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New fire grate

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by dwayner79, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. dwayner79

    dwayner79 Fire Starter

    Excited about my new fire grate.  Had a buddy at work make the basket. there is 1/2 in bar stock under the EM, so it should hold up just fine. Cost me $12 in EM, and the bar stock was scrap. Paying the labor in meat. 

    Unfortunately I have a construction project going on in our living room, and since I prefer to stay married, I have to spend my time finishing that...  But I will fire her up soon. 

    Hoping for a couple of hours burn around the "U"

  2. Nice mod. A happy wife leads to a happy smoker.

    Happy smoken.

  3. buttburner

    buttburner Meat Mopper

    I dont think it will work. I think the heat will cause the fire to jump rows. The boxes like that I have seen that work and solid plates with air space between them

    be interested to know if this works or not
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  4. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    He may be able to get away with inserting a solid plate in between, as long as the coals don't sit right on the plate and are held away by the grate it should not get hot enough to ignite the other side and he should not have a problem with the fire jumping.
  5. buttburner

    buttburner Meat Mopper

    yes thats what I was getting at.

    sorry should have been more clear
  6. maple sticks

    maple sticks Smoking Fanatic

    That set up has good possibilities. Will be watching for the outcome.
  7. dwayner79

    dwayner79 Fire Starter

    Hey, so first smoke the fire jumped. I will start mod enhances.

    I can't tell you how nice it is to have people who know what they are talking about.