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Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:16 am
Ian Mack well done
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Location: Cornwall, UK


The prototype has arrived.... quite happy with the results, just a few minor mods to make before she's ready to be let loose on the general public :)

Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:05 pm
johnnyreb medium-rare

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Looks like a Chargriller driving on the wrong side of the road . ......... its bassackwards :wink:

Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:05 pm
jamesstew well done
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Location: Minnesota
I know there are plenty of Chargriller fans on the site and I was wondering if this addresses some of the complaints with that unit. Mostly the guage of steel used for the fire-box and the airleaks in the main chamber.

Post Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:52 pm
phyx well done
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Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Looks like a Chargriller, with a different hinge on SFB, wood handles everywhere, longer smoke stack, and non-cast iron grates...

Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:17 am
Ian Mack well done
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Location: Cornwall, UK

It's made from 2mm plate, has porcelain coated (8mm dia rod) grills in the main chamber and firebox. The chimney will be extended to bring it closer to the cooking surface as standard, it has a high quality temp gauge, this will be lower down than shown.
I haven't given it a test run yet, so can't comment on the smoke leakage, but I am keen to give her a burn pretty soon.

I'm not sure at this stage whether we will bring this model to the US, as we initially designed it for the European market, but we'll see how it goes.

Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:16 pm
C. Piper well done
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Location: North Central Oregon
I think 2 mm plate is the same as the American equivilent of 12 gauge metal. For example the CG is 14 gauge (one of the heaviest in the grill comparison chart here ), The CG would therefore be for comparison 1.6 mm. Or four hundreths of an inch thinner.

Hope this helps envision the thickness of the European model. That would be fairly heavy as the CG is 3 gauges thicker metal than the Webber 22.5 Silver. Had to put this in for all those that like to point out "how thin" the CG is.
As inexpensive backyarders go this somewhat of a CG clone looks to be pretty heavy. Ian I know this just for Europe but could you translate how much this unit would sell for in the USA converted into dollars. If I was in Europe and bought this unit many US dollars would I have to spend?
CharGriller Super Pro W/SFB

Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:55 am
Ian Mack well done
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Location: Cornwall, UK

Hi Clay,
Thanks for all the info, it really helps me put it into perspective, as I don't have a Chargriller here (they're not available in the UK).

The unit would work out at about $400.00 retail.

Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:21 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Location: Damascus, Maryland
But OUR special price, (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
would be $600.00 right?!?
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