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Old 04-13-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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What have I got myself into?

I don't know why, but the other day (on a whim) I bought a Charcoal grill with a sidebox.

I already have a gas grill....a NICE gas grill, but I guess it just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I'm sick of burgers and hot dogs.....I want something that takes some time.


If cooking on this damned thing is as difficult as putting it together I'm sure I'll have committed seppuku before spring is over.


Anyways, I wanted to introduce myself....Hope I don't prove to be to much of an irritation

To spare you all the pain of answering a bunch of questions that have been repeatedly asked, I'll only ask that someone kindly point me towards some information related to using this sidebox to its fullest.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Re: What have I got myself into?

Welcome aboard Rack Ops. You've found the right spot to get information on grilling and smoking or anything related to BBQ. I've only been onboard since last January and everything I've learned for the most part has been from asking questions to this group of Qs. The love to help and have a lot of good suggestions so go ahead and ask away.

To start, you might want to check out the post by dollarbill headed "Where have you learned the most?" The post is still active and you may have already checked it out.

I use a WSM (Weber Smokey Mountain) and a Weber Performer for grilling. Thanks to everyone here, I've already done some brisket, pork butts, ribs, turkeys and tons of chicken. Be on the look out for posts from people like Sapo, bigwheel, vermin, tri-tip, Captain Morgan, PatioDaddio . . . we'll you get the idea.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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Re: What have I got myself into?

Welcome to your newest addiction Rack Ops! I suggest that you learn to keep your offset firebox burning hot and clean. When I say "clean", I mean a nice blue,white smoke. There's no need to keep a solid white smoke going the whole time. I personally like smokin' between the 225*-250* range for pretty much everything. Enjoy yourself!
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:31 AM   #4
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Welcome Rack Ops! I'm not the person to ask about the new pit, but you'll find the answer here, loads of knowledgeable folks on this Forum, again WELCOME!
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:24 AM   #6
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Welcome... We love pics !
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:56 AM   #7
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Re: What have I got myself into?

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have yourself a Chargriller Super Pro. Those smokers will make you have a great understanding of fire control. They turn out good food. You just can't leave them alone for any length of time.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:04 AM   #8
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Re: What have I got myself into?

I got mine a couple years back for my birthday which is in the spring and thought I was in over my head with a pit like that. The day after I put it together, then eventually I found this forum. You will quickly find what you need here by just asking. Take pictures! Happy to have you here and enjoy!
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:07 PM   #9
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Re: What have I got myself into?

You've got yourself into the wonderful world of bbq!
How about a few pics of the cooker?
Plenty of info here to get you rollin' in the smoke!
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:15 PM   #10
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I cooked on one of them nonsensical contraptions for years. Trick is a charcoal base fire (3 lbs of Kingsford works ok..and a few wood chunks or small limbs to make smoke). When the temp drops add charcoal..when it quits smoking add wood. Cook with all the dampers and exhaust wide open and crack the firebox door about an inch so to make sure it gets plenty of air. Keep the dead ashes cleaned out from under the fire grate (failure to keep it clean under there will also make the temp drop.) If the heat gets away from you prop the cookchamber lid open a few inches till the heat calms down. Easy peasy. Be sure to move stuff around since the side next to the firebox cooks a bunch hotter than the far end. If you have a grease fire shut down all the vents and pray.

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