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Krawtschenko

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Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« on: November 15, 2020, 04:27:21 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has taken a Genesis cart, got rid of the gasser, and replaced it with a kettle? Like a poor man's Performer.
I have a cart and was hoping to make this mod so any help in not reinventing the wheel would be great.


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Jules V.

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 07:34:18 PM »
The frame is not deep enough.

Jason

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 08:13:38 PM »
I started a project to put a 26" kettle into a Genesis frame. It's still on the side of my house, unfinished lol. It can be done, but you will need extra tubing from an additional Genesis frame. The extra tubing was to make the frame deeper, as @Jules V. pointed out. The only tools I used were a grinder and a drill. I took the brackets off of a donor (Performer) kettle to attach to the 26" bowl. I can dig it out and take some pics, if interested.

Jason

Krawtschenko

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 10:45:49 PM »
I started a project to put a 26" kettle into a Genesis frame. It's still on the side of my house, unfinished lol. It can be done, but you will need extra tubing from an additional Genesis frame. The extra tubing was to make the frame deeper, as @Jules V. pointed out. The only tools I used were a grinder and a drill. I took the brackets off of a donor (Performer) kettle to attach to the 26" bowl. I can dig it out and take some pics, if interested.

Jason
I figured I would need to widen the frame. I would be making it for a 22.5 since that is all I have.  I am hoping to have some time next week on Thanksgiving vacation. Not sure if I will do wood or metal.

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Krawtschenko

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 10:47:36 PM »
If not for a kettle, at least for a table like this one.

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Jason

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 08:11:21 PM »
@Krawtschenko  I picked up and old Summit ($20) and made a cart, using the frame. I took the side burner from the Genesis (FREE) and fitted it to the Summit frame. I made this a few years ago and I still use it every time I'm in my outdoor cook space. The Genesis frame is what I used for the 26" Performer project I started a few years ago and put on hold.






Krawtschenko

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 08:22:04 PM »
Love it! I am always on the lookout for one with a side burner, but for now I will use what I have. Is that redwood or cedar you used for the top?

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Jason

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 08:35:38 PM »
Is that redwood or cedar you used for the top?

I don't remember lol.

I got the wood at Home Depot and it was the least expensive material I could find to make the top. It is tongue and groove fence material. That's why there are those channels in the surface. Not the best material for the top, but works just fine and kept the project low budget, which was important to me.

swamprb

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2020, 05:05:43 PM »
The Pellet Poopin WSM

22 Kettle bowl with Smoke Daddy Pellet Pro hopper mounted on modified Genesis frame


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Krawtschenko

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Re: Genesis cart conversion for a kettle
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2020, 11:34:10 PM »
The Pellet Poopin WSM

22 Kettle bowl with Smoke Daddy Pellet Pro hopper mounted on modified Genesis frame


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Nice job.

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