Pre Build Question

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by super fly, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. super fly

    super fly Newbie

    Howdy! So I have ordered the smokey joe and imusa pot but I have a question but I was hoping someone can help me out with a question I have. How much space is there between the inner wall of the pot and the cooking grate? I had a plan to use the self brackets and clips that I have seen some guys use in the UDS builds but I am not sure if there is enough room for the vertical supports. The vertical supports are 3/16" thick and I would need room for 3 so I need just over 1/2" of space between the inside of the pot and the grate. Will i have enough space? Thanks for the help!
  2. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think you are going to have 9/16" room to spare.  The standard Weber cooking grills fit pretty well with a little clearance all the way around but I don't think anywhere near that much.  Somebody who has the mini WSM closeby may be able to measure theirs for you and tell you exactly.
  3. super fly

    super fly Newbie

    From looking at pictures thats what i figured. But i thought if someone with an imusa pot could measure theirs to verify i could know whether or not I should order the parts to do it. The pot and grill wont be here for a while (i am over seas right now) and I wanted to get the other parts ordered so they can begin the long journey as well.
  4. I built a jumbo mini recently. This is what I did so I could have adjustable racks. I made four brackets using 1/16 x 3/4 x 3/4 aluminum angle cutting notches for rack heights. I bolted two on each side of the pot slightly wider than the handles.
    I then modified the grates to fit past the angles.
    Drop the grate down, flat edge toward angles and twist into the notch you want to use.

  5. super fly

    super fly Newbie

    Thanks for the idea, i came across your post the other day and have it down as an option. Here is a picture of the rails and clips id really like to use. Like I said the only issue is if there is enough room or a way to get the grate to fit past the installed rails.

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2015
  6. If I am not mistaken, jarjarchef has that type brackets in his jumbo and has issues with the clips falling out every once in a while when he is loading the racks. Just something to think about.

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