My Chargriller Duo

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by keith harris, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Thanks to this site I was able tune up my Duo here is a pix of it warming up on Turkey Day....

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    Grill height Thermometers...

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    And here was the feast it made  (Gas side I did the turkey charcoal side was a prim rib and a ham)

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    And the fruits of the labor...

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    Aloha and Be Safe

    Keith
     
  2. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Job!

    Todd
     
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Looks great to me. Call me when you do it again and I'll come right now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man o Man i can smell that great food from here... nice job... Have fun and Happy smoking
     
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Food looks great!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  6. chazz

    chazz Newbie

    I have the same grill and I just wanted to know why you added the extention to the chimmney on the charcoal side.  Am I missing a secret somewhere?  Food looks amazing btw
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  7. mnola917

    mnola917 Smoke Blower

    Since smoke rises, without the extension, the natural path the smoke would take would be straight up from the fire box, to the left and out of the chamber, bypassing the cooking level and your food.  By extending the damper down to grate level with a piece of dryer vent (bought from home depot for less than 10 dollars) you cause the smoke to fill from the top of the chamber, down to the grate level before it leaves through the damper.  This now gets more smoke to grate level and more smoke on your meat.  
     
  8. da maxx

    da maxx Fire Starter

    What other mods have you done ? Did you install tuning plates ? How do you control the heat over the entire area ?

    My brother has the same grill and is wanting to do more smoking.
     
  9. Yup what Mnola said.... it very works well...
    I turned over the charcoal holder to use as a tuning plate it seams to work real well I have even temps on both sides of the grill.
     
  10. chazz

    chazz Newbie

    I did the same thing with the charcoal tin. Evened it out nicely
     
  11. da maxx

    da maxx Fire Starter

    So the charcoal holder is inside the grill, under the cooking surface ?
     
  12. chazz

    chazz Newbie

    Yeah its a curved bottom with a heavy grate attached to it, so I flipped it upside down so it curves upward towards the cooking grate.
     

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