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Anglerman

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My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« on: July 18, 2016, 04:34:31 PM »
Well here's my mini WSM from start to finish and seasoning now

Just the pot after painting and clear coat

 

Ash catcher



Charcoal Basket



Pot sitting on bottom showing hole cutout



Now with heat deflector / dip pan which is a 1" tall x 12" round pizza pan



Showing both racks installed top one is about 4 1/4" from rim second one is 3" below that ( not sure what I'll use the second one for



Assembled showing temp gauge mounted between the racks 2 high temp grommets for thru probes on each rack

 

A tasty brew



And smoke rolling for seasoning




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addicted-to-smoke

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 05:07:34 PM »
Nice!
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

varekai

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 08:43:11 PM »
COOOOOL...
CGA,GGA, jumbo joe, 3-18" kettles,22" blue,green,yellow and 2 reds, 1-22" lid mod for pizza, a genesis silver,2 Red SS Performers,2 26ers,1 red, 1 chief and a Ranch Kettle.

WNC

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 04:56:19 AM »
Great mini build!
It's got me wanting to finish mine, how did it do holding temp?

Travis

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 05:32:33 AM »
Nice job!


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Neil_VT00

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 05:36:00 AM »
Nice mini.  How did the ash shield work out for you? 
Wanted: Burgundy 18"

Anglerman

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2016, 12:20:12 PM »
Great mini build!
It's got me wanting to finish mine, how did it do holding temp?

I think it hold pretty good, started a 5:30 pm for about 1.5 hours I kept it below 150, from that point till around 10pm I was able to hold 225-250 pretty easy not completely walking away.... I went to bed and wake up at 4:30 with it sitting at 180. Which is fine I'm sure it's not made for over nights unattended. It still had unburned coals in the morning.
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Anglerman

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2016, 12:24:56 PM »
Nice mini.  How did the ash shield work out for you?

For the 5 hours I watched the burn I think it worked fine, sadly when I woke up at 4:30 to head to work I was in a hurry and knew I needed to bring the base with me to work on a bottom damper handle. The pot was stuck to the base when I went to pull it off so if shook everything around and I wasn't able to get a good look at the ash at that point :(
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Anglerman

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2016, 12:31:46 PM »
My biggest issue with the burn was adjusting the hot bottom damper that was sticking, had to get on my knees with pliers... I wasn't going to do that again.. Lol

I believe I seen this idea of a damper handle in this forum so I don't take credit for it but thought I'd share what I built today... Hopefully it fixes my issue, used some 3/8" stainless tubing threaded one end to attach to the damper then press fit the plastic handle to the other end. And of course used tubing benders to get the shape close.

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Anglerman

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 01:22:10 PM »
After 12 hours of burn time the ash deflector is covered.... Of course that's not normal cook for this smoker... But it did allow for pretty much of the charcoal to burn




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DirectDrive

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2016, 04:05:48 PM »
Very nice !
What pot did you use ?

Garvinque

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 05:17:33 PM »
Nice looking Mini! Can't wait to see your first cook with it.
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Anglerman

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 05:25:35 PM »
Very nice !
What pot did you use ?

The IMUSA
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DirectDrive

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2016, 06:07:04 PM »
Thanks
Any problems with fitment ?

Anglerman

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Re: My mini smokey Joe WSM finish
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2016, 06:16:56 PM »
Thanks
Any problems with fitment ?

Oh yes... First off my pot came damaged and I decided to try a straighten it instead of return. The rim was all bent up, once I got that fixed I still had to crimp the rim for the lid to fit.
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