My charcoal basket

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by cmayna, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got a Smokey Joe Gold to convert into a Mini. But will also use it as a portable grill when we go camping in our VW camper. So first thing was to make a charcoal basket.

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    Then decided to add a division bar in case I wanted to do an offset sear when it's a grill. This division grate is
    not permantly welded in place. Just sits there when it's needed. I can pull it out whenever I want to. So fun to have a welder.....
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    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  2. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    That can make you some money!
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice addition to the basket Craig! Seems that most things I grill are too big to do that on the mini, lol!

    Points!
     
  4. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same in most cases, but since there's typically just the two of us now, what the heck.  Besides it's good practice for when I make a basket for my weber 22.
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job funny thing is I thought about doing that last night,while using my new 18.5 kettle

    Richie

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  6. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As I went to bed thinking about what I did today, I just realized that it would probably be better if the division plate was solid steel to help make the heat go straight up for searing as well as preventing it from entering the slow zone.   I know I saw a piece of scrap steel sheet metal somewhere behind the welder, hmmmm.  What's nice is that none of this is permanent. I can always go back to square one.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016

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