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Unread 11-03-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Sneak Peek- Cajun Bandit Mini! Smokey Joe conversion

I had heard for months now that there was going to be a Mini Cajun Bandit conversion for the Weber Smokey Joe and while Left Hand Smoke was competing at the Jack we got a surprise visit from the C&C Grilling Co. crew.
Chris Byrd and Chris Perres presented a prototype of the Mini for me to test drive!

















I have done a little tweaking to it and added a handle on the vent, temporary thermometer in the lid vent, and I'm tempted to mount a thermometer at the grate level above the door using the thermo mount from a Genesis grill. My thinking is it can double as the grate thermo, or remote probe access. We'll see?



The conversion is solid with rolled edges, fits securely, the charcoal grate fits inside the ring on tabs. Stainless steel waterpan, 2 grate levels.
I replaced the wing nuts that secure the legs with bolts for peace of mind.

First cook tonight! I have a spatchcocked chicken marinating, and possibly some thighs. Stay tuned!
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Unread 11-03-2010, 10:54 AM   #2
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I want one of those
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Me too. I would LOVE to be notified when they become available!
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Sweet, I want one also!
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How cute! A dedicated fatty cooker
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I had heard for months now that there was going to be a Mini Cajun Bandit conversion for the Weber Smokey Joe and while Left Hand Smoke was competing at the Jack we got a surprise visit from the C&C Grilling Co. crew.
Chris Byrd and Chris Perres presented a prototype of the Mini for me to test drive!

















I have done a little tweaking to it and added a handle on the vent, temporary thermometer in the lid vent, and I'm tempted to mount a thermometer at the grate level above the door using the thermo mount from a Genesis grill. My thinking is it can double as the grate thermo, or remote probe access. We'll see?



The conversion is solid with rolled edges, fits securely, the charcoal grate fits inside the ring on tabs. Stainless steel waterpan, 2 grate levels.
I replaced the wing nuts that secure the legs with bolts for peace of mind.

First cook tonight! I have a spatchcocked chicken marinating, and possibly some thighs. Stay tuned!
Looks good Brian!! Maybe we can arrange a side by side cook with our smoker joe/tamale steamer mod!!

Did I mention I'm free for dinner tonight!
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I made a miniWSM using an aluminum tamale pot that fits perfectly in my Smoky Joe. I don't have the water pan or access door that the Cajun Bandit model provides.

It's a great tailgating machine. I have done a whole spatchcocked chicken on it, a couple dozen moinks and a some ABTs (not at the same time obviously). It's good low and slow or high heat. A fun addition to the portfolio.





I enjoy the homemade version but I have some products from Cajun Bandit for my kettle and I would look really hard at anything they have to offer. Glad to hear it's available.
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I want one too, and I want it before Larry gets it. I know that won't happen.
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That is just too dang cool. I will have one too
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I made a miniWSM using an aluminum tamale pot that fits perfectly in my Smoky Joe. I don't have the water pan or access door that the Cajun Bandit model provides.

It's a great tailgating machine. I have done a whole spatchcocked chicken on it, a couple dozen moinks and a some ABTs (not at the same time obviously). It's good low and slow or high heat. A fun addition to the portfolio.





I enjoy the homemade version but I have some products from Cajun Bandit for my kettle and I would look really hard at anything they have to offer. Glad to hear it's available.
We've got the homemade version also...8 year-old daughter and i have used it in competition several times. Gets used a lot for shorter cooks for the family...it's becoming the go to cooker at our house.

I'm anxious to get over to swamprb's and check out the Cajun Bandit version. I do like the door idea...the tamale pot lifts off when adding coals/smoking wood (but I'm never happy looking for a place to set the hot, dripping, pot while making additions). Want to see the water pan up close also...using a clay flower pot base currently.

Sure hope Swamp invites me over to play soon!
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Looks awesome Brian!

Ive been using my 15 gal drum modded one (think you saw it in yakima...) for 6 months or so and really like it! I built it for camping since I always take the SJ anyways, now I can toss a butt on there while off playing too!

Im interested in what you get for burn times, with 1 fully lit chimney I can get a little over 5 hours @ 250°. I haven't made a charcoal basket of any sort for mine, I just use the regular grate.

Look forward to pics of your cook!
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That's awesome I'd like that for my smokey joe
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I love it , How do I get my hands on the part's!!
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I like this alot! Been thinking about making something like this for a while now, glad to see someone might soon be commercially producing it.
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