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Old 03-03-2013, 11:18 AM   #1
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Smokey Joe + 16 gallon drum body = Smokey Joe 16

Several days ago I picked up a new, open top, unlined 16 gallon drum to use with my old Smokey Joe. I decided to use this smoker body as a dedicated meat hanger since it was tall enough to hang ribs in with a few inches to spare at the bottom.
The only mods to the Smokey Joe were to fabricate stronger legs to eliminate wobble and to support the additional weight of the drum. I also added a tin can shield at the bottom of the kettle to keep ash clear of the vents.

Anyhow, for its first cook I loaded the cooker with 2 racks of spares and a rack of baby backs and smoked them for close to 4 hours straight, no foil, no saucing, and they came out great. I was very pleased with the results, with even doneness top to bottom.







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Old 03-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Very Nice!
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Good job that rocks

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Very well executed. I bet there is going to be some great food coming off that baby.
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Ribs look great. The cooker is very cool !!!
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Looks great!
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Ribs look great. Cooker is awesome.
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Smokey Joe 16 rocks! I love that last shot.
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So you found the ever elusive 16 gallon drum that fits a SJ, huh? The ribs look great.
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Very nice, can smell right thru the monitor!
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Excellent job on the smoker AND the ribs!
Didja make the meat hooks yourself?
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whats the width of that barrel?
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Didja make the meat hooks yourself?
Yes I did, I cut and bent them out of old metal skewers.
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whats the width of that barrel?
It's outer diameters are 14.5" wide at the top and just under 14" wide at the bottom end. The drum is roughly 27" inches tall. It's a perfect fit for the Smokey Joe, top and bottom.
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