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Char-Griller Duo

ngbarone

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I've had one for about two years. My only problem with it was the charcoal grill lid and body aren't made to really tight tolerances so I was losing a lot of smoke. Some heat resistant gaskets tightened it up and I love it.
 
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rata

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So about 5 years ago I made some baskets to replace the original heat shields (see link). 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/54285/char-griller-duo/20#post_855540

Well those baskets are now rusted.


Also the drum has rusted through my neglect.


Decide to make another basket and fix the drum. Got lazy this time and made one big basket

with thicker expanded metal instead of the three. The last baskets were made from thin stuff that I

bought from Home Depot. This time I got thicker stuff from a metal supply house.

Frame.


Heat shield.


Expanded metal.



Cut away all the rusted metal from drum and welded expanded metal to it.


Just need to season it, add the briquettes and done.



Might make a expanded metal cooking surface now. Probably make that in three pieces.
 

Rings Я Us

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So about 5 years ago I made some baskets to replace the original heat shields (see link). 
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/54285/char-griller-duo/20#post_855540

Well those baskets are now rusted.


Also the drum has rusted through my neglect.


Decide to make another basket and fix the drum. Got lazy this time and made one big basket
with thicker expanded metal instead of the three. The last baskets were made from thin stuff that I
bought from Home Depot. This time I got thicker stuff from a metal supply house.

Frame.


Heat shield.


Expanded metal.




Cut away all the rusted metal from drum and welded expanded metal to it.



Just need to season it, add the briquettes and done.





Might make a expanded metal cooking surface now. Probably make that in three pieces.
No mention of the trio model in this thread. I wonder if the trio is newer than this thread? Or triple play its called.
 
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rata

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Isn't the trio just the duo with the firebox added? Sold as a package rather than having to add the firebox?
 

Rings Я Us

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Isn't the trio just the duo with the firebox added? Sold as a package rather than having to add the firebox?
Yeah.. I thought that would be cool for people that wanted to try smoking on occasion.
 

spiked

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I stopped by Academy Sports the other day and saw the Char-Griller Duo sitting there. I was wondering if anyone has seen one of these in action? It is a gas grill on the left and charcoal on the right. It needs some mods and is set up already to accept the SFB. I read some posts I found on a search for it on other sites and they seem to like it.

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...262-40521-5051

http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/v...77d8008d338041

Just thinking ahead for Pappy's Day.

Keep Smokin
​Paid $109.00 dollars at Wally World. With what we saved we bought the smoking box and the cover.
 
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IMHO the smoker part is too small. I have the Chargriller Smokin Pro with side box I have modded extensively and find it barely large enough. No point in duo if you are not going to smolke, in which case you need the side firebox. Academy had the MES 44 for $199 and I would watch for that again, or go separate gas grill and wood smoker. I have all three as the Chargriller is hard to keep temperature long enough to smoke a brisket unless you can keep it manned for 18 hours. I use the MES for that with the AMPS inside to keep smoke going. Big Costco stainless grill for grillin.

My son lives in an apartment and uses the MES 30 plus a small charcoal grill out on their balcony. Would have gas grill if he has space.

Lots of luck from a Texan living in the NW!
 

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