Another tamale pot candidate!

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by welshrarebit, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    My wife tells me today that she noticed some tamale pots at one of my local store. She didn't check the sizes so I happen to be in the area this afternoon and stop in to check...

    They have five different sizes: smallest is 20 qt and biggest is 54 qt (52 qt?). Sure enough there's a 32 and a 40 qt size in stock as well.

    My wife already let slip that she got me two 32qt imusa pots from target.com for Christmas...

    So, I won't be getting any more but it another possible candidate for a mini build.

    Edit: I might pick it up and build a mini for my BIL for Christmas...
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
  2. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

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    It's an imusa type pot with the metal handles and the lid handle riveted on.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit


    Found this 32qt tamale pot today! King Kooker... It's only $67! ;)
     
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yikes! $67 bucks???   Is that a pro grade?  Hey my friend I know things are expensive on the island but clearly you are shopping in the tourist area.  Brian

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  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Does it have a 3-4 bone prime rib in it???? You should've run down to the Malama Market in Pahoa and seen if they had any on clearance!
     
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    That's my local ace hardware store! I was going in for cattle feed, it's the only store here that sells feed, and noticed the pots. We haven't had a drop of rain in two months; it's been sunny and beautiful Everyday! Great for the tourist, bad for the cows...
     
  7. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    The first pot is in KTA and is $32. Yeah, doesn't look good for Malama Market! They have webcams set up so the world can watch it's last stand live. Google hvo maps and there be a link for the webcam...
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    $32 isn't terrible, especially if it fits. I think the first Vasconia I bought was $29.

    I follow Hawaii news so have been tracking the lava flow. When we were cutting Ohia down there I'd buy groceries there. It's a fun little town and I feel bad for those who are being displaced.
     
  9. jamielamb

    jamielamb Newbie

    I built my mini WSM with that exact same pot.  All I had to do was compress the rolled lip a little tighter against the side of the pot and it fits so snug that I don't have any smoke leaks.  Thing is rock steady on temps.  I am so used to just reading the charcoal smoker section, I didn't even realize there was a mini WSM page until recently.  My build is at the link below.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/175934/so-i-made-a-mini-wsm
     
  10. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I found this pot at Don Quiote in Honolulu...

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    I thought I'd throw in a sunset pic from Waikiki beach:

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    And a pic of some wild hogs on the side of the road near Waipahu...

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    Those guys are lucky I'm not back in Kona!!!!


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  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hopefully you bought all of them!
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're making me feel lonesome.... 
     
  13. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I didn't buy any... Just wanted to give a heads up for anyone in our capital city! I didn't get to the Don Quiote by ala moana so I don't know if all of them stock these pots. I was actually cutting thru the one out by pearl city to get to the Foodland there because on the big isle Foodland carries the VMI 40 qt pots but I didn't see any at that store.

    The brand was "Smart Cook" and is an Imusa clone. There was some weber stuff a couple of aisles away and I took the grill off a smokey joe and it fit perfect! I wouldn't be surprised if all of these pots are made on the same factory in China and then branded by different companies here.

    BTW Case, Malama market reopened last week! I forget what thread it was about you saying to get a tamale pot from them when they had their close out sale; they actually might have had some because they are part of the Foodland chain and every one I been in here has them,
     
  14. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    You're only a nine hour plane ride away! 😎
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I saw that, I follow Hawaii News online! That's good for the community down there, had to be a huge inconvienence for the community and a financial conundrum for the employees.

    My wife and I just committed to a several week vacation next year in your neck of the woods. We'll probably bounce around to a few different locations on the big island. we'll start looking for vacation houses soon.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2015
  16. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I have a friend who has a vacation house up kaloko drive. He smokes on an acorn and has TONS of kiawe wood!

    I'll let you borrow a mini if you want.

    I'll send a PM tonite after I get home from work...
     

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