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1buckie

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Interesting Item................
« on: March 12, 2014, 05:35:16 PM »

 One of my Smoke Ring buddies saw these & sent me a PM with some links.........

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I'm over playing on smoked-meat.com

http://www.smoked-meat.com/forum/index.php


and everyone is talking about how much they love "the vortex". I google it and didn't find it, so I go back to the site and do a search and find thunderdome is selling them. I find links to his site and thought of you and your yard full of webers.
http://thunderdomebbq.com/post/67070763691
http://thunderdomebbq.com/post/67616073962
http://thunderdomebbq.com/post/67407010647

http://madhunkymeats.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=65

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kendoll

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 05:39:38 PM »
Strange timing. I was just talking to Rich from Mad Hunky about these this morning. You thinking about getting one Ken?

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OGlenn

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 05:50:10 PM »
That is interesting. I picked up a cheap Stok grill on CL last summer to get the cast iron grate, and I noticed the built-in chimney on that grill was shaped like that, only inverted. With the wide side up, it worked much like two charcoal baskets pressed together. Might have to pull it out and try it as it is used in the photos here. Video here provides a quick glimpse of the basket: http://www.stokgrills.com/grills/tower.php

I have no idea if they sell it separately, but If one pops up in your area cheap it may be worth a look for the grate and the basket. I got the pizza stone as well, but haven't used it because I'm not a huge pizza guy.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2014, 06:10:34 PM by OGlenn »
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1buckie

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 06:35:39 PM »
Strange timing. I was just talking to Rich from Mad Hunky about these this morning. You thinking about getting one Ken?

Ken

Well, I told Allen, the guy that sent me the links, that I probably wouldn't use it that much 'cause I just don't do that much extra hi-heat & he replied " There's a low 'n' slow setup!!!"

My reply to that was " it didn't even mentally register because I just visualize a pan of beans there automatically !!!"


 The sear setup is like a built in Alton Brown "steak-on-a-chimney"

 Another thing that comes to mind is this:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/grilling-bbqing/this-one's-for-cookingmama-~~~~gt/msg9666/#msg9666



"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 08:03:19 PM »
^^^ I really like that set up ^^^

MacEggs

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 01:17:46 AM »
I think the vortex would be fairly easy to fabricate. Can't wait for spring.  :)
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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 02:26:16 AM »
I think the vortex would be fairly easy to fabricate. Can't wait for spring.  :)

Yeah...  $29 for a 'rolled' piece of steel?  I don't think so....    ::)
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1buckie

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 07:29:59 AM »
I think the vortex would be fairly easy to fabricate. Can't wait for spring.  :)

 I just KNEW I'd see this comment, from this person !!!!!


 SAX.......it's seems a little steep, until you price up a piece of stainless......not here to sell it up or anything, just mainly brought it over for the idea, so folks like Mark could run with it !!!!
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

BigRix

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 08:07:42 AM »
I could see that thing working well with my sear grate.

Maybe a leaf blower hooked up below and I could use it as a forge as well. :)
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1buckie

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 08:34:40 AM »
 
I could see that thing working well with my sear grate.

Maybe a leaf blower hooked up below and I could use it as a forge as well. :)



 RIX....you mean like this?

"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

BigRix

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 08:36:46 AM »
Thats it!

How long does it take to cook a steak on that?
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1buckie

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 08:40:33 AM »

 Five seconds.....including prep / rub....... :o
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

kendoll

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 05:02:42 PM »
I have the manual for this if anyone wants it.

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1buckie

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2014, 08:12:04 AM »


It's an interesting concept, not sure I'll get to it soon as there's still a ton of projects I'm not getting to here.....will check into it at some point though !!!
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

DoppelBock

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Re: Interesting Item................
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2014, 09:11:55 AM »
 I downloaded their manual/instruction sheet and it looks very intriguing. I also read as much as I could find on the Smoking Meat forum....I'm seriously considering it. Several years ago when I first got interested in smoking meats, I bought a Smokenator. Soon after that I found my WSM and haven't used the Smokenator since (I think I lent it to a friend), but I could see using the Vortex quite a bit.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 09:15:43 AM by Chad A »