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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    jackson ms.

    Default Tailgating Mini Smoker

    First this is not my idea
    Saw one , & loved it. Long discussion on "weber virtual bullet "
    Easy to make & a perfect project for a father & child
    I geared mine for tailgating, ribs , chicken, moink balls,ABT's 3hr cooks.
    most are geared for longer cooks.
    You need
    1) 14 in portable kettle grill, new ,used, probably doesn't matter on brand.
    ** * For tailgating, I think the Weber smoky joe gold, with enclosed bottom makes most sense , if building for longer cooks A silver works better
    2) 32 qt IMUSA brand tamale pot, runs about $20. If you live in an area of large hispanic population Wally World & Target carry, I ordered mine from Target online.
    3) nine 1/2 in X 1/4 bolts washers & nuts.
    4) a replacement charcoal rack for 18.5 in kettle
    5) 2 in smoker thermometer. (I used one acadamy had $10)
    6) High temp paint , optional,
    ** *Grill paint is too dull so I got engine enamel ,high temp paint.
    ** * I used "FORD RED"
    7) the only tools needed are screw driver, pliers, & drill.

    Drill 3 holes 1/2 in from top rim evenly around circumference, 1/4 in size.
    Drill 3 holes 4 in from top same way
    Drill 1 3/8 in hole5 in from top for thermometer.
    Drill (12) 3/8 in holes ( or (6) 5/8 in holes) circumferentially around bottom 1 1/2 in from edge.
    For long & slow you need to cut a hole in bottom leaving a 2 in rim. metal is soft people cut out with dremal
    hack saw, tin snips etc.
    Install support bolts
    Wash soap & water & dry ( clean for painting ) Mask tape handles ( I think looks better)
    Paint let dry & install therm.
    Hint the metal is soft, drill the bigger holes in steps ( drill small holes & enlarge)
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Savannah, Ga


    Nice to see you on this site LA and as I said before nice job.

  3. #3
    SmokyOkie Guest


    Nice job indeed!

    thanx for sharing.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012


    These are the perfect little cookers and they cook a surprising amount they are efficient fuel wise & hold their heat.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Pattison, TX


    Way cool man! You could take it a step further like this:!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill

  6. #6
    SmokyOkie Guest


    Quote Originally Posted by bamsbbq View Post
    These are the perfect little cookers and they cook a surprising amount they are efficient fuel wise & hold their heat.

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    Show and tell us more about this cooker.

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