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ReanimatedRobot

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The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« on: September 02, 2020, 11:27:32 AM »
Not sure if this has been done before, but I was inspired by the bigger better basket mod and I saw a photo of how a pizza cue set up clearly had the charcoal shaped in a "C" shape.  Prior to this mod I would do what everyone else would do.  Use a couple charcoal baskets in a partial "C" shape and bank the coals against the bowl.  It works, but it generally it would still require coals right against the bowl.  So I had some extra charcoal baskets laying around and decided to try something different. 

First things first I used some pliers to disassemble 3 charcoal baskets.  I took two of the outside pieces of the baskets and using the existing holes I took some old screw/nut hardware and fastened them together.  Using two inside/bottom pieces I test fitted them inside the bowl with the charcoal grate.  I used a sharpie to mark how wide I wanted the basket to be and then set a 3rd inside/bottom piece inside the big basket to figure out the placement.  I then marked where I wanted to drill my holes to attach two more screws/nuts.  I used a nail to punch a hole in the metal and then a step down drill bit to widen the holes out.  I test fitted the 3rd inside/bottom piece in the big basket again to mark two holes where the existing holes already were in the big basket.  After all my holes were drilled, I reassembled the 3rd basket in its original form, placed it in the big basket, and it attached it all together with hardware.  Did a little metal shaping by hand in the grill and it was done. 

I think it should work pretty well.  At its narrowest point there is approximately a 3" gap at the ends of the "C" channel and towards the middle there is probably a 6" gap.  Probably the best part of the basket is that it should keep a majority of the coals from being directly against the bowl of the grill.  I plan on giving it a test run this weekend! 

Let me know if anyone has questions!

ISO: 18" & 22" Lime, 22" Cado, Plum SSP, Clean & Colored 18" for Midget Mod, and the usual Grails.

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 11:28:27 AM »
The pics...

I placed the kettle pizza tombstone grate in the kettle pizza ring just to see how it lined up.

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1911Ron

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 12:16:23 PM »
Nice job!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

SteveZ

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2020, 05:48:58 AM »
Nice Job Bill! I may have to borrow that design!
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racedvl

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2020, 06:32:10 PM »
Not a bad idea!

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ReanimatedRobot

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 03:21:26 PM »
One heaping chimney of charcoal and fire! Probably enough capacity for at least 1/2 chimney or more that could be added without banking it against the kettle.

If I was making it from scratch I would do a higher outside wall and have it slanted back with the shape of the bowl. All and all this is pretty good for using some spare baskets.

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ISO: 18" & 22" Lime, 22" Cado, Plum SSP, Clean & Colored 18" for Midget Mod, and the usual Grails.

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 06:41:47 PM »
Dinner was delicious...

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Walchit

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Re: The Big Pizza Charcoal Basket
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 05:30:05 AM »
I was gonna ask where the pics were, scrolled down and saw them, then I was gonna ask where the pizza was, scrolled down and saw it too! Pretty slick design, I like it. And now I gotta make the trip to robot's pizzeria!

Ps, where is the basil? Lol