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robert-r

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Diffuser for the 26er
« on: March 05, 2019, 10:44:01 AM »
Was intrigued by several posts on other forums regarding diffusers for the Weber 26" grill. Decided to pursue the idea....

Had some 1/8" steel laying around from a previous project. Cut the disk out and realized it was too small. Measure twice and cut once, right? So instead of an upright (1x1/8 flat bar) rim... it turned into a plate.



Had to make a jig to position the pieces for the rim.



Got everything tacked up.



Realized it was too big. Measure once and cut twice, right?

Cut it down and finished the welding.



Added some tabs so it could fit under the cooking grate.





Should be able to do 3 racks flat.



Certainly does a good job with two racks.



Used a 3x3 snake for fire because I have gas assist. The burner tube would be a problem if I used a 22" charcoal grate for the coals.
Think I'll put some tabs on the CB rotisserie ring to raise the cooking grate and use a charcoal ring on the 26" charcoal grate.

The charcoal ring is ready to  go.





« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 10:51:12 AM by robert-r »
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brewtownbeatdown

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Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 11:32:04 AM »
Grate work!!!   Iím a big fan of the ďmeasure once, cut, and figure a solutionĒ method.  Been guilty of that a time, or two[emoji23]. 


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Bob BQ

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 12:11:19 PM »
Nice!!
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Big Dawg

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 01:15:22 PM »
Mad skills, Bro ! ! !  (Just use that tape measure a little more . . . )





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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 03:29:29 PM »
That is bad to the bone. 


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Jules V.

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 09:21:18 AM »
Using the roti ring should work better. It allows you to keep the diffuser further away from the charcoal and also the cooking grate.  I sometimes use the same setup with a roti ring on a 22.

Just ribs.
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robert-r

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 01:29:29 PM »
Using the roti ring should work better. It allows you to keep the diffuser further away from the charcoal and also the cooking grate.  I sometimes use the same setup with a roti ring on a 22.

Just ribs.
 https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=63141&share_tid=41223&url=http%3A%2F%2Fweberkettleclub%2Ecom%2Fforums%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D41223&share_type=t

Agreed. Nice ribs.
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Bodhi

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 12:43:15 AM »
Nice work Robert! It looks like it would double as a nice griddle.

WNC

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 02:38:16 AM »
Damn, seriously impressive skills there!


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Hinds90

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 04:53:30 PM »
Deleted. Didn't read the entire post.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 05:21:34 PM by Hinds90 »

avega2792

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 08:47:12 AM »
That's purdy and handy work right there. Makes me wish I had taken metal shop instead of print shop in high school.

FarmerQue

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 11:51:02 AM »
Your Performer XL build is still one of my favorite all time mods.  I have it bookmarked on my phone for future reference and safe keeping.  The craftsmanship you possess shines through once again.  Good work and hopefully even better results because of the upgrade.

robert-r

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2019, 08:53:11 AM »
Have made some revisions to the setup:

For the last cook, used a charcoal ring from an 18.5 WSM.



Added more tabs to the bottom of the rotisserie ring to support the diffuser.



The cooking grate on tabs at the top of the roti ring.



Test cook.





280* and 3 1/2 hours later:



Result: this worked very well. Am totally happy with the setup and prefer it to using the snake. Fuel consumption was about the same as using the 18.5 WSM. Had almost 1/2 the fuel left with most of it unburned. Around the 2 1/2 hour mark, temps were dropping. Figured it was ash accumulation. EZ fix - a few sweeps with the ash remover and all was well.
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jimz

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2019, 09:03:40 AM »
what is the round pan made of? I like this.

robert-r

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Re: Diffuser for the 26er
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2019, 09:10:17 AM »
what is the round pan made of? I like this.

Thanks! 1/8" mild steel.
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