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MaxBobcat
01-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Here is my WSM build...fairly straightforward, I used the vasconia tamale pot as the body and for the diffuser I used a terracotta saucer bolted to the steamer tray. I drilled a bunch more holes in the steamer tray as well. Finished it all off with some red highlights on the vents and flames with the VHT annodizing paint, then a couple coats of VHT black bbq paint....I have a 22 wsm so this will be used for my smaller smokes. prob pork butts and chicken. i will prob use a foil pan sitting on the 2nd grate most cooks to catch drippings. I havent added the tuna-can to prevent ash clogging yet, but i plan to. pics below...

http://i.imgur.com/qV1gkiPl.jpg

Terracotta saucer about to be drilled
http://i.imgur.com/XG9zhScl.jpg

knob for top vent
http://i.imgur.com/mf2rZ6pl.jpg

modded handle for bottom vents
http://i.imgur.com/Mgv4jv8l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/5Z4yIrpl.jpg

painting the body
http://i.imgur.com/wpzeAyll.jpg

drew up some flames on sticky paper...didn't know how well it would work, but it didn't turn out too bad...

http://i.imgur.com/pbzzraIl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/89OB0kvl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oB7aFJal.jpg

painted the legs and ashpan as well...

http://i.imgur.com/39DvADPl.jpg

used stainless steel hardware to hold up the grates...

http://i.imgur.com/lwkrWerl.jpg

found some nice SS spacers that hold the grates perfectly...

http://i.imgur.com/XDfvGBpl.jpg

diffuser set up...the steamer lid sets perfectly on the pots ridge

http://i.imgur.com/XbZFqsYl.jpg

and a simple charcoal ring made out of expanded metal...

http://i.imgur.com/aJAL4h5l.jpg

I plan to do a dry run soon and then probably throw on a pork butt...thanks for looking!

Fwismoker
01-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Nice paint job! Hope she performs well for ya.

93vpmod
01-14-2014, 09:37 PM
I really like to cook on my mini, though I haven't for a while. Makes me want to put some chicken on because it always turns out great.

Good luck with your new mini, it looks great with the flames.

HuskerMan
01-14-2014, 09:41 PM
What is this tuna can anti clogging trick you speak of?

MaxBobcat
01-14-2014, 09:54 PM
What is this tuna can anti clogging trick you speak of?

On the Smokey Joe Silvers, the bowl vent is at the bottom (the Smokey Joe Gold has it on the sides), so people use a tin can with air holes or something else to put over the vent so the ash won't clog it up as easily...

kinda looks like this....this was a homemade one from a different build (http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?39966-My-*WEBER*-mini-build)

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn123/baeseman1/40AFBE0B-8D83-4143-88CD-C549B7D0AE89-5980-0000028BD2132514.jpg

booradley001
01-14-2014, 09:59 PM
Nicely done!

tish
01-14-2014, 10:10 PM
You did a great job! Love the flames! :thumb:

c farmer
01-14-2014, 10:20 PM
Very nice. I am lovin my new mini.

BevoBurn96
01-14-2014, 10:33 PM
You've got skills!

bbqgeekess
01-15-2014, 12:17 AM
Looks gorgeous :)

cowgirl
01-15-2014, 12:22 AM
Great looking cooker!!

sliding_billy
01-15-2014, 03:22 AM
Really nice build.

HankB
01-15-2014, 09:06 AM
What is this tuna can anti clogging trick you speak of?

Here's another picture.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3D4ToGG-Ly8/UYutW1L_MPI/AAAAAAAAQyk/zs4OcQAbJ0s/s800/DSC_3638-PP.JPG

Mine is a little bigger than a tuna can.

To the OP - nice looking build! Mine is a lot more pedestrian than that And now it is streaked from the smoke and water that condenses inside the lid and drips down the outside. But it still does a great job!

DerHusker
01-15-2014, 11:05 AM
Nice job! :clap:

husker_bbq
01-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Nice job! I like that custom flames job. :cool:

Smokeat
01-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Beautiful! Great use of those spacers. I have to make one of these, one day. Thanks for all the pics.

THoey1963
01-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Is there a blueprint that you used for this? I followed along most of it, but not sure on a couple of points like what / where the terra cotta is for / goes.

MaxBobcat
01-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Is there a blueprint that you used for this? I followed along most of it, but not sure on a couple of points like what / where the terra cotta is for / goes.

Best resource I have found for building these is this forum: http://tvwbