Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by goose5, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. My first post here. Please be gentle. I have a Chargriller with the side fire box. The manufacturer recommends whole logs. They are quite specific when stating that chunks, chips, and coals will not provide the heat required. Go to for the details. Number 12.

    1. Is there a trick to avoid using whole logs?
    2. If not where can I get whole logs?
    3. Another member here, and he is a member on another board we frequent mentioned the minion method. Anyone care to share the details?
  2. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF... be sure to hit up roll sure to check out jeff's 5 day eCourse, its free

    the minion method is used for charcoal i believe...

    just google "minion method" and it will give you all the details you could ever
  3. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heya, Goose5!

    Don'y worry about being treated gently here! We are the most helpful and THE friendliest forum on the net! No BS, no trashing allowed and nuthin' but good folks here to help!

    Please get yourself in to the "Roll Call" section so we can give you a right and proper welcome.

    Then browse down to the section on equipment and particularly wood fired smokers. Post your questions there and you will get faster results!

    Happy you found us!

  4. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome goose5, nice to have you on the forum. PLease feel free to share your smoking adventures and to use the useful knowledge provided by the many friendly people on the forum.
  5. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    The Weber Bullett website has alot of information on the minion method with tons of tips also. You should check it out when able.
  6. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hey goose welcome to SMF you'll like it here..i have a similar side box unit and i use lump charcoal and it provides more than enough heat to do the job

  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, welcome! Glad you are here!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome Goose, glad u found us! nice to see a CG owner, building a likeness to that unit myself. A lot of knowledge on this forum so fire away with any questions[​IMG]

    P.S. we lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve food porn[​IMG]
  9. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Goose! I like your signature.
  10. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Goose to SMF...great place here,good peeps [​IMG]
  11. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF
  12. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Welcome to the SMF [​IMG]
  13. chefloydb

    chefloydb Fire Starter

    first id like to say Welcome goose.

    I use a chargriller myself as far as whole logs its not "required" you can use lump charcoal or pretty much whatever to heat. Just add chips or chunk wood for the actual smoke. however if you use chips you might want to buy a cast iron smoke box or wrap in foil and poke some holes in it or they will burn way to fast. hope this helps.
  14. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Goose -

    Manufacturers have to be pretty specific for liability reasons. I think most folfs here use lump charcoal, wood chunks and chips in that smoker.
  15. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome! Glad you made to the BEST FORUM ON THE WEB!!!!
  16. camocook

    camocook Meat Mopper

    welcome goose5. your goose is cooked now.
  17. chadpole

    chadpole Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Goose5!
    We are here to help you. Just read the forum and you will learn alot. You can ask questions and I can guarantee some one will answer your question. Welcome to SMF!

  18. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey goose5, while the tips section states to use whole logs, I've never seen anyone use whole logs unless they burn them down in a burn barrel then add the large embers to the firebox. I have seen folks add "splits†or sticks (whole logs that have been split length-wise in half then in half again) to the charcoal that’s in the firebox. Hope this helps.
  19. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    goose - aloha & welcome.

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