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swamprb
08-06-2012, 10:06 PM
I built a Maze for the BWS Gater basket with some 1 1/4" x16" angle iron. I bolted 2 lengths together with a strip of 1/8" stainless perf, with washers between the steel there is a 1/2" gap. They sit in the tray on their own weight.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/BWS%20Gater/IMG_5441.jpg

After 7 hours of cooking Brisket points for burnt ends, Beef ribs and Pork Rib tips at 275* I checked to see how much had burned.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/BWS%20Gater/IMG_5447.jpg

I kind of pushed the coals back towards the Guru'd vent (L/R) and added about 18 more briqs to the Right front ot the maze and 5 hours later they had just started to fire off.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/BWS%20Gater/IMG_5446.jpg

Can't say exactly how much BBK I used as I emptied a couple open bags to fill the tray, but even after adding the new briqs and temps that hovered @300-318* for the remainder, I am pretty happy with the burn time.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/BWS%20Gater/IMG_5445.jpg

SmokyOkie
08-06-2012, 10:17 PM
Very nice. How much time do you think you gained on your burn?:thumbs up::thumbs up:

swamprb
08-06-2012, 10:25 PM
It burned for over 9 hours before I shut it down and cleaned it up to rest in the garage.

I also bent this to hold more briqs.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/BWS%20Gater/IMG_5442.jpg

Fits in the tray between the sliders.

NorthwestBBQ
08-13-2012, 02:01 AM
Me love the Swamp man!

Slim Jim
08-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Doesn't that confiuration give you a 'moving hot spot' on your grate? Otherwise seems like a great theory!
COOK ON!:thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
08-14-2012, 08:14 PM
There are no hot spots on the grates in a Backwoods.