Mini WSM build out of Jumbo Joe

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by t9gear, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. t9gear

    t9gear Newbie


    I decided to build a mini WSM and made a video and how to. Heres the link. I hope you guys like it

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  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Love it...the 2nd  Jumbo mini out there aka Jimmy!    

    It is hard to drill out but i found that the 1" step bit starts the hole quickly and then allows you to use the smaller step bit to finish...use lubricant of course, i used dish soap.

      T- i'd consider using side air also.  If i did mine over i'd not use the weber vents i'd just use one or two  3/4  nipple with caps  and the 3/4" ball valve.  The reason being is i think it gets a even burn.  I've found the bottom really doesn't clog so you shouldn't need that electrical box especially if you use side air also.   ....

    OH most important thing is the sear handle!   The handle i connected to the bottom is the BEST thing i did.  I use it to just get hot temps or open it up to sear with out burning your fingers.   I have it set up so that if the handle is over to the right hitting one of the legs its shut, if it's over to the left lined up with my ball valve then it's 100% open and in between it's 50%.  

       It's closed in this pic but if it' was lined up with the ball valve it would be all open. 

    Last is i'd consider drilling bigger holes in the pizza pan to still diffuse but lets some drippings still hit the coals below.

    The way this thing sears is INCREDIBLE!

    Again AWESOME smoker!!!   You'll love it!!!
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
  3. t9gear

    t9gear Newbie

    Well i definetly gonna add a sear handle. So do you bennefit from the side ball valve alot? What temps can u achive with it?
  4. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Good job t9gear. Looks great. 
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice. I might build one myself.
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I've had it well over 500*  but have cooked in the 250 range too.   250* is about the lowest i'd cook most stuff anyway.     Yes i do think there's benefit to side air, at least two 3/4" and one of those a ball valve.   The basket can get air from the sides and or the bottom and a ball valve will let you really fine tune temps i think.   Initially i put the ball valve in for my auto controller (Guru or Pitmaster IQ)  which i don't use much but in case i do its there so  that's a bonus also. 
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ball vents Ball vents! I can't say the effect on the jumbo, but on the Silver Joe it makes a difference. If I had a jumble I'd add (3) just like Keith recommended. What's the worst that can happen?
  8. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great video. Looks like you have a great smoker. Been thinking of building one myself.

    Where did you locate your stock pot, if I may be so bold and ask.
  9. t9gear

    t9gear Newbie

    I got the pot of ebay. They still have a bunch left
  10. orlenz

    orlenz Newbie

    can you share a link the the pots on ebay ? my boy want to build one of these

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