Originally Posted by WvQ
I like the old chargriller and its done well for me so far as I've been learning over the past three years. My wife actually started the addiction. She bought the chargriller at Krogers for $75.00. I know it uses a ton of charcoal (royal oak). It takes about twelve pounds of lump charcoal plus wood in the summer and double that in the winter to do a Pork Butt at 225 degrees!
Loved mine too... But compare 12 lbs to about 3lbs maybe, no adding later...and maybe touching the vents 3-4 times over a 12 to 14 hour cook...
I honestly feel it was like cheating...LOL.
However, I did love the cooking surface area, gotta love cast iron grates, and the ability to lower/raise the coals if you used the main charcoal basket for steaks, chicken, dogs...etc.
Between my Egg, Gasser and my Weber OTG, my Char Griller was ignored and it was sold to a BBQ/Smoking newbie for him to experience it from the beginning. It went to a good home...:)