Smoke 'n Grill worth $40??

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bluebombersfan, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  2. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Plenty of folks produce great Q with this unit.

    It just takes some mods & babysitting.
     
  4. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks SmokinAl!  I started looking through all the mods on here but would really like to give it a try.  I think setting this up at deer camp this year would be a big hit!!!  Something I can't do with the MES and no power.
     
  5. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

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  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Gotta look at it this way----What can you buy for $40 nowadays???  

    Now you can really play!

    Bear
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Before you start drilling holes in it, just get a grate for the charcoal pan. All you really need to do is provide more air for the fire. These are designed not to be "air tight", and they're pretty good as is once you solve the coal pan problem. I use a grate I got at the hardware store. It's a little small, as it is exactly the size of the bottom of the pan. I solved this by making a 1.5" high "donut" of HD aluminum foil slightly smaller in circumference than the grate. Put the donut in the pan, put the grate on the donut and I'm good to go. I've had it hold temp for 6 hours so far. Might have gone another hour or so, but I was done so I dumped the coals. Only other thing you'll need is a good probe thermometer. The one in the dome is not accurate.
    They're not adjustable, so plan your smokes for a 215˚-240˚ temp and you'll be fine. If you want higher heat, empty the water pan. If you want really high direct heat, just remove the water pan.
    Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
     
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For $40 you can't go wrong!

    There's a learning curve with charcoal smokers, but once you figure it out, you'll put out some pretty good Q

    Todd
     
  9. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Blue,

    Can we have too many smokers?

    Besides it's fun to tinker with somethin' and make it better, not to mention the pride we feel when we can eat our experiments, ...and then there is the "playing with fire" thing.

    I say, "Go for it."

    Gene
     
  10. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the advice!!!!!!!!!!  I left a message for the guy just hope he still has it!
     
  11. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmmmm....the ad says it has never been used.
     
  13. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, it's new to you!

    TJ
     
  14. jtommy1

    jtommy1 Newbie

    starting out with this CSB I think you all call it, the cheap shit brinkmann??? I am working on the mods but dont totally understand on how to cook with it. I did a boston butt that turned out well I think but could use some help on working with this. /such as what can I cook safely- do I need to use the water bowl each time- and where to find recipies to cook good food on it for now. And I guess which foods to cook to feel safe with. I am a rookie here but I have been bbqn for years but thought I'd give smokin a chance. Thinkin bout gettin a lectric smoker but again not sure how to cook on it. Can ya help me at all would appreciate it!!!! Thank you for any ideas you may have. I bbq year round and would like to learn how to start smoking meats alot better. Need to feed 4-8 people at most times. Again would appreciate any help and ideas on what to do. THANK YOU    NOT EVEN SURE IF I AM IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO POST THIS
     
  15. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Turns out I wasn't fast enough and the guy sold the smoker.  I do have a Masterbuilt electric and find it very user friendly to start out with.  If you are looking for good recipes and safe food to smoke you are in the right place, just search what you would like in the search bar and read away!  The only down side is picking what you would like to smoke first!!!!  You can swing over to the roll call and introduce yourself to the forum!  Tons of pros that will help you out with any questions.

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  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yep you can buy them new for that price....
     
  17. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not in Canada.
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    jtommy1,

    Best thing you can do is go to "Roll call", and introduce yourself, so everybody can give you a good welcoming.

    Then you can start your own thread, and ask all the questions you want. You will get lots of replies to your own thread.

    Hope this helps,

    Bear
     

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