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Charcoal basket ?

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Just got a brinkmann trailmaster, where can I buy a charcoal basket to fit in the firebox ?
post #2 of 10
Go to lowes or Home Depot buy two pieces of 12x24 expanded steel 4 1 inch rt angle brackets and a package of 1/4 20 screws with nuts and washers. The basket should be 12x12 with 6 inch sides
Just mark 6 inch off the side and bend it to a rt angle ( a good heavy hammer will help)
Do that to the other three sides and put them together like an x
That's it !!!
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any dimensions for a OK Joe longhorn? I want to try and make one this weekend

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Originally Posted by Smokey Bruin View Post

any dimensions for a OK Joe longhorn? I want to try and make one this weekend

Some guys make a test basket out of cardboard box and tape. You can try a few sizes to see what fits best. Remember you want to leave enough room for air underneath and around basket. I'm sure 12x12x6 would be a good dimension to test. Good Luck!!!

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Made my own basket, similar to Lemans.  I now use the expensive, 75# stainless steel basket I had previously used sitting as an extra seat or table on the patio.  Hate to let it go, but only use the expanded metal basket now. . . . . .   :th_crybaby2:

 

Either way, good luck!!!

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Originally Posted by 5oclocksomewher View Post



Some guys make a test basket out of cardboard box and tape. You can try a few sizes to see what fits best. Remember you want to leave enough room for air underneath and around basket. I'm sure 12x12x6 would be a good dimension to test. Good Luck!!!



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Exactly what he says here. I Have a OKJOE and I bent 6" up on each end and then used wire to put the two piece together. Works fantastic.
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A word of advice.....it took me some time to figure this out. When I start out I dump 2 lit chimneys of lump charcoal in my basket.





When I add charcoal it comes from another lit chimney. This will keep your temps even. I don't ever add unlit charcoal.
This is just what works for me. (I do most stuff hot and fast 275-300)
Edited by 5oclocksomewher - 6/5/14 at 11:44am
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Now I have to tell my wife I need to buy a second chimney.

I also like to put a can in the middle and them fill with unlit charcoal, remove the can and dump the lit charcoal in (minion method) and this works really well for me.
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great, advise, thanks guys. I'm going to make mine today.

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