Char-Griller Charcoal Grill / Smoker: QUICK OVERVIEW
Review of: Char-Griller Charcoal Grill / Smoker
Category: Grills & Smokers
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When you get over 1,000 sq. in. of total cooking area, you know that the Char-Griller Charcoal Grill/Smoker can help you feed crowd after crowd this summer! This grill and smoker combination can do burgers, hot dogs, vegetables, ribs, chicken, beef brisket, and anything else you can think of. You can grill at a high heat for a quick flame or go low and slow for hours of infused flavor in every bite.
Char-Griller Charcoal Grill / Smoker Review
Attention barbecue lovers! The Char-Griller Charcoal Grill/Smoker is going to give you some of the tastiest grilled or smoked meats and vegetables you’ve ever tasted. Don’t be fooled by its simple design; there are plenty of details in this cooker that will give you a high quality grilling and smoking experience.
This grill/smoker is also easy to clean. You will enjoy using it to make all kinds of recipes and try out plenty of new dishes for your family for many years. Char-Griller is a 20-year-old company based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Who is this for?
The Char-Griller Charcoal Grill/Smoker is one of the best beginner smokers that is a classic introduction to smoking. If you’ve been grilling for years and now want to take that grilling up to the next level by trying smoking, then this is the model for you. But even experienced barbecue lovers recommend it because it works so well. It is a little on the larger side, so it would be best for homes with decks or backyards and the space to grill. It probably is too large for most apartments and condos.
You get the complete Char-Griller Charcoal Grill/Smoker, which comes with the grill body itself, a warming rack, an adjustable cooking grate, an adjustable fire grate, a heat gauge, and an easy dump ash pan. The base is also included. You get complete assembly instructions, as well as general instructions on how to use both the grill and the smoking features. However, it does not come with a cover or any grilling tools.
Overview of features
Heavy gauge steel construction ensures that this Char-Griller Charcoal Grill/Smoker will last you through many warm months of grilling and barbecuing. Then it’s painted with a textured tough powder coat to protect it and last for years. The outside is classic black, with wood accents like the cool-touch handle, front shelf, and side shelf.
The base has two great wheels and two rubberized feet for stability. The double bottom of the cooker itself withstands the constant high temperatures and flames. The flanged hood is air tight and comes with its own heat gauge. A fire grate is adjustable, so that you can control the temperature to hot, medium, or warm.
The lower cooking grate is actually made up of multiple grates, so you can lift each section without removing the whole thing. The grates are cast iron, a classic material for even heating and cooking that perfectly lock in flavor. Easy to clean out as well after you’ve done cooking.
When both the main grill and warming rack are combined, you get 1,063 sq. in. of total cooking area. You’ll also notice the smokestack, which lets the low, slow heat permeate throughout your meats and veggies inside the smoker.
As for overall size, this grill/smoker is 49” high x 29” deep x 50” long. It weighs 110.9 lbs.
One feature it doesn’t have is an offset firebox, which are more common on regular smokers.
Getting the most from your grill/smoker
When it comes time to grill a perfect steak at high heat, all you need to do is open up all four vents, build up a regular charcoal fire, set your meat on top of the cooking grate, and close the lid. For long and slow barbecue cooking, you will open one bottom vent and one top vent on the opposite side.
Build up a fire on one side of the grill above the open vent. Then lay your meat on the cooking grate under the opposite side of the fire and under the second open vent. The meat will smoke for a long time! The smoke comes out of the smokestack.
How would you like to have an offset firebox that will help infuse your griller/smoker with even more amazing flavor? Then try the Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Reverse Flow Smoker. This excellent cooker has an outdoor firebox you can add charcoal or wood chips to, to get that smoky essence in each bite.
The Char-Grill Charcoal Grill/Smoker has everything that you’re looking for in the perfect back deck or backyard cooker. You’ll definitely be in the same company as the best pit masters of barbecue when you choose to grill or smoke with this.