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Unread 08-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #16
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Default Mini WSM from a Smokey Joe Platinum (Jumbo Joe)

I recently got my hands on a Smokey Joe Platinum and found it makes a great Mini Smokey Mountain. The guy I bought the Smokey Joe from had done some nice mods (temp gauge and two additional smokey mountain vents on the bottom for better air flow).

I bought a WSM Pro-Q stacker off e-Bay and turned it upside down. Fits like it was made for it. I also added a second grate, a heat defuser (16" pizza pan with holes drilled in it) and a water pan. This thing is awesome! Keeps really steady between 225 and 275. Very controllable with the mods I've got.

Here are some pics.

By the way, my local ACE told me these were coming back.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #17
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How exactly does that work? Is the pan in place of the charcoal grate? Do the coals sit on the pan or under? Forgive my ignorance. I've never actually used a dedicated smoker.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #18
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I recently got my hands on a Smokey Joe Platinum and found it makes a great Mini Smokey Mountain. The guy I bought the Smokey Joe from had done some nice mods (temp gauge and two additional smokey mountain vents on the bottom for better air flow).

I bought a WSM Pro-Q stacker off e-Bay and turned it upside down. Fits like it was made for it. I also added a second grate, a heat defuser (16" pizza pan with holes drilled in it) and a water pan. This thing is awesome! Keeps really steady between 225 and 275. Very controllable with the mods I've got.

Here are some pics.

By the way, my local ACE told me these were coming back.
Thank you for posting this!!! It's ON FARKERS!! Mini Jumbo Joe WSM's!!!!!
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Unread 08-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #19
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Bresch,

Happy to describe how I put it together. It actually worked out really well. The charcoal goes on the charcoal grate like it would when you use it normally. I'm thinking about putting toghther a charcoal basket or ring like the WSMs. But I digress. After the charcoal goes on (BTW, I use the minion method) I put the grill grate on as it would normally go on and then place the heat diffuser (pizza pan) and then the water pan on top.

Here's the cool part. With the WSM Pro-Q, which you can find on ebay at fairly decent prices, there are clips for holding up the rack that's included. Well if you turn the Pro-Q upside down, it fits nice and snug (almost too snug) just inside the Smokey Joe. Then, if you turn the clips over you can place the rack on top of those clips. By doing this the rack, which was previously the top rack but is now the bottom rack, fits just slightly over where my water pan sits.

Now for the 2nd rack. I bought some screws, with metal spacers and wingnuts; 3 sets. I then drilled holes near the top of the Pro-Q directly aligned with the clips that I described before. Then I bought a regular Weber 18" grate and it fit perfectly as you can see in my pics.

So its:
- Charcoal grate
- Charcoal
- Smokey Joe grate
- Diffuser (16" pizza pan)
- Water pan (12" cake pan)
Then place the Pro-Q on upside down and insert
- Bottom grate (came with the Pro-Q)
- Top grate (Weber 18")

... and you you're ready to go. Also note that with the Pro-Q upside down, the lid fits on top perfectly.

Hope this helps.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #20
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Found a Smokey Joe Platinum new never used on Craigslist out of Ohio. Asking price of $35 plus $35 shipping to WI. He said he got it 5 years ago and never took it out of the box. I'm gonna throw some brats on it tonight and break it in. I was tossing around the idea of getting a Q200 for the last few summers for tailgating and camping but really wanted charcoal. Glad I found one. I don't know why they would discontinue this, it's gotta be the ultimate tailgate grill!
I called this guy too, but you beat me to it. He was a real nice, honorable guy so congrats on getting it. I was trying to get this as a second because I already have one that I converted to a mini WSM. Not that I can't still use it as intended but these are so cool, I wanted a spare. Look further down this chain (2nd page) and I've got pictures of my smoker. Very cool. Have fun!
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I recently got my hands on a Smokey Joe Platinum and found it makes a great Mini Smokey Mountain. The guy I bought the Smokey Joe from had done some nice mods (temp gauge and two additional smokey mountain vents on the bottom for better air flow).

I bought a WSM Pro-Q stacker off e-Bay and turned it upside down. Fits like it was made for it. I also added a second grate, a heat defuser (16" pizza pan with holes drilled in it) and a water pan. This thing is awesome! Keeps really steady between 225 and 275. Very controllable with the mods I've got.

Here are some pics.

By the way, my local ACE told me these were coming back.

that thing is cool!
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