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Old 01-02-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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noob from north carolina

going to buy my smoker today. been reading this and other formus and it's a bit overwhelming but I think I'll do just fine.


getting the chargrill pro and gonna do the mods to help it keep temp better.


what remote thermometer would y'all recommend? both for meat and the smoker itself. heard good and bad about the mavrick and the trutemp.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the board Gordon.....I would suggest the Maverick ET-73 as would most of the people on this board. Good luck and don't forget to take pics of the progress!!
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to another fellow Tar Heel! Get the Maverick.

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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Get them both that way when the maverick dies...you'll have the teltru in the smoker....did you look into a WSM?
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Get them both that way when the maverick dies...you'll have the teltru in the smoker....did you look into a WSM?
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:46 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard gordon! If you have any questions, this board is the place to ask. Folks around here offer help and advise....sometimes when your not even looking for it!
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:49 PM   #7
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Welcome Gordon. Another CharGriller user here. If you need any tips a few of the guys use the CG and we'd be glad to help
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #9
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thanks y'all. just got home from the store. gonna put her together tomorrow and do some ribs on sunday.




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asheville. been in western nc since 93. born and raised in statesville.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:34 PM   #10
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Welcome aboard.

You might want to fire that griller up to burn some of the oil off. The high temp paint also will release a funky smelling fume when it gets hot the first time or two.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:29 AM   #11
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thanks y'all. just got home from the store. gonna put her together tomorrow and do some ribs on sunday.




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asheville. been in western nc since 93. born and raised in statesville.
I was raised in Taylorsville. We went to Statesville when we felt the
need to go to "the big city."
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Welcome! I grew up in Marion, then was exiled to Virginia for 30 years before returning to NC.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:46 PM   #14
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so I put it together today. one thing I noticed was that where the drawer slides into the sfb it doesn't sit quite flush against the box. from the out side it's not really noticable but looking at it with the door open you can see the small gap. is this normal?? it's not much but enough to let a little bit of air in.


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the ground where it's sitting is slightly uneven so that could be it but it doesn't seem like it's that uneven.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:04 PM   #15
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Welcome to another NC boy.... Glad to have ya.
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Gordon,

Welcome to the forum.

I don't know the answer to your question...maybe someone has an answer.

I have a Bar-b-Chef and a WSM.
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You might want to get it on as level ground as possible. Then, see how the legs rest on the ground. You may have to loosen the bolts a little and adjust it so that it is as square and level as possible then retighten. I had to do that on the first one.

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Make sure the drawer is in the right spot...
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Welcome, Gordon.

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Take a big hammer and beat the crap out of it until you fix it or get tired. No sense in thanking me, its what I do.
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