turn your 22.5 kettle into a smoker

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by johnnyreb, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    i did these simple lil mods with stuff we all have around the house and my kettle cooked for 11 hours on one chimney of charcoal with no refueling!!

    i saw the mod on the virtual weber site

    first get 2 bricks, firebricks if you have them i didnt so i just used 2 red bricks

    place the bricks about a 1/4 of the way on one side of your kettle

    line the charcoal grate on the other side with foil

    open the vents up to where they are barely open

    pour a chimney of unlit coals  on the other side, light 10 briqs and place on top

    put the lid on and cook all day!!

    mine held a temp of 270-300 all day with no refueling, i think the temp was so high because i didnt place a water pan on the foiled side but ill try that next time



    Last edited: Jun 13, 2010
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are absolutely correct on the kettle smoke...I did a turkey on my performer just yesterday and loved it.

  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    I used to smoke on the Weber kettle all the time. Served me well for a decade.

    I still have it. It's in great condition, and I use it for grilling.

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