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swamprb
11-20-2010, 08:37 AM
Just thought I'd share some pics of the Mini in action.

The inaugural break in cook, spatchcock chicken.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2804.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2809.jpg

Same coals, different day..a dozen thighs.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2810.jpg

skinless thighs

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2811.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2812.jpg

Teriyaki boneless breasts and Spicy Italian Chicken sausages

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2848.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2849.jpg

little sear
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2854.jpg

I'm loving this Mini, I had never cooked on a Smokey Joe until I got the conversion, and it is the perfect size for a couple adults.

BluDawg
11-20-2010, 08:50 AM
:thumbs up: I so have to build one of those. Those are some good looking groceries. I must go have breakfast now.:moon:

Vermin99
11-20-2010, 09:04 AM
Very nice!!!

O B City
11-20-2010, 09:11 AM
How's the temp control?

swamprb
11-20-2010, 10:18 AM
How's the temp control?

I knew someone was gonna ask that!

So far all my cooks with the Mini have been Reverse Sears, (low smoke and sear finish) and smoke grilled 300-350* cooks. And the temps have been easy to maintain. I just have not had the time to devote to any low n slow cooks with it just yet, but my friends that have been using the tamale pot Smoker Joes have told me of 5-6 hour burns before having to add briqs.

The guys at C&C did test burns with BBK and got 8 hours with the ring I am using,(without meat) and I am told they are coming out with a larger ring.

So.. the jury is still out on which Smokey Joe is the best for any conversion.

I know a guy that has a 15 gallon drum SJS conversion that swears he gets better temp control with the side vent Tuck n' Carry SJ

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/Ugly%20Drum%20Smoker/CajunBandit/IMG_2806.jpg

The side vents are above the charcoal grate as opposed to the SJS which are on the bottom, but so far I have not had any issues with ash clogging the vents, and if I did, I have a "wiggle rod" that I use on my BGE's that will do the trick. Just good to know that I have options...I just wish life would slow down so I could cook more!