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Old 10-31-2013, 04:24 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Toast View Post
OR you don't need any modifications at all. I see you have purchased the Gourmet model. That's the exact same one I started with.
IMHO, I think that the charcoal grate and intake mods are needed. When I first got my Master Forge (rip off of the Brinkmann), I used it for a few smokes as is out the box. Yes, it did a great job (compared to the Chargriller) but I had a couple cooks where the charcoal went out of control. With the intake mod, I can do the minion method and have a way to get things back under control if needed.

Originally Posted by Larso View Post
Thanks guys, I like those mods smitty but for now I probably will just fire up as is.
I like the mods from this post better than the ones Smitty posted.

Originally Posted by sliding_billy View Post
The one mod I say you have to do immediately is a charcoal grate. I can't remember exactly which one fits perfect, but it is one of the Webers that they sell at HD.
It's the charcoal grate for the 18.5" kettle if I remember correctly. Another option would be to use some 2 1/2" bolts, nuts, and washers to fashion legs for the grate.
Master Forge Vertical Smoker, Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber OTS 22.5
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