Upgrade to Chargriller Duo 5050

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by nmaust, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    I have used the Duo 5050 with SFB for the past 4 years & love the overall functionality but want something higher quality. I know there are mods that can be done to improve performance, but I'm exactly good with my hands. I use the gas side a few times during the week for convenience & do a lot of smoking and grilling on weekends. I use the side burner to start coals so often that this week I burned through it. The brackets in the gas side that hold the heat shields have completely burned off as well.

    All that being said, I am looking for something similar but made of high-quality materials that will last for much longer. I've contacted several custom pit makers, & several said they couldn't do it while others didn't respond or wanted a little more than I want to spend. Budget is around $2,000, & I am in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lang sells a nice patio model for around $1500.

    Just go to the Lang website, you'll like what you see.

    Good luck,

  3. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    Thanks...I'll check it out. Pits by JJ just quoted me $2,240 for a custom build. Does anyone have experience with their pits?
  4. nmaust

    nmaust Meat Mopper

    The problem with the Lang is that it doesn't have a gas section. For some reason, they seem to think that being able to cook over direct charcoal or wood heat and smoke using indirect heat is innovative. I can't imagine having separate charcoal grill plus a smoker plus a gas grill if I want to cook fast. Waste of space.
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nmaust, morning and welcome to the forum....

    Please take a moment and stop into " /Roll Call/   " and introduce yourself and get a proper welcome from our members.... Also, if you would note your location in your profile, it will help in the future when answering questions about smokin'...   elevation, humidity etc....    

    We're glad you stopped in and joined our group...    Enjoy the long smokey ride....     Dave

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