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Hey All,

After much time, thought, and research, I finally made the big purchase this past weekend. I bought a Char-Griller Super Pro with the side fire box (http://www.chargriller.com/grills.html). I ended up going with this grill for several reasons.

1) Cost - As much as I'd love to drop $400 on a grill, that just isn't in my youg man's workin' budget. Post tax, my total grill came to about $180.

2) Features - I really dig a lot of the standard features with this grill. The built in warming rack runs the length of the grill and will be pretty handy. I also really like the built in thermostat, attached wooden shelves, and pull out ash catcher. I'm also pretty excited about the side fire box because, along with just giving me the capacity to smoke properly, you can easily grill smaller meals (several burgers, for instance) without having to use the larger grill space. Even the side fire box has a pull out ash catcher!

3) Reputation - Okay, so I've only known one of person who has owned this grill...and I can't even remember his name. But! It was one of the guys on this board who gave me advice during my decision phase. He seemed pretty happy with how well it was built, which had a large part in my ultimately deciding to go with it. (Note: attaching the side fire box was a real @%#@# of a project).

Thanks so much for all your help and advice, guys. I'm going to break it in for the first time with some ribs this weekend. I'm pumped!

Grill On!

Joe
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Hey Joe,

After much time, thought, and research, I finally made the big purchase this past weekend. I bought a Char-Griller Super Pro with the side fire box (http://www.chargriller.com/grills.html).

Awesome! I bet y'all're gonna have loads of fun with that thang!!

(Note: attaching the side fire box was a real @%#@# of a project).

Heh, I think that's twice we've heard that now. <g>

I'm going to break it in for the first time with some ribs this weekend. I'm pumped!

Again, awesome! Y'all don't fergit to burn that thang* before y'all burns stuff with that thang! :-)

* Curing/Seasoning your new smoker; http://www.chargriller.com/tips.html

ßillƒ
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Again, awesome! Y'all don't fergit to burn that thang* before y'all burns stuff with that thang! :-)

* Curing/Seasoning your new smoker; http://www.chargriller.com/tips.html


Thanks for the tip/reminder, Bill! That could have turned out to be pretty awful!

Joe
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3) Reputation - Okay, so I've only known one of person who has owned this grill...and I can't even remember his name. But! It was one of the guys on this board who gave me advice during my decision phase. He seemed pretty happy with how well it was built, which had a large part in my ultimately deciding to go with it.

Yeah, I think I might have been the anonymous poster you were referring to. Didn't know one rec = reputation, but I'll just conclude that my word means a lot and leave it at that. ;-) I hope that sales commission check from CharGriller's in the mail!

The attachment of the side smoker box takes a bit of effort and figuring out - especially the punching out of the cut-outs - but once you get the hang of it, you start to see that it's pretty ingeniously built for expansion.

Hope you're happy with your new purchase. Just make sure you get the cover if you're storing it outside so it don't rust. And, as recommended previously, make sure to season those iron grates. Mine are still a bit rusty from my neglecting to do so (and will probably be in need of replacement in a year or two).
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Hey blungold,

Mine are still a bit rusty from my neglecting to do so (and will probably be in need of replacement in a year or two).

There are several methods of cleaning the grates/cast iron;

http://wag-society.org/cleaning.php

With the "Cleaning and Restoring Cast Iron Cookware Through Electrolysis" method C.J.V. recommends all the time;

http://www.wag-society.org/Electrolysis/electros.php

HTH

ßillƒ
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With the "Cleaning and Restoring Cast Iron Cookware Through Electrolysis" method C.J.V. recommends all the time

I can't help but think the odds of seriously injuring myself by trying this at home are no less than 30%.

Joe
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Hey Joe,

I can't help but think the odds of seriously injuring myself by trying this at home are no less than 30%.

LOL...I'm sure with as bumble-fingers as I am, I could up that percentage a bit.

Here are the only two warnings they offer.

Always turn off the charger before playing in the solution. If you don't it will let you know.

AND

Just a couple words of caution. The bubbles coming from the process are pure hydrogen. It is extremely flammable. Do not set it up by an open pilot light, and make sure you have some ventilation. Failure to do so will probably wind you up on the Darwin List.

Y'all be careful!

ßillƒ
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"Just a couple words of caution. The bubbles coming from the process are pure hydrogen. It is extremely flammable. Do not set it up by an open pilot light, and make sure you have some ventilation. Failure to do so will probably wind you up on the Darwin List...."



also add to that short list anything that would spark when actived...including...light switches, phones (ja, cell phones), washers, dryers,...(aw, Heck anything that uses electicity for power)



Better safe than............... spread over a acre of ground in a explosion.

Better yet do outdooors under a roof. (Plenty of air that way, no detonation possible.)



B-man Rick
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