Did you use a smokey joe grate and cut off the ends?
Here you go Duke. From my build post.
The first thing was to build the charcoal hopper. This is done by using expanded wire and cutting it to the 3" height. Wrap the Exp wire around the charcoal grate supplied with the Smoke Joe. I used rebar twist wire to hold it in place. ….Which would have been fine and held well. But my brother in-law has a welder close by so I asked him to spot weld the wire in place.
More on the build here.
Enjoy your build my friend!
Rolling this has turned out to be more of a challenge than expected. It's hard with the two different diameters. I have it welded now but still needs to be worked some more.
As you can see it as a bit of a "lean" to it. Nothing too major that can't be figured out.
Alright, some progress pics. It's about done, but still needs to be painted and a few minor tweaks, but here she is!
Got it done just in time for a trip to Jasper, AB with Ms. Duke and my Mom.
Works real well. I've used it 12-15 times. Uses a lot less fuel than my 18" WSM, so it's perfect some nights when it's just the two of us.
The only thing that bothers me is that the aluminum center piece is not air tight around the base. Charcoal will not extinguish by closing the vents, and when it rains it leaks in. Not sure if anyone who uses the pot has this problem, but it's an easy fix by just removing the center section and packing it up like a regular Smokey Joe.
All the materials turned out to be free, except the s/s hardware ($4 or so), so I really can't complain here.