What to buy and What to do to it in order to smoke properly

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rudy8601, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. rudy8601

    rudy8601 Newbie

    Hello everyone I am in the reasearch phase for a new grill and want something that i can smoke plenty of food with and also still grill when i want to; I am leaning towards the Chargriller w/SFB.  I was hoping to get some help on what i need to do it once its out of the box as far as mods and other equipment to buy.

    Thanks again and happy cooking.
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Optimally you would need two rigs, one for grilling and one for smoking.....that said I have seen a chargriller duo unit with gas grill on one side and a horizontal smoker with SFB on the other, It looked pretty cool to me.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Get a WSM & a Weber kettle. The 2 together will take up about as much room as the Chargriller. 
  4. I have the Chargriller duo and I love it. You have to make some mods to the smoker for it work well and it does take up some space but for the money it's a good deal.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I personally like gas units the bet but thats me too. I would also suggest that you go with 2 units. I have 2 of each on my back porch/ outdoor kitchen and I can smoke up a storm also. Now I would recommend the Smoke Vault 24" it's a great smoker and it will not let you down as lng as you have gas.
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try using the handy dandy search tool up top.

    You will find tons of info!!

     Have a great day!!

  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lots of choices to be sure and many on here have their favorite styles...electric, gas, side burners, charcoal etc. I switched to a gasser as well for control and convenience but I was seriously considering a MES 40 and still may eventually get one. Whatever you get it seems there is always some mod you'll wanna do after a while....or a bigger unit you want..lol

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