Originally Posted by bbq1980
I liked the idea of converting the Weber Smokey Joe Gold into a mini-WSM and saw a tutorial on how do to do it, but I'd need to run out and get a jigsaw. So that side project may wait till I get going a bit.
You can use a pair of tin snips to cut out the bottom of the tamale pot. The aluminum is soft and easy to cut.
Nice thing about the mini-wsm is that you don't have to make any mods to the Smokey Joe itself (except for perhaps adding a charcoal ring). All mods are done on the tamale pot itself.
I use my Smokey Joe as intended, as a portable grill, or I can use either of the two smoker bodies I have (tamale pot and 16 gallon drum) on it.
Perhaps you can find a way to use your Smokey Joe under the ECB without having to modify it.