Cajun Grill makes six variations of this heavy duty cooker. The Cajun Grill is their smallest with 468 square inches of cooking surface. It can grill, and, because it is long and narrow, it can be easily set up for indirect cooking and BBQ smoke roasting. It has a V shaped trough in which the charcoal grate sits. The charcoal can be raised and lowered, but because of the V shape, the charcoal grate is narrower than the cooking grate, so much of the surface doesn’t have coals beneath it, making for a big time hot spot in the center.
Also, there’s no way to add charcoal without removing the food. There is a removable ash pan and two adjustable air intakes in the base on either side but no chimney. The smoke exits from under the lid. The grate is porcelain coated which we I like. You can order an optional water pan, rotisserie, and thermometer. Hand welded 16 gauge steel and made in the USA. Comes with a 5 year warranty from defects in workmanship and materials. The coal tray has a 10 year warranty.
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Grill, Smoker, Combination Grill and Smoker
468 square inches
Mid-Size(about 23 burgers)
Cajun Grill is a family owned business that manufactures six heavy duty charcoal grills with a unique V shaped firebox. They are one of The Percy Guidry Companies in Lafayette, LA. As the name indicates, they are indeed Cajun. Guidry stared out in 1945 as a Blacksmith and grew to become a fairly large metal fabricator.
Sales are direct and through independent dealers.
Published On: 2/12/2013
Last Modified: 3/3/2021
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