What Pot Fits Best Now Days?

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by bdskelly, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Long ago I built my mini with the Vasconia pot that had the black insulated handles. That pot is a perfect fit. Looked great too!

    Sadly Vasconia discontinued that style pot and redesigned it to one with a round lid rather than the original flat lid that we could use as a base for the pot.   

    Looking around it appears that IMUSA has also recently redesigned their pot as well and is slightly different than what we originally used. I'm concerned about the fit of these on the bottom of the smokey joe.  

    I'd like to know what pots are now being successfully used for any new or recent builds.  

    Links or part numbers would be very helpful. 

    Thanks!

    b
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One of our local stores here in Oregon, BiMart carries the Hoffritz tamale steamer. It fits perfectly and they sell for $29.99. Metal handles is the only complaint.

    Otherwise I haven't looked much to see what else is around.
     
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  3. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well shoot... its not on amazon.  Thanks Case. I should have bought a few  Visconias when I had the chance. I remember seeing them on sales for 25 bucks... Hindsight ya know? b
     
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  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I know right! Well if you need one let me know. I could always ship it to you. Pretty sure with some careful cutting I could get it in a flat rate shipping box!

    I turned the Hoffritz pot into the Minitisserie


    I have a hard time cutting up the Vasconia pots!!!! So as you can see, it'd be no problem for me to cut up a Hoffritz pot and send to you!
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup.  I remember that project.  I was very impressed.  So I looked at the website. Vasconia is distributed by Lifetime Brands. They actually have a photo of the elusive pot.   Maybe I'll write them...

    I'm reading that the IMUSA have to be "crimped" ??? Do you know if that the roll bead on the top edge fro the Smokey Joe lid to fit?  
     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    b, on my build I used the IMUSA & yes ya have to crimp the lip of the pot in so the SJ lid will fit ! Couple cold ones & some vise grips.... your good to go !
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Or I get out my hacksaw, wait, sawzall, and you get a jigsaw puzzle!
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey justin. If you get a minute. Post a pic or two of what you did on that crimp.   Gracias big guy.  B
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Exactly... I'm lucky enough to have all of those tools.  And torch if necessary! b
     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I wrote them... Asking where in the world did those nice Vasconia pots go?  I'll let you guys know what they say. b
     
  11. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok b, hope these pics help... There's just a bit of clearance needed for the SJ lid to set on the IMUSA top... Just crimping the lip down & it fits perfect !


    Hope this helps ya bro ! :beercheer:
     
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  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Perfect.  Does not look like too tough a job.  Thanks for the help.  Point! b
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Any time my friend, just keep properly hydrated ! :biggrin:
     
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL Case bought 'em all. He can stack 5 pots and do a whole beef side at one time. 
     
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  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's right!

     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The entire US stock displayed right here folks. I

    ll take the middle one. 
     
  17. garygg

    garygg Newbie

    I bought 2 IMUSAs from Target and did a build this weekend. the pot fits perfectly on both a SM silver and a SM gold....both bottom and top.

    I have read that the IMUSA pot made in China fit good, but the ones made in Mexico are off a bit. I was glad to see my shipment was Made in China.

     
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  18. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thanks for the tip!  Nice looking rig by the way! 

    B
     
  19. kettlemetal

    kettlemetal Fire Starter

    NJ
    I found an Imusa last year by playing with the stock locator on Walmart.com. Of the 6 or so within a reasonable drive, only 1 had stock.

    I also had to crimp, which was simple. Just worked around the rim with a pair of pliers a few times until the SJ lid went on without a fight.

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attach the Imusa lid to the bottom of the pot. It's close, but just doesn't want to fit. I suspect it could be coerced, but it was more than I was willing to deal with at the time.
     
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  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great info.  Thank you for the detail! b
     

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