I had to do some mods after browsing the forum. Found some stuff that's been sitting around the house for years and commenced to building. Here are the pics.
1st I built a smokestack extender out of some A/C ducting leftover from 15 years ago. It was to big a diameter so I mangled it into the proper shape.
Next I built a charcoal basket out of some 20 year old perforated steel I thought I'd never use but it was free so I took it.
Took the old grate out of my dead gas grill and shortened it. You'll see why shortly.
Put 2 bolts in the 2 holes in the side of the smoke chamber. Again. You'll see why shortly.
Made a baffle out of the last piece of stainless sheet I had acquired many years ago from a former employer. Rolled it to get the right curve so it would fit between the grate and the side. Punched 2 holes in it to line up with the bolts. The bolts hold it in position. The other end of the baffle pushes against the grate holding it in position.
Found (2) 3/8" thick stainless plates I thought would make nice tuning plates. Also courtesy of a former employer.
Water pan added. Works in conjunction with the tuning plates. Hopefully I'll figure out the right positioning for proper temp control.
Sealed up with foil and ready to spark up.
Now for some ribs.
Thermometer calibrated in boiling H2O. It was dead nuts. I was shocked.
The wood. Pecan. Apple. Red Oak.
Thin Blue Smoke.
All done and ready to eat. Had to add some ABTs and a couple dogs.
Looks edible to me.
Edited by alelover - 7/22/10 at 6:21am