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Smokey Joe 14in Kettle

JLeonard

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So has any one used one of these to smoke on? I see academy has them pretty cheap. I was thinking about it to try to learn a little charcoal cooking.
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gmc2003

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So has any one used one of these to smoke on? I see academy has them pretty cheap. I was thinking about it to try to learn a little charcoal cooking.
Jim
They're kinda of small, but work well for burgers, dogs and steaks. If you check craigslist you can probably find an 18 or 22" for about the same price(if not cheaper).

Chris
 

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I have one but been a while since used it. Mine never got enough air flow. As long as I skewed the lid where more air could get in it worked fine.
 

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As said above... good for small stuff... I use mine frequently... But I also made mine into a mini WSM (weber smokey mountain)... I will say that I use it more for a grill/indirect cooking (as your planning on) than I do as an actual smoker ...
 

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Had to go back and look at that thread , because I still have not used it . Was almost 2 years ago .
Don't get me wrong , I'm happy to have it . I just have other options .
Anyway I saw the other day while watching Triple D , a guy was using one to smoke . Had the legs taken off , and set it on top of a charcoal chimney with a small fire and wood chunks in it .
Not suggesting you do that , just thought it was interesting ( and dangerous )
I agree with above , Craig's list or end of season . Try to find a display model at lowes or Depot .
 

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It's what we've taken on the road when fish-camping for years. Never tried smoking on it, but it'll grill chicken, burgers, steaks, and fish. The camper has a oven and propane stove, that's always been enough for a week or two. RAY
 

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Yup as a couple of the gang has said great for small cooks. We bought ours for the camper as well.

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I use about 12-16 briquettes ashed over (almost) off to one side... throw a chunk of your fav. wood on it... cook away...

Now I'll use a 1/2 - 3/4 chimney full... screaming hot for steaks.. I like em chard ...
 

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Thanks for the like JLeonard it is appreciated.

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I have one I made into a mini wsm. Love it for camping.
 

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My brother has one and I don't like using it because of poor air flow, keeping the lid cracked helped with airflow. I do have the Traveling Joe where the air holes are on the side of the drum below the lid for the past 30+ years, airflow is much better. This one. https://www.weber.com/US/en/grills/portable-grills/smokey-joe-series/40020.html
If I were to get another mini-Weber, I'd get this one as I like the little bigger space, lots more air vents. Good Luck

I just wish Weber went back to the wooden handles as the plastic ones will burn you!
 

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