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Craig

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 08:53:28 PM »
For the record, I'm not a proponent of having Happy Cookers whacked. The internal ash system intrigues me. I need to go see if that one on the next street is still there.

Heyjude

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 09:58:53 PM »
The internal grate is perfect for using a kettle as a smoker. Helps to control air and temps.
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Idahawk

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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2013, 10:59:42 AM »
The internal grate is perfect for using a kettle as a smoker. Helps to control air and temps.
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Have I seen or read where guys use those in WSMs ?
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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2013, 11:16:58 AM »
The internal grate is perfect for using a kettle as a smoker. Helps to control air and temps.
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Have I seen or read where guys use those in WSMs ?

I think you could but it's probably better to use on the Kettle where the vents are below the charcoal. On the wsm the vents are at the edge of the charcoal ring so ash clogging risk would be minimal.
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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2013, 11:21:36 AM »
Hey Idahawk, do you have any details pics (inside as well) you could post of your red one?
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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2013, 11:49:20 AM »
Yeah, the ash pan is not really gonna do much in a WSM due to vent location. I will see what mine looks like in the bowl and report back.
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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2013, 06:34:45 PM »
I'll be using the internal ash pan on my WSM Mutt this weekend.  Super excited to find out the results... I'll let you know how it works out.
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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2013, 06:39:04 PM »
I live 2 miles from the "NIB" Happy Cooker that Jeff posted.  I am not much of a collector so I am not willing to dish out $65.  If anyone wants it I can pick it up for them.
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2013, 08:00:38 PM »
I'd take it if you would get for me ?
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« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2013, 08:19:33 AM »
If Jeff grabs it today I can get it from him and get it to Chicago on the 15th. If that helps at all.

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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2013, 10:07:45 AM »
oh I wasn't posting that I wanted it, just in case someone else wanted it since its NIB
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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2013, 03:21:08 PM »
Sorry too many Jeff's. I was referring to lightning boldt Jeff.

Idahawk

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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2013, 03:36:18 PM »
LB Jeff is hooking it up for me ,thanks !
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Re: " The Happy Cooker " The Truth
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2013, 09:43:15 AM »
I'll be using the internal ash pan on my WSM Mutt this weekend.  Super excited to find out the results... I'll let you know how it works out.

I've got 5 racks of ribs (3 baby back, 2 St. Louis style) on the WSM Mutt right now (4lbs of wings to join them later)... this internal ash pan from the Happy Cooker is helping keep the temps down tremendously!  The WSM usually runs hot & fast on me, even w/ all of the BBK vents closed.  I've got two wide open for the past 1 1/2 hours, and it's holding steady at 250*.  Hell, yes!
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« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2013, 10:11:24 AM »
I'll be using the internal ash pan on my WSM Mutt this weekend.  Super excited to find out the results... I'll let you know how it works out.

I've got 5 racks of ribs (3 baby back, 2 St. Louis style) on the WSM Mutt right now (4lbs of wings to join them later)... this internal ash pan from the Happy Cooker is helping keep the temps down tremendously!  The WSM usually runs hot & fast on me, even w/ all of the BBK vents closed.  I've got two wide open for the past 1 1/2 hours, and it's holding steady at 250*.  Hell, yes!

Nice ! I heard about this a few years back , just never found a HC with the pan to try it with , thanks for posting , enjoy for meal
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