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New Char Griller Duo Model 5050

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jw3s, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Went to the Wally World to look for any deals on clearance in on grills. I found the Char Griller Duo on sale for $200. thought i was a good deal and i really like the idea of having a gas and charcoal grill in one unit, so i went home to do some research on the grill and saw mostly good reviews. So I waited for a few days to see if i might get any cheaper but finally jumped on one the other night. 

    I put it together in a few hours taking my time to try and make sure everything fit tight and square as it could. I was pretty easy to put together and the destrucions were fairly easy to follow. The only major trouble i ran into was on one of the brackets that the the far left burner was supposed to screw into had a bit of slag for a weld that wouldnt let the screw start to thread into. i just used a larger self tapper and everything fits well. 

    I first thoughts was that it was a nice unit that should give some good results. its not super high end tank but think i will do me just fine. It needs the basic mods that most grills need to do some quality smoking but i was kinda of excited to see that Char Giller offers a side fire box that will bolt right up, i was also looking at connect the two chambers to expand the space Idk. down the road.

    the first major mod it going to add bigger wheels and prolly make it a four wheel unit.

  2. A good friend of mine has one and loves it. So best of luck with it and Happy Smoking.

    Keep posting Q Views
  3. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    I have the same thing with the SFB.  You will love it once you get it modified.  I highly recomend the normal mods.  Extend the vent pipe to grate level, better thermometers, heat baffle and take some hi-temp silicone to all the holes and bolts.  I am adding some hi-temp fireplace rope to mine this weekend.  I got by with some foil this last smoke and it held temps so much better.  Plus use the silicone where the firebox attaches to the main chamber.  It will flex a little when you move it around, but it holds well.

    Enjoy it!!!