So my coal tray turned to mush in the middle of a smoke

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by macboogie, May 14, 2013.

  1. macboogie

    macboogie Newbie

    and this prevented any airflow. also this bag of cowboy lump was really really small pieces this time so it just started falling through. i actually pulled the coal tray out in the middle of smoking so i could move around the coals that were now sitting on the bottom of my SFB and only 8-10 pieces were still on top of it. i'm going to build a minion box before my next time BUT until then i had to rig something up to help with the issues this was causing on the current smoke because temps dropped. so here is how i rigged it up and temps got back acceptable. laugh all you want that's what i posted it for lol. 

    i can laugh at myself, pretty damn funny isnt it? 
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MacBoogie, hello. I see you are into 'out of the box' repairs. I think I recognize you Smoker type [​IMG].

    You could get a piece of 1/4" expanded metal to fit in the FB as the top of the Coal Tray . The addition of fuel could be done through the FB door(top) and leaving the space under the "grate" for Air circulation to the fuel.

    Send Q-view of the entire Smoker and how it operates.

    Meanwhile , have fun and ...
  3. macboogie

    macboogie Newbie

    hey thanks for the warm welcome.  It's a chargriller with SFB. i'm going to do some more modifications to it like a minion box baffle and tuning plates this was just a quick fix for the smoke at hand. I'm thinking about building a UDS also sometime in the next week or two also. i'm just having fun it's summer in Michigan so life is good right now. 

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