Glad to have found the site, find alot of the conversations and sharing to be so engaging that I have been losing track of time in the evenings!
From Troutdale, OR just outside of Portland. I am a HS Football/Basketball Coach that is back in College getting a teaching degree. Avid bowler and I also own a few sports related websites. Wife and 1 son.
I was given a Char-Griller 5050 Duo for my Birthday in May and have yet to do too much on it other than basic grilling based on our schedules. I am debating the Side Fire Box attachment but not sure about how much smoking I will end up doing.
Can cook just about anything on gas. A whiz on the Coleman Dual Fuel and Backpacking stoves and pretty decent on a backyard propane grill setup. Very little experience with smoking and charcoal other than doing some small game in a Little Chief Smoker back when I was single or cooking on an old Weber with my dad as a kid (lighter fluid bombs and all).
Getting ready for a season of my chargoal/wood side today weather permitting (rain - hey it's the Pacific Northwest). Will likely be looking for info and help as I get ready to do some indirect smoking-cooking with that side of the Duo.
Love the grill by the way. A top notch piece of equipment and looking towards doing some mods on it when time permits