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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:03 am
BBcue-Z well done
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Location: Atlanta-GA
PsyDanny wrote:
I was looking around for the old "sticky" Char Griller community thread recently, only to be told that it somehow got lost as a consequence of some spam attack issue.

Consequently, I am proposing that said community thread for all things Char Griller be resurrected. Please, may I (and hopefully others that agree) prevail upon the moderators that a new thread be "stickyfied" so we can rebuild. If so, I am suggesting that some of the classic posts (modifications, etc.) could be reposted on said CG community thread, along with recent and future posts.

Frankly, the former thread was one of the best things that ever happened to me in my relatively short BBQ "career" - providing all kinds of information and encouragement (e.g., food porn) in the con text of using the economically affordable, versatile, and expandable family of Char Griller equipment.

Please join me, if you share a similar affinity for the "old black and red" by encouraging the powers-that-be on this austere and fabled Barbecue Bible Website to hear our pleas!


Here is my first post that started the Char Griller family thread. It’s a good thing that I saved it for all these years :)
Just in case you all want to resurrect the old thread as Danny suggested…

“This thread is dedicated to past, present, and future Char-Griller owners. It’s also helpful for anyone considering buying an excellent over all combination Grill/smoker. It’s a true 2 in 1 unit. If you’re considering the leap to charcoal cooking, this unit will give both options: Grilling with charcoal and smoking with charcoal.
First a brief description:
The Char-Griller is a drum/barrel type smoker/ grill. The main chamber cooking surface measures 20â€
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:05 am
PsyDanny medium-rare
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So when did you start that original thread? And thanks for doing so.
Some memories are made to be eaten!

Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:21 pm
burgers rare
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Location: Tulsa
The original thread is still available here:
http://web.archive.org/web/200809250955 ... c195b0c65b
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:43 pm
Woodbutcher68 well done
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Gee Mr. Peabody, can't the wayback machine make it into a sticky again?
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:31 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Heavens to mergatriod!!! Image
I wonder if it could actually be restored from there???
I wonder if they still have ALL of it? There were over 300 pages and 4,500 posts in that thread!Image

I managed to recover your first post Z, but not sure home many links still work:

Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:35 pm Post subject: The Char-Griller Family

This thread is dedicated to past, present, and future Char-Griller owners. It’s also helpful for anyone considering buying an excellent over all combination Grill/smoker. It’s a true 2 in 1 unit. If you’re considering the leap to charcoal cooking, this unit will give both options: Grilling with charcoal and smoking with charcoal.
First a brief description:
The Char-Griller is a drum/barrel type smoker/ grill. The main chamber cooking surface measures 20”X30”, the warming rack adds 10”X27” of space. The main chamber also comes with an adjustable charcoal pan. The charcoal pan makes it possible to grill in the main chamber without contaminating it with ashes. This is a helpful feature, because it will allow the user to convert it to a smoker without having to do a lot of cleaning and scrubbing. The charcoal pan has eight adjustable levels. The purpose of adjustment is to provide the user with different temp control without having to move the cooking grates or shifting the coals. The grill comes with four cast iron grates that can be used in many configurations based on needs.
Here is a link with detailed description of the grill portion: http://www.chargriller.com/superpro.html
This grill also comes with an optional side firebox that converts it easily to an excellent smoker. Many users noticed how well toned this smoker to the 225-degree mark, it’s almost effortless. Here is a link to the grill with the side firebox: http://www.chargriller.com/smokinpro.html
There are many available accessories for this grill here is the link:
http://www.chargriller.com/accessories.html
If you’re considering buying a smoker/grill, here is a link for a comparison chart:
http://www.chargriller.com/chart.html
Since we’ve had many discussions and tips on this grill, I thought I’d combine all of them under one thread. This way new users won’t have to search too long to find answers. Pleas if I left anything out, feel free to add as many links and tips as you can find.
I should mention that I don’t work nor I’m affiliated with the Char-Griller Company. I just love this grill/smoker.
Here are some helpful links:

Choosing a smoker/Grill:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... light=torn
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... sc&start=0
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... ight=#6020

Assembling your new CharGriller:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... p?p=103582

Seasoning your new grill:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... c&start=15
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller

Attaching the side firebox:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1471

Firebox Mod:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?t=13840

The Wheels discussion:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... c&start=15

The Hinges Discussion:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... 93&start=0
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... ight=#9923

