Which System is Best .... the Mail Box or This Charcoal Grill Setup???

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by brickguy221, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    What set up is best, the mail box system or this charcoal grill system? I think this Charcoal Grill System is pretty neat.

  2. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit

    It's cool!  Maybe no hole(s) to drill in this little grill method plus built in damper(s) for air regulation.  Plus it's a mobile grill.  Somebody stop me  .............!

  3. travisty

    travisty Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That does look awesome! But I guess it depends on what you want to do and how you want to do it... I like the Mailbox mod because it is still "set and forget" with the AMNPS, rather than having to manage coals. But on the other hand, I wonder if this would rend a smoke ring to an electric smoker??? If it does produce a smoke ring, I think I may want to add one of these! (I know the smoke ring is just sort of unnecessary, but most people admire a good smoke ring when I serve up some BBQ, and I've missed seeing it since I switched to Electric)
  4. travisty

    travisty Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Also, I guess you could even use this as a "mailbox mod" since im sure an AMNPS would fit perfectly in there, this option does seem more versatile! Ive never seen that before, so I may just give that a try!
  5. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    If I bought one of these little grills, I was thinking of putting the AMPNS inside this Charcoal Grill.

    The picture of this set up is from someone else's post here. However I thought it neat and unique. so I copied and pasted it here for others to see and their opinions between the mailbox and using the AMPNS in this grill.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
  6. Gotta say, just from a "LOOKS" angle, a clean mailbox mod is hard to beat.

    In the "works great" department, I`m leaning towards a tie.

    As far as "mobility", not sure that`s much of an issue with an electric smoker.

    Not really what a guy would call a stow and go outfit.

    Kinda like yours though...

    So, if I add up my points for good and bad, and since I`ve already added a mailbox to my rig..

    I`m voting MAILBOX[​IMG]
  7. smokinal

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

    Why not build a wood/charcoal fire in the grill. This would give both smoke & heat. I think it's a great idea.

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