Hey folks, I'm Jeff and I love smoking meats. Yup, standard new guy into here. My wife and I bought a house in November of 2008. Within a week of moving in (from an apartment that didn't allow grills), I found myself at Lowe's buying a Char Griller Duo. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I've done a few racks of ribs, 1 pork shoulder, and 1 brisket. The shoulder and brisket need some work (I need to learn to time things better), but at least the flavor's good! I've done a couple mods to my Duo: 1) added the side fire box for indirect heat/smoking 2) made a charcoal basket so i don't have to fuss with the charcoal as much In the future, I plan to add a couple more, higher quality, thermometers, as well as work on getting the fire box and main chamber to seal better. I'm currently learning the best way to get the temperature under control, as I fight temperature spikes. Slow, steady progress is coming there.