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Finally got my chargriller today.

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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:30 am

Posts: 8
Location: olympia wa.
I got tired of waiting for lowes to put them on sale so as I was looking through old post I found one were someone took a copy of a northern tool add off of their web site for the chargriller for $99.00 to lowes. Well thanks to that person for the tip. They sold me mine for $99.00 to. Since I already bought the side box a week ago when I brought my grill home I was ready to go. Believe it or not The whole thing grill and side box only took my about an hour to assemble. Of coarse I am a lot like Tim the tool man You could say I was smoking. Now I have my smoker and no wood. I have already got plans for my wifes apple tree (how I hate that tree!). I am going to dig up a little dirt around it when the wife is not home and cut a 2 inch deep ring around the bark then cover it back up. That will teach her not to make me clean up all the apples year after year (it wouldn't be so bad if she would at least make one pie.)plus it should be quite seasoned by next year. I will tell her I'm sorry honey the tree is dead from neglect I guess you should have fertilized it, or I will blame it on some african beattle or bug not native to or region. I am so bad but what can I say with that tree gone I will kill to birds with one stone. I guess this new grill is going to turn me into some horrible liar but I am despirate for wood. I have also been looking at the two huge alders that are right on the edge of my backyard. I am going to dig up my survey stakes and run a line and if they are on my property They are gone to. I am on a mission now I will have to call around and see if someone has a cord of seasoned alder it sould be cheap as it is considered a junk wood around here every one burns douglas fir in the fireplaces.
Can't wait to start smoken
Wayne

Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:11 am
BBcue-Z well done
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Posts: 3049
Location: Atlanta-GA
Congratulation Wayne,
And welcome to the CharGriller family. Don’t forget to season the new grill well. Now leave your lady’s apple tree alone and go buy some wood. You don’t want her to hate your new smoker from the beginning. When she sees burning that wood, she’s going to figure out the whole scheme. And then she’ll never let you buy any more toys. :lol:
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:15 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Posts: 12904
Location: Texas
Wayne I hope you'll get years & years of use out of your new smoker/grill. The carefully selected prunings from her apple tree could provide you with many years of smoke flavor as well. Get a goat to clean up the apples :D .
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:26 am
TonyGreek medium-rare
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Posts: 75
Location: Celina, Ohio
Man, oh man.... talk about jonesin' for a fix of wood. You've got it bad.
I got lucky when I brough my Char-Griller home the other day and saw a neighbor taking down a 75' tall maple. Used some of it last night for smoking some salmon.

If Olympia, Washington is anywhere near Dayton, Ohio you're more than welcome to stop by for a beer and as much wood as you want. I'll check Mapquest and see..... :shock:
-- Tony --
Grand Lake St. Mary's
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:12 am
rjones raw
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Posts: 9
Location: Collinsville, Illinois
I did the same thing! I took a printout of the Northern Tool and the posting to Lowe’s. I had to call around the area to find a store that had the side smoker as that was the feature that sold me on the grill. The guy at Lowe’s had to call them to make sure it was the same model. He sold it to me at $99.00 and even gave me a 10% discount for finding the grill at a cheaper price. What a place. I did the assembly myself, as I wanted it to go together correctly.

Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:26 pm
goldenbear medium-rare
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Posts: 52
Location: Southern California
Glad you guys used my tip! :lol:
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:37 pm

Posts: 20
Location: Deer Park, Texas
Congratulations, Wayne! I, too, did something similar this week for my Chargriller. I have been watching Lowe's hoping they'd put them on sale for summer closeout, but my Lowe's stays steady at $119. But somebody a couple of weeks ago on the Forum mentioned that a Chargriller Super Pro had been sighted at Kroger's for $75 (I think), so I checked my local Kroger. They had one marked at $99, fully assembled. I was about to go on vacation and I fussed and fumed the entire week because I knew by the time I got back that sucker'd be gone and I'd end up at Lowe's spending the same $119. Well, I got back from vacation Sunday and went to Kroger and they still had it - marked down to $79!! :shock: I wrote them a check, borrowed a truck and my son and I brougher her home on Monday. I did have to go to Lowe's and buy the side fire box yesterday, got it installed and hopefully tonight or tomorrow get started on the seasoning. I can't thank the guys on this forum enough for all the tips on smokers, and especially Chargrillers. I'm ready to cook some meat!

Are we good or what?
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:05 pm
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Dear Bible Classmates: I've been BBQing on a Weber 22" for years but all of this reading has given me a hankering for a CharGriller so I can do real high quality smoking. So, I am thinking this weekend of making the purchase. If I were to have Lowe's put it together for me (I am not particularly handy with tools), could I get the grill AND smoker to fit in a MiniVan? Thanks, guys ... I've learned a lot and I've just monitored these boards for a couple of days.

Kirk
Vienna, Va.

Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:23 pm
goldenbear medium-rare
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Posts: 52
Location: Southern California
Depends on what minivan you have and if you're able to remove the seats or not. I think the only difficult part of putting the chargriller together is the side fire box. The legs are pretty straight forward. If you didn't have to hammer the little nut holes to attach the firebox, install would be a snap (like IKEA furniture).
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:40 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Posts: 3049
Location: Atlanta-GA
Kirk,
Welcome to the board. I hope you’d register and join us. There’re many of us here who own this grill/smoker and would be able to answer most of your questions. Congrats in advance on your new unit. You’ve made a good choice. This unit will serve you well. You’ll be able to smoke and grill all in one. And the amount of food you could fit on this unit is unbelievable.
I had Lowes’ people put it together for me as well. All I did was some tightening and adjusting and it only took few minutes.
Hopeful it will fit in your van, just don’t let them attach the side firebox, and it should fit (assuming you have removable seats as mentioned above). Let me know when you get it home, and I’ll point you to the seasoning instructions.
Good Luck.
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:30 pm

Posts: 1
Location: Northern Virginia
Thanks, Z. So you guys are confident that I can attach the firebox without too much trouble, eh? Well, I do have a drill, so I will get it out. Thanks, too, for suggesting I come back for seasoning information. I was wondering about that as I was reading these boards and noticed that it is a requirement. I look forward to many such conversations.

Kirk

Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:35 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Posts: 3049
Location: Atlanta-GA
Kirk,
I see you registered :D Welcome again. Looking forward to hearing all about your BBQ adventures. Let us know if you need any help with your new grill.
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Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:17 pm
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Well it looks like I will take your advice and let the tree live. But ohh yeah it is going to get one heck of a pruning. I have found all the alder my heart desires but it needs to be cut down and seasoned. I think that everyone should give it a try assembling the chargriller, even if you are slow or not mechanicallly inclined. It takes only a couple tools, and i'm willing to bet anyone heare can do it, As for the side box I didn't let it give me any grief, I didn't need a drill just a hammer and a good center punch. It is funny how well they pack this grill in the box. I have one last question though what do you guys use to clean the cosmoleen they coat the inside of the grill with off or do you just burn it off. I would like to clean it off then coat it with cooking oil and season it. Ant tips would be greatly appriciated.
Thanks Wayne

Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:18 pm
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Ohh I also forgot to ask what you used to remove the annoying decals on the lid off with.
Thanks again Wayne

Post Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:47 pm
TonyGreek medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 75
Location: Celina, Ohio
Wayne, I removed the decals by tearing what I could off, and then when I seasoned it, it cooked the rest off.

Here are Z's seasoning instructions.

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

Good luck.
-- Tony --
Grand Lake St. Mary's
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