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My $8.00, 2 minute Fire box mod.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Needed to get the fuel out of the ash to keep the temps up at later stages of smokes. I am not a metal worker so this is what I came up with. Bought and eaxtra charcoal grate for the Weber, set it on top of the old grate, steadied it with 2 balls of foil, and voilla.. Done.

Worked great, temps stayed steady into hour 5,and the ashes fell through.



mercy....:

post #2 of 6
Thanks for sharing, cheap enough of a mod. can't tell if the grate is sitting on anything else other than the foil, if not maybe two more balls of foil for more steadiness?
Matt
aka Rocky
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
rock,

good call on the additional foil balls, the rack was steady yesterday, but a couple additional balls wouldnt hurt.

It worked great temp wise, I held about 235 for the whole 5 hours using lump as my main fuel, and adding a chunk or two of hickory, and mesquite every 45 mins or so.
post #4 of 6
Jim that is great to hear on the temps... may try something like that on my seperate firebox, it could use a bit more airflow underneath.

I am doing up 25 pounds of jerky this weekend... some teriyaki and some using my Marinade/Cure.
thanks again,
Matt
aka Rocky
post #5 of 6
Great mod!!!

I just bought my first Char-griller smoker and the mod that I am least lookfing forward to is fabricating a fire box cage. If you say this is successful, then I'll invest the $8!
post #6 of 6
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I am 1 for 1 based on last weekends smoke. I was able to keep the temps up where in previous smokes it would fall between hours 4 - 6 because of all the ash.

hope it works for you.
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