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I stumbled upon this place when looking to build a smoker.  I currently smoke on a very worn down weber kettle and am looking to build something new out of it.  I typically smoke ribs and brisket.  If anyone has advise on repurposing a weber kettle I started a thread in the other builds forum and would appreciate advise.  Thanks.

post #2 of 6

Hey Infanej! Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you are already a seasoned smoker (pun intended), so I look forward to seeing some Brisket pics!


If you get a chance, please check out the Michigan members group (link in my signature block below) and join up. We love to discuss all things smoking related in our region.


Take care

post #3 of 6

Welcome to the board! Maybe we need a Show Us Your Beater Weber thread if there isn't one already.


My first-ever smokes were on a legless Weber that sat in a wheel rim like a ball in a socket. It was abandoned behind a house and it looked like it was still fairly new - maybe someone fell on it and broke the legs?


The wooden handles have rotted off of mine.

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Mine is pretty bad but it still serves a purpose.  Making a UDS seems like the right thing to do with it but don't really want something that big.  Looks like I may do a mini-WSM since it looks like it cost under $100.  I'm not sure what I would do with the 22.5 kettle.

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful sunny day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Welcome infantej!
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