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1Cavman

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A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« on: March 28, 2013, 03:59:27 AM »
I know about the baskets you can get from Weber..
Here's one that turns the Kettle into a nice little smoker.
Expanded metal basket with a couple of firebricks.
Made by a very talented gentleman from CA...





MartyG

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 04:46:10 AM »
That looks great, might have to cobble one up for myself. Are the fire bricks attached to the basket somehow?

Eastex

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A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 05:00:51 AM »
That expanded metal looks like a pretty heavy gauge, that's not going away anytime soon.


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jacoblee

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 06:09:33 AM »
Nice does he sell them?

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1911Ron

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
Very nice, looks good!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

reillyranch

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 01:45:45 PM »
That looks perfect for the short smokes I do.  Thanks for posting it. 

Cookingmama

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 03:26:37 PM »
How would you rate this versus the weber basket?  Differences?  Why is it better?  And yessssss, is he selling them?
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Kilted_Griller

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 08:45:48 PM »
Very nice!! I'm in Cali...does he sell them?
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Duke

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 08:52:58 PM »
I don't think there's any need to buy one. I have them in all of my grills. They are just bigger. I will try and start a thread on it tomorrow. Just get some regular expanded metal. It's way cheaper at a metal yard if you have one close. I buy a half sheet at a time. I will give an example to follow. If you have an aviation snip and some baling wire it's a piece of cake. I will also show some pictures of mine in my 22 & 26'r.

Kilted_Griller

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 09:14:42 PM »
stop teasing....
"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"
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Golly

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 10:13:06 PM »
hogsy has a way better setup than that 8)
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1Cavman

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 02:43:54 AM »
Answers to questions and comments....

Firebricks are not attached..
Yes he does sell them...
I like this one better than the Weber baskets
  Not as big so you have more cooking surface
  Less ash build up.. Better airflow
  Consistent temps without a lot of messing around
  You can put a dozen unlit briquets in the basket add another 10 lit and hit 250 without a problem.

Golly... Would like to see hogsy's setup
Duke... I'd like to see your approach

See if I can post a couple of smokes I've done with it.

 

bob hope

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 09:17:06 AM »
I cant find the thread that hogsy's set up is in but I just got mine and its almost spot on to hogsy's I just haven't made the Weber basket. What is the size ? I would like to find or make a bigger one.
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/just-got-my-%27hogsy%27-for-my-26%27er/
« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 09:19:03 AM by bob hope »
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Hogsy

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 01:44:08 PM »
Here's the thread Bob
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/grilling-bbqing/indirect-cooking-techniques/
And here's a pic

I used an old 22 bowl, expanded mesh, a piece aluminum and some SS nuts and bolts to put it together, she ain't the prettiest but works a treat
I measured the distance between the charcoal grate and cooking grate and cut out about 2 foot of the kettle using the rim of the bowl and measuring down
I'm sure you don't want to cut up a 26er, and I think a 22 will be fine, once the piece is cut you should be able to manipulate it to the shape of the 26er
I cut out tabs on the bottom to attach it to the expanded steel and folded them over



Making one of these for a 26er would be awesome and can't wait to see how it turns out
I think you'll be impressed with how much fuel it holds and it seems to work well using the minion method too for low & slow
« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 01:46:21 PM by Hogsy »
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Duke

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Re: A Kettle Charcoal Basket
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2013, 02:10:00 PM »
Here's the one I use in my 26'r. What I do is trace it on the charcoal grate and leave some excess about four inches to fold over. Then I make the back for it and tie it together with baling wire. I use them almost everyday and they will last forever. By the way, I like them big because it increases the direct area. It doesn't have to be filled up either. When the coals are hot I like to spread them out and grill over them direct which works really nice.



« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 02:36:09 PM by Duke »