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Hello everyone. My name is Brent and I happened across the site today while googling reviews for the Chargriller Duo 50/50. I am in need of a new grill and I like being able to use gas or charcoal. I'd also like to get into smoking as I love a good brisket. After looking around the site (I have a ton of reading to do, so much great info on here) it looks like most people have modded their CG Duos. I hope to go pick mine up tonight at Lowes, and my question is if there are any "essential" mods that I should do? I probably won't be smoking a ton at this point, 2 little ones running around kinda limits my time but I'd like to be able to do a butt or a brisket from time to time. Looking forward to meeting everyone and maybe contributing a recipe or two.
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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourse

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.

Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial
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Welcome and enjoy the forum.

Can't help since I have a MES, but someone will be along.
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First off welcome Brent to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Welcome to SMF, Brent. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to SMF Brent. This link:

Should take you to the charcoal smoker forum portion of this huge forum & you should be able to scavenge some good info there. Glad to have you here to share & experience fine TBS. Check the link in my signature for getting your qview up so we can all enjoy & drool over your work. Don't hesitate to jump in with those questions. The only stupid question is the one not asked. Good luck & enjoy your stay.
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Welcome to the party!
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Welcome to smf, and like you I like to use both gas and charcoal, and I just bought a new Kenmore grill from Sears, one side is a 3 burner gas, and the other is a charcoal grill, that you can raise and lower the charcoal to help control heat, it was $300, and I love it, my smoker is a gosm, that I bought at BassPro, its propane, and works great, you don't have to monitor the gas or electric smokers as much as wood/charcoal but with kids around it helps.
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Welcome to SMF you will not find a better place for help than here.
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Welcome to the SMF Brent, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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