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Old 07-30-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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Looking at this small cheap offset for the apartment. Anyone used this one or similar can give an opinion? A comparison to a WSM would be great.

I liked the part of the description 'Dual air damper system controls heat and smoke ' ... sounds good, if it works. You guys think Minion Method could work in this rig?

There is also an ECB on the bottom of that page at 2/3 the price but I pretty much know what I'm in for if I go that route. Do some mods and have a poor man's WSM. Bah, I want to try the offset even if it is just a wannabe.
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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CAn't you get a Char-griller for that price? You'd know what you're getting then, because many people here use them.
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Old 07-30-2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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Char Griller is $169.00 with firebox.
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Char Griller is $169.00 with firebox.
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:07 PM   #5
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The Lowe's in my town runs the Chargriller on sale quite often for $88.00
You dont have to even use a firebox but I am glad I added one.

The firebox is almost always about $55.00 If you want a cheap offset then I don't think there is one better. [-X
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Old 07-30-2006, 01:29 PM   #6
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Shawn,
Unless you just wanna offset pit, why not just get another WSM? At least that way you know what you're getting. Here's a good deal!!
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that's Canadian dollars guys ... Larry that's a great price indeed, but they don't ship to Canada and their Canadian store is electronics only ... even if I can find a deal from US by the time credit card exhange rate and customs are done with me ..... well, you know

a WSM will cost me in excess of $300 and I thought to just leave the unit behind when I'm done here

the product I posted looks like it's the American Gourmet from Char-Broil, maybe with a different brand name here ... same specs and identical pictures ... I'll see if I can find CharGriller locally
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that's Canadian dollars guys ... Larry that's a great price indeed, but they don't ship to Canada and their Canadian store is electronics only ... even if I can find a deal from US by the time credit card exhange rate and customs are done with me ..... we'll, you know

a WSM will cost me in excess of $300 and I thought to just leave the unit behind when I'm done here

the product I posted looks like it's the American Gourmet from Char-Broil, maybe with a different brand name here ... same specs and identical pictures ... I'll see if I can find CharGriller locally
Shawn, if you're gonna leave it behind get a trash can or a 50 gal. drum! I'm serious, even with the mods you'll still save money and still be able to make good BBQ!! Whatever you do, I know you'll make good Q!!! I've seen you cook!!!! :biggrin:
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hmmm, trash can ... I read about those ... I will have to look em up again to refresh my memory on what's involved ... good idea Larry

Home Depot Canada sells Chargriller Smoking Pro w/optional firebox for $229CDN and some other Chargriller products as well
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As far as trash cans, don't use galvanized!
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Home Depot Canada sells Chargriller Smoking Pro w/optional firebox for $229CDN[/url] and some other Chargriller products as well
After the Lowe's INVASION the price will drop
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