As much as we love our smokers, when the menu is steaks or seafood, nothing beats direct grilling. There are hundreds of charcoal grills on the consumer market, but we found most suffered from being too lightly built and and often the lacked capacity and versatility competition cooks are used to. Inspired by the desire to own a better grill and prompted by teams that wanted to replace their kettles they used for chicken and ribs, Scott Smith set out to build the ultimate custom grill. The project was a huge success, and we are proud to offer what we believe is the finest portable charcoal grill on the market today.

The Southern Q Grill - $895

First and foremost, this grill is solid. Using the same insulated double wall insulated firebox construction as our smokers, our grill is airtight so you can easily control your cooking temperature with the intake vent and chimney damper. The interchangeble rack systems allows you to set up the grill exactly the way you want it to match what you are cooking.

The design of our grill is deceptively simple, but look closer and you'll see the inspiration behind the design choices. For example the grill's lid is uninsulated with a flat top, making a perfect warming plate for a full pan of cooked food. The width of the firebox fits a full sized hotel pan, so it's a snap to add a water pan. The charcoal grate can be installed in two different positions, depending on whether you want high or medium heat for grilling. The full width heavy duty ash pan makes cleanout quick and easy, and you can smoke while you grill by adding wood chunks to the ash pan.

Southern Q Limo

Like every cooker we build, the Southern Q Grill is rock solid - this is no flimsy warehouse store grill! Our grill does everything a ceramic cooker can do, except shatter if you manage to tip it over.

Shown here is our standard size grill that we stock in black, but we build custom versions of this unit to match your size and color specifications. Give us a call and let's talk about what you have in mind!

Grill Specs

Footprint: 36" x 24"
Height (body): 42"
Height (stack): 50"
Weight: 180 lbs
Cooking Racks: (1)  24" x 36", or 6 sq. ft

Possible Configurations:
  • Low charcoal grate
  • High charcoal grate
  • Low charcoal grate with deflection plate
  • Low charcoal grate with water pan
Standard Equipment:
  • Cool touch lid handle
  • High temperature thermometer
  • Heat deflection plate
  • Transport handle for easy maneuvering (doubles as towel rack)
  • Lockdown latches for lid and firebox
  •  3" polyurethane casters
  • BBQ Guru model of your choice
  • Pneumatic 6" casters
  • 1100 custom paint colors
  • Extra racks and channels for high capacity rib or jerky production
  • Stainless Steel cooking racks
  • Custom sizes can be built to your specs
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