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working with what i have.


Joined Oct 20, 2013
This is the char griller that I used to smoke stuff with. I don't have a sfb for it due to space restrictions so I've got a small kettle style grill that I stick inside. It's not pretty but I've managed to get the temps and burn time I need using the minion method. It's works quite well actually. I still need to seal this thing up but for now its works. Now, here's some qview.


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Joined Oct 7, 2012
Sometimes you have to work with what you have and in the space you have. We have all been their. Glad to see you have it going your way. I have done a lot of things with a kettle.

Happy smoken.


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Very creative!...JJ


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Joined Oct 20, 2013
Thanks guys. I do have plans to get a sfb(once I have the space) and turn this thing into a reverse flow smoker. There's nothing like throwing some meat on and cracking open a cold one. It's therapy, really.


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Joined Aug 1, 2008
We all work with what we have.  Or had.

Actually it was a gas grill of all things that got me into this smoking bit about 35 years ago?

Yeah, the indirect heat method on the useless gas grill, then trying that on the Weber kettle.

That led to my first ECB.

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I have been hooked ever since!  Over time the tools change.  The method is basic.

Smoke on my friend!  Use what you have and move forward as you can.  It doesn't have to be all that complicated!

Good luck and good smoking.

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