entry level wood/charcoal burning unit

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dmack, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. dmack

    dmack Smoke Blower

    Hello all,
    I have a GOSM and have used it for a year now. I really do like it. I am now thinking that it would be nice to have a smoker that isn't gas powered. I like the idea of a horizontal unit with the side fire box. I saw some beautiful units today at the competition in DesMoines-Horizons. I don't want to spend that kind of money. I don't weld so I can't make my own. I was wondering can a guy get something decent without spending an arm and a leg? Any brand and models you'd recommend.

  2. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    There are a lot of Chargrill fans here, $150, a few simple mods and you are ready to go. A big step up in price to the next unit up. Good luck
  3. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    i have a chargriller pro with mods and love it with the mods spent a total including the mods $210.00 great price for a beginners smoker. im now getting ready to have my trailer tank cut to build a BIG reverse flow! cant wait for the trailer. ill be using the ole chargriller in a friendly little competition in carson city next weekend against a friend at the carson city rendezvous if anyone wants to see first hand the mods ill be more than happy to share!
  4. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For the same reason, I asked a similar question this morning and a forum member offered up the Brinkmann Smoke N' Pit to consider. Paging Mr. Rivet.....
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My wife bought me a Brinkmann Smoke N' Pit and paid $200 for it during a sale at Ace Hardware. I have put in $140 worth of mods in it to make it what I believe is "just right". It's a lot of fun.
  6. olewarthog

    olewarthog Meat Mopper

    I had a Brinkman SNP for quite a few years & cooked lots of good stuff on it. I now have a CG w/SFB. I like the CG better. A couple of reasons are the cast iron cooking grates & the adjustable charcoal tray that also serves as a baffle when flipped.
  7. mr porky

    mr porky Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Another vote for the CGSP here. Pretty good unit for the price. I've been quite happy with mine

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