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Char-Griller Outlaw Charcoal Grill/Smoker

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating
User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Char-Griller Outlaw Charcoal Grill/Smoker

Char-Griller Outlaw Charcoal Grill/Smoker


The Bottom Line

The Char-Griller Outlaw gives you over 1,000 square inches of cooking space in a charcoal grill that cooks hot and fast or low and slow (get the add-on offset firebox for serious barbecue). This is a traditional style barrel grill that gives you the best of both worlds. Heavy steel construction and durable grates will keep this grill running for many years and look like a serious grill while doing it. At around $150USD you won't break the bank with this unit.
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  • Large cooking area
  • Works well as a grill and a smoker (with additional firebox)
  • Good features


  • Temperature control can be difficult


  • 1000 square inches of cooking surface
  • Heavy duty cast iron cooking grates
  • Large wooden tray in front of smoker for use as a work table
  • Adjustable coal great for better temperature control
  • Optional firebox converts this grill to a smoker

Guide Review - Char-Griller Outlaw Charcoal Grill/Smoker

The Char-Griller Outlaw is a great barrel style charcoal grill for a good price (typically around $150USD). The construction is good and with the adjustable coal grate you can do a wide range of grilling on this unit. The large cooking area (1000 square inches) will give you lots of space to work with.

This unit doesn't have the kind of airflow control that will let you shut down and extinguish the coals like some units (like the Weber Kettle).

Add the optional firebox and you can turn this unit into a good smoker a lot of great features including a pull out ash tray for easy clean up.

This unit (and similar Char-Griller products) are found in a variety of stores. If you want a good grill but don't want to spend a lot track one of these units down.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
cheap but not so cheap, Member Notsure1100

This is my second Pro Char Griller product and without spending a boat load of money for a pro grade rig this is as good as it gets. I've had a Trio for 3 years now and it is a solid unit. Living in New England we experience temp ranges from -5F up to 95F and quite a bit of humidity to boot. For the first 2 years my Trio spent its life exposed to the elements and uncovered. Although there has been some minor corrosion it is all perfectly acceptable given it's environment. As for my new Outlaw it is built solid seals well and is really an impressive unit considering it costs half of the price of the Trio. The grates are cast Iron and must be seasoned before use, just like a cast iron pan. So if you can't keep your cast iron pans from rusting you should be looking for something with stainless steel grates. I tell you this because it's my experience with my Trio that made picking up the Outlaw and absolute no-brainer for me. If you are new to smoking and using this unit as a Horizontal Offset Smoker and are frustrated with your results; take comfort that this is style of unit is not exactly for beginners. It takes time to learn the hot and cool spots. Also you paid $150, ***If you are handy and reasonably intelligent*** don't be afraid to mod the grill. Google ""Outlaw smoker mod"" there is a wealth of information out there. This unit uses heavy materials performs solidly and really cannot be touched by anything in its price range.

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