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Trumpstylz 02-07-2013 08:38 PM

Has anyone ever smoked on their Smokey Joe?
 
Anyone ever try it? What cut did you use? How did you arrange the coals?

Boshizzle 02-07-2013 08:45 PM

I smoke in my Smokey Joe but only after I converted it into a smoker.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/pi...pictureid=4001

Bludawg 02-07-2013 08:48 PM

Chicken,chops, pork loin, fatties, burgers,
I bank the coals to one side cover the unused portion of the coal grate with foil, light up 5 briquettes to get the show started add 1 chunk o wood bottom vent open 3/4 top full open gives me about 260 for 4 hrs.

HankB 02-07-2013 08:48 PM

Yes, following conversion. Awesome smoker! I found the Smokey Joe by itself to be a bot small to be very useful but the conversion totally changes that.

The one on the left.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...SC_5940-PP.JPG

caseydog 02-07-2013 08:50 PM

I have done indirect cooks on my Smokey Joe, unmodified. And, I have done many smokes on my Smokey Joe with the mini-WSM mod.

It is amazing what you can do with a Smokey Joe and a tamale pot.

CD

mbshop 02-07-2013 09:17 PM

i've cooked indirect. probably not actually smoking. but seen some folks who have but what was cooked was for 1-2 folks.
http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?2949...the-smokey-joe

code3rrt 02-07-2013 10:04 PM

I'm not sure it really clasifys as "smoking" but I like to throw in some mesquite when I'm grilling steaks and burgers, or some cherry wood when grilling chicken breasts and the like. It always gives me the nice flavors I'm looking for.

code3rrt 02-07-2013 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bludawg (Post 2358705)
Chicken,chops, pork loin, fatties, burgers,
I bank the coals to one side cover the unused portion of the coal grate with foil, light up 5 briquettes to get the show started add 1 chunk o wood bottom vent open 3/4 top full open gives me about 260 for 4 hrs.

I may have to try that, I would have never thought you could get a cook that long out of "little smokey".

garzanium 02-07-2013 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by code3rrt (Post 2358811)
I'm not sure it really clasifys as "smoking" but I like to throw in some mesquite when I'm grilling steaks and burgers, or some cherry wood when grilling chicken breasts and the like. It always gives me the nice flavors I'm looking for.

exactly how I use mineI use chunks of mesquite and it really infuses smoke flavor

hogsfan 02-07-2013 10:33 PM

I do with my sjg. Just treat it like it's a bigger kettle and it works great. I use it for fatties.

I've also got the tamale pot mod for bigger stuff like prime rib or brisket flats.

Here is another mod I did that essentially works like a bge platesetter. Works great for indirect cooking of things that will fit under the stock lid.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/08/dysugana.jpg

But for small stufg id just push the coals to one side and put meat on the other. You'll need to flip or turn food half for even cooking but other than that Keep lid on as much as possible because temps will spike when it gets oxygen. They come back down fast too though.

Try it. It's fun.

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javahog2002 02-07-2013 10:38 PM

No I have not by itself. After I spent the $23.00 to convert it to WSM Mini, I smoked on it all the time. Butts, chickens, turkey breast. Works great except when the outside temp is 23 deg.

Trumpstylz 02-08-2013 08:26 AM

Doing some mini wsm research after your responses. How optional is the fire ring?

jmoney7269 02-08-2013 08:58 AM

All the time for chicken halves if it's just me. Eye of round, pastrami, etc. I like the smokey joe best for fajitas.

Freddy j 02-08-2013 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trumpstylz (Post 2359105)
Doing some mini wsm research after your responses. How optional is the fire ring?

i just made a 3" ring with 1/2" expanded metal from home depot and some mechanics wire. also cut out a ring the size of the charcoal grate for lump.

im in the process of building a mini wsm and just ordered some custom n.e. patriots logo stencils from steve at duda designs. awesome graphics and beyond reasonable prices.

cirk 02-08-2013 09:24 AM

I did a 5 pound butt once it turned out great. It was very basic I lit the coals and placed the butt in a foil wrapped clay flower pot water catcher.


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