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56MPG

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A bigger better basket case
« on: April 07, 2017, 04:42:42 AM »
What's going on here?

Ahhh, another one of Marty's harebrained schemes, and twenty minutes to spare.

Simple enough: four holes, four screws, no cutting.

18" wide, 5" deep. Makes for about a 1/3 - 2/3 area on a 22.5" kettle.


Holds a full chimney of unlit coals. Room for wood chunks and lit coals if you cheat a little.


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mhiszem

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 05:00:42 AM »
Neat, at first I thought it was adjustable.
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Kneab

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 05:11:45 AM »
That is perfect.
I know what I am making for my 26er when I get home.
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56MPG

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 05:17:13 AM »
Neat, at first I thought it was adjustable.

Couple more holes and it will be... ;)
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 05:19:59 AM »
Marty, I like that a lot, it is like a slow and sear lite.

I can see a lot of value doing this for my kettle pizza setup.
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greenweb

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 05:28:36 AM »
Fantastic! Nice clear pics. I had the same idea to make one but without any screws. Is this about the same size as the Slow and Sear?

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 05:35:49 AM »
Great idea gota try this.
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2017, 05:37:53 AM »
I could see tricking that out with some expanded steel and doing s lite version of what @MacEggs does.
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56MPG

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 05:57:44 AM »
I don't have a S&S, so can't compare. My thought was to keep it as simple as possible. I couldn't come up with a no-screw version in my head, so I went with this. I figured everyone has baskets and could cobble this up in no time. Much as I like to tinker, if Weber made a bigger basket like this, I'd be a customer.
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greenweb

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 06:15:59 AM »
I don't have a S&S, so can't compare. My thought was to keep it as simple as possible. I couldn't come up with a no-screw version in my head, so I went with this. I figured everyone has baskets and could cobble this up in no time. Much as I like to tinker, if Weber made a bigger basket like this, I'd be a customer.

I agree!  Weber could easily make one like this and circular one to be used with the center GBS grate removed similar to Vortex setup. I don't see them being very costly made from same material. I'd buy them.

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 06:34:37 AM »
Neat, at first I thought it was adjustable.

Couple more holes and it will be... ;)

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HoosierKettle

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 07:27:19 AM »
That's fantastic.  I'll be making some of those.  Thanks for the inspiration and idea


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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 08:03:16 AM »
That looks like it would work great with a KettlePizza.
More capacity and keeps the coals off the bowl.

Add some firebricks along the straight edge
and you've got a great indirect tool.

Off to Lowes to pick up a couple of sets.
Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: A bigger better basket case
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2017, 09:13:40 AM »
Thanks for the tip Marty.  I'll definitely be making a set of these. 

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