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kemmons

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2017, 04:54:12 PM »

Super! That could be real useful in a 26er, imho.
Thanks for the inspiration! Just made it today specifically fir the 26.  Have to run a test tomorrow before the comp on Saturday.



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HoosierKettle

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2017, 01:50:13 AM »
Nice kemmons. I have been using on in the 22 frequently.


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kemmons

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2017, 02:11:23 AM »

Nice kemmons. I have been using on in the 22 frequently.


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Just did a test run yesterday.  Tried to maintain 300-325 but it ran a little hot around 350-375 with the vents barely open for about 5 hrs.  I'm gonna cook tomorrow with less starting coals and hopefully I can maintain a little lower temps. 

So just a reminder for you STL guys, the Clancys pork steak and wing cook off is this Saturday.  If you can make it out it should be a good time, I'm trying to round up as many wing votes as I can, wing tasting states at 2.






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mhiszem

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2017, 04:07:04 PM »
Does anyone have dimensions to make this for a 26er or did you just cut and fit? Are there any better inexpensive charcoal baskets for a 26'er?


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kettlebb

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2017, 05:16:28 PM »
I wouldn't know but I thought ABC barbecue was making a large stainless charcoal basket now but I don't see it on their site. Maybe they can send you one to get your feedback???


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mhiszem

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2017, 05:27:30 PM »
Yeah I thought they did to. I could dream...


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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2017, 04:11:01 PM »
Marty, you are a genius.  This will be a game-changer for my Kettle Pizza setup.  As well as my regular cooks.  THANKS!! 
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HoosierKettle

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2017, 04:14:28 PM »

Marty, you are a genius.  This will be a game-changer for my Kettle Pizza setup.  As well as my regular cooks.  THANKS!!

I've been using it frequently.  It's really handy and it is genius.


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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #53 on: June 02, 2017, 06:28:48 PM »
Amazon finally delivered my char baskets today, and I feel like a kid at Christmas.  This is completely genius.  I got a really nice hot smoke on some tofu today, and thanks to the fire bricks my grate stayed cool enough that they didn't stick.  This is going to be really fun to use.

Also:  I was Facebooking about this with Marty, aka @56MPG, and he told me he doesn't even have fire bricks!  Which is crazy, because two fire bricks tuck up against this modded basket *perfectly*.  I mean, you could not have designed it any better.  I tell you, this guy is a savant when it comes to mods.  Many thanks, Marty!
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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2017, 03:07:23 PM »

I will make a second for my ranch
I can't stop lovin my Weber!!!
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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2017, 03:27:30 PM »

Love it
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mhiszem

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2017, 03:35:03 PM »
I'm gonna make one for my 26er.


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kemmons

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2017, 03:49:25 PM »
Definitely an awesome accessory for the 26" I just set them in the grill and marked it when I thought it fit like I wanted.  Leaves a tone of real estate and added some serious burn time for the roti


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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2017, 04:37:20 PM »
I'm bumping this up because I want to keep celebrating this effective, cheap mod.  And also because I wanted to share some field data. 

Now the lid thermometer in my SSP isn't especially accurate, but here's what I've found so far:

1 chimney of KBB = at least an hour right at 400 degrees

1 chimney of Kingsford Comp. = at least an hour right at 450. 

The fire brick fence really gives a true indirect heat, and I've been thinking about some kind of 'catch' or 'keeper', because they are prone to falling down once I've got everything set up and I give the grates a quick scrape.  So far some wire bent into a U shape makes a decent clip, but I'll keep working on something better. 
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HoosierKettle

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2017, 04:46:42 PM »

I'm bumping this up because I want to keep celebrating this effective, cheap mod.  And also because I wanted to share some field data. 

Now the lid thermometer in my SSP isn't especially accurate, but here's what I've found so far:

1 chimney of KBB = at least an hour right at 400 degrees

1 chimney of Kingsford Comp. = at least an hour right at 450. 

The fire brick fence really gives a true indirect heat, and I've been thinking about some kind of 'catch' or 'keeper', because they are prone to falling down once I've got everything set up and I give the grates a quick scrape.  So far some wire bent into a U shape makes a decent clip, but I'll keep working on something better.

Yes keep celebrating it's effect. I'm using it right this second and I use it for at least 75% of my cooks. It's truly great. I haven't tried using bricks yet


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