New at pellet smoking. looking for pointers

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by ole smokey 38, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. hey all. I purchased  a char-griller pellet smoker and am gonna try some baby back ribs and chicken thighs. any pointers or recipes I could try for my first pellet smoke.
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new smoker!  Be sure to show it off with some qview!  I'm not sure I've seen one of the char griller pellet pits...I'd be interested to see it.

    Good luck with the BBs and thighs!

  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. first smoke on new pellet smoker. T Bone. Ribs watch out. ur next.
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Congrats...looks like some great chow and smoker!
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great...nice rig!

  7. baby backs were awesome. thighs not to bad either. pellet smoking is awesome.

  8. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    The ribs and thighs look delicious!  I'm with you on the awesomeness of pellet smoking...

  9. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Didn't know CharGriller made a pellet eater. Looks like a Traeger lil tex clone (reverse design). How much they go for?
  10. five hundred dollars.   580 sq inch grilling area.  iam planning on making a top grill rack on it but its roomy now.  will hold  five butts.
  11. I too just purchased a Char Griller Pellet Smoker and love it!  The cooking area is much larger than I anticipated and I achieved a perfect pink smoke ring on the two racks of baby backs I smoked last weekend.  I'd love to see how you modify to a top rack Ole SMokey 38, please share once you get it completed!

  12. pdub

    pdub Newbie

    I too have this same pellet grill.  Last cook I had seven, 8 lb butts on it.  Here's the pic!
  13. WOW! You had that chamber jammed packed didn't you? They look great!  How do you like your smoker?  I have started using an Amaz-N smoker box with pellets to add more constant smoke besides the alternating smoke that is released and it woks great!  Here are some ribs I did this past weekend.

  14. phrett

    phrett Smoke Blower

    For a second grate grab a gate from the local home store that fits your unit, then grab 4 6-8" stainless carraige bolts, 8 washers and 8 nuts. Use the bolts, rounded head down, for the legs and attach to the grate with the washers and nuts on each side of the grate. Simple and adds a nice extra level for cooking.
  15. smo-ken

    smo-ken Newbie

    I've tried using my AMAZI-N smoker box but it doesn't seem to be getting enough oxygen and therefor going out. Any suggestions on placement?
  16. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Pick up a nice 3 or 4 pound chuck roast and give it a go. Smoke it on a rack over a pan to catch anything that drips off, at 200 or so until it gets to about 170, then put it in the pan with some liquid/bout 1/4 cup maybe a bit more, Broth, beer, water, Wine, and foil the pan and go until the internal is 205 or so. Let rest for a few minutes covered then dig in you can shred or just eat chunks.

    The steak looks fantastic. so does everything else, try some burgers also.
  17. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    The maze smokers don't perform very well in pellet rigs...I experienced the same thing when I first got my pellet pit, and it was suggested to me that I try one of Todd's tube smokers instead...I did, and it works great!


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