, but with a charcoal/wood box attachment, that would be the source of the smoking. I suppose the gas would be good as a backup of something went wrong--to keep temps up to par.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thaddy, morning.....    First off...... let your wife get exactly what she wants.....  she knows what she wants to use for cooking dinner..... You will be WAY ahead in the long run.....  Then, you can find something for those low and slow smokes.... 

    I'm of the opinion, combination grill/smoker units don't give the performance for either cooking method....  

  3. Yeah, you're right. I would only get the attachment due to saving space--knowing that the dual purpose generally aren't that great. I just like to have that option. We live in a townhouse right now and my double barrel 55 gallon drum smoker sits at my parents place. I love it, but it is way too big and only gets used maybe once or twice a year. I am probably going to sell and it make something smaller. Maybe just a single UDS. But in the meantime, I may just go with the pro"pain" and call it happiness. It will at least work till I can get something else going.

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