Originally Posted by smokinitup
Is it possible or even worth the effort to convert a stand up propane smoker to a charcoal smoker. Relatively cheap
Sure is.. I did one for family up in TN a couple of years ago and they're still using it... If there is a BIG hole in the bottom for the burner to come up through... ya strip the burner and it's holder out and then cut a piece of metal to cover the hole (If I remember correctly, there was a lip on that hole preventing me from putting a cover on it. So i used a jig saw and cut out around the lip... made the hole a little bigger though) ... you can screw or pop rivet the metal to cover the hole... ether use a rack to set a charcoal basket on (2-3 inches off the bottom) or make a charcoal basket that has legs to hold it up off the bottom (it's better if you can make a basket that has gliders on it so it will slide into one of the rack holders at the bottom. then your ash pan can slide out without moving the basket) (save the rack for food).... I was lucky enough to find a cookie sheet that fit perfect in the very bottom to act as a catch pan (easier cleaning)... and there ya go... put whatever ya always put from the charcoal up (ie. waterpans, heat syncs, catch pans)...