Modding my 22.5" WSM

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by placebo, May 26, 2010.

  1. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For ease of cleanup I have wrapped my water pan in foil as well as purchased a larger clay saucer wrapped in foil placed in the water pan. In addition to that I take a large foil party tray and bend it a little to fit in the WSM sitting on top of the water pan and this catches almost all drippings form the top grate. Down side is I lose the lower cooking grate. I could place it on the foil tray I suppose but right now I'm focusing on another mod that will get me another cooking surface. I went to HD and got a second 22.5" cooking grate with handles. MY goal is to find or make some kind of spacer that I can put the additional grill on and have about 3 to 4 inches of space between the two upper grates. This way I can do 4 full racks of spares in the upper cooking chamber. Any ideas for the spacers? I'll probably just mull around the hardware stores until I find the right piece unless someone here has a suggestion. Thanks!
     
  2. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have heard of people using carriage bolts w/nuts and washers to make the grate higher. 
     
  3. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That just might work. Thanks for the idea! [​IMG]
     
  4. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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