All Up in My Grill

Size does not matter but it helps if there is a lot of meat

Size does not matter but it helps if there is a lot of meat

After 10 years of excellent service it was time for a new grill. Guess which one it is. The main reason for the old ones replacement was this.

I think there may be a small amount of air leaking in

I think there may be a small amount of air leaking in

The fire box is burnt. For normal grilling this kind of hole can be fixed with a sheet of metal flashing cut to slip on top, but for smoking this is a big problem since controlling air flow is the most important part of the process.

Of course I plan to keep the old smoker and use the large chamber for basic grilling. Here are some new grill photos.

So clean

So clean

One of the major improvements between this smoker and the old one is the position of the chimney and fire box. The chimney is on the end, forcing the smoke to fill the entire chamber before exiting instead of on top like my old one. This will help with better smoke permeation and control of temperature inside the main chamber. The fire box is also lower with the smoke opening slightly covered, again forcing better smoke circulation through the main chamber. It is also much bigger and all the parts are welded together.

Heavy duty grates

Heavy duty grates

The grates on the new smoker are much more heavy duty than the old one and slide out making it much easier to arrange the food and add more fire if just using it for normal grilling. I cannot wait for these to be fire scorched and covered in yummy fat.

Now all I have to do is find an excuse to grill something. Perhaps the old day that ends in y celebration is in order.

 

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to All Up in My Grill

  1. Ruth says:

    Go forth and grill with this fine piece of equipment. Can’t wait to see the mouth watering pics!

  2. Grannymar says:

    That is a real Rolls Royce machine.! Enjoy.

  3. sallybr says:

    WOW! That is an amazing grill, I am salivating in anticipation of the goodies you will produce with this machine!

    truly awesome!

  4. What makes this? I’ve been researching smokers but more like the electric little boxes- which seem like a sham compared to this baby. cheers… wendy

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    That’s one serious grill/smoker.

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