Good bargain/price tag:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller

Temp control:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller

Modifying Discussion:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... ight=#9644
. 1 CG Mod Lowe's Basket with Pics
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?t=17287
. 2 CG Mod Cooking Chamber Gasket with pics
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?t=17288
. 3 CG Mod Insulation with pics
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?t=17289
. 4 CG Mod Dual Fan Stoker with Pics
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?t=17291

Warming Rack Discussion:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1495

Q & A:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... 0104#10104
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hargriller
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/10487
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... ght=#10478
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... ght=#10135
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... ight=#8281
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1470

We’re trying to get a count of how many board members have a Char-Griller. Please let us know if you have one and if you’ve attached a side firebox to it yet.
I’ll start the count:
BBcue-Z: 1
Last edited by Bob-BQN on Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:51 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:24 pm
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I clicked on the next tab and it flagged it as a malicious site.

Anyone else get this result??
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Post Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:06 pm

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Location: Worcester, Ma
Oh thank goodness this is back. I bought my chargriller because of this thread and added the side fire box later on!!! Glad to see it back. Thanks BBcue-z!!! :lol: :lol:
The Early Bird Gets the Worm!!!! The slow cooked Bird is tasty when its ready!!!

Post Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:54 pm
sassage rare
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Location: Kansas City
Woohoo :lol:
A witty saying proves nothing.

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Post Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:38 pm
Happy Cooker well done
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I was wondering what happened to the thread.I hadn't been here in some time.Busy you know.When I stopped back in,it was gone. I thought it was taken off as it seems most of you have gone on to the Green Egg thing. I am glad the thread is back and I still love my Char Griller. It will do what ever I ask of it and more. JT

Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:50 am
BBcue-Z well done
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Posts: 3054
Location: Atlanta-GA
PsyDanny wrote:
So when did you start that original thread? And thanks for doing so.


I think I started in late 2003 or early 2004?

Burgers and YB,
I was not able to open that link either.

I’m glad to see we still have many CG fans and hopefully we’ll restore a lot of the info back to the thread :D
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Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:24 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Z - The "WAYBACK" machine says you started the thread on Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:35 pm.
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Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:58 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Posts: 3054
Location: Atlanta-GA
Bob-BQN wrote:
Z - The "WAYBACK" machine says you started the thread on Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:35 pm.


Thanks Bob,
I couldn't remember exactly when I started it. It's been a long time :oops:

How did you access "WayBack"
When I click on the link it just says "Loading..." but nothing happens??
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Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:12 pm
sassage rare
rare

Posts: 28
Location: Kansas City
I humbly present my CG bottle opener mod for those with a side gas burner

http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... hp?t=22246

sassage wrote:
I've been needing to add one last thing to finalize the mods to my CG Duo w/ SFB....finally finished it this weekend

A frosty beverage opening device and catcher :D

I'd been putting it off cause I wanted some sort of catch pan for bottle caps (don't want to chase them around) and hadn't been ambitious enough to bend up sheet metal for one. Then the other day, I had a lightbulb go off...I've got one built in underneath my side burner. Pull it out partially before popping the top and the caps fall right in.

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Perfect :twisted:

It's slightly off-center from the drip pan but dead center on the side of the grill so it looks good.

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Cheers! 8)
A witty saying proves nothing.

18.5" WSM
Char Griller Duo w/ SFB

Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:46 pm
burgers rare
rare

Posts: 49
Location: Tulsa
BBcue-Z wrote:
Bob-BQN wrote:
Z - The "WAYBACK" machine says you started the thread on Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:35 pm.


Thanks Bob,
I couldn't remember exactly when I started it. It's been a long time :oops:

How did you access "WayBack"
When I click on the link it just says "Loading..." but nothing happens??


It may be a browser issue, or, since it's computer stuff, maybe the phase of the moon on the fifth Thursday of the month in Bangladesh... :lol:

Try putting this in your address bar:
http://wayback.archive.org/web/

Then, in the search box that (should) open, put this:

http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... c195b0c65b

That should take you to the original post in full.

I've tried it in Chrome, IE and Firefox and it worked with no problem. If you're getting a "possible malicious site" alert, it may be the level of security you have your browser set for.. Try checking in the "tools" tab and see if your security is set abnormally high.
TANSTAAFL

Post Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:19 pm
BBcue-Z well done
well done

Posts: 3054
Location: Atlanta-GA
Thanks burgers, it worked :D
But I get this message when I try to go the the next page :(
“The topic or post you requested does not existâ€
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