The Southern Country 2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill, as the name indicates, can be used as a bullet style water smoker, or converted to a “lock and go” portable grill. The clever design allows you to remove the midsection, then place the lid on the base and turn clockwise until it locks. Grab the handle and go!
When smoking, it is easy to add wood chips, chunks, or pellets with a door on the side. Bullet shaped, it is made of thin, lightweight metal that does not retain heat well in cool, rainy, or windy weather.
A charcoal plate rests at the bottom accompanied by a steel ring to hold the coal in place. There is one sliding damper in the base and two dampers in the lid. The two 15.5″ nickel coated cooking grates are standard on all bullets and just a bit too small for many BBQ rib slabs. To get more capacity, cut slabs in half, you can fit up to eight half slabs easily. If you bend or roll the slabs, you can fit six. Comes with a standard 5.5 quart porcelain coated water/drip pan.
2 in 1 Water Smoker and Charcoal Grill
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Grill, Smoker, Combination Grill and Smoker, Tailgater
176 square inches
Small(about 8 burgers)
176 square inches
Southern Country aka Meco
Southern Country Smokers is owned by Meco Corporation in Greenville, TN, makers of the popular Aussie Grills. They are often referred to as Meco Grills or Meco Aussie Grills. Southern Country makes value priced charcoal and electric bullet smokers.
Published On: 12/3/2014
Last Modified: 6/22/2023
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