Hey all -
I'm brand new here and totally stumbled upon the idea of the Mini WSM. I was walking around the neighborhood a while back and someone was charcoal grilling and I realized how much I missed that. I found a nice gas Weber Genesis 3 burner in the trash years ago and have been propane for simplicity ever since. Once I smelled that charcoal I ran to Wally Mart and grabbed a SJS for $30. It's a great little grill but "little" is the key word... My buddies and I are currently hooked on offset grilling / smoking chicken wings on the weekends and while they are great I can only fit about 12 on the SJS while indirect heating (see avatar). So I start looking into smokers. Found the Weber Smokey Mountain and lived it but didn't really want to spend $300. Then as luck would have it I found the Mini! I read and read and "borrowed" many an idea from this site (Thanks to all!!!). Here's some pics of how it turned out - still need to find a diffuser and put the chicken can (done - just forgot to put it in the bottom for the pics) and fire her up! I'm no master smoker so I'll be back asking for tips and suggestions once I give her a whirl. Thanks again to all! Oh and FYI - Wally Mart .com has the Vasconia 32Q (perfect fit) for $19 with free ship to store! I had to pay tax but it was less than $21 total! Comments welcomed!
I have almost 2.5" clear from the bottom rectangle grate (extra that came with my old $79 offset smoker that I knew I'd find a use for one day) to the bottom food grill / grate. I'm planning on putting my diffuser there. 10" pie pan?
Is the bottom cooking grate sitting on the steamer insert indention ok? I haven't seen many people have it that low.
Thanks for your input!
Edited by Gnarbrah - 5/17/14 at 10:33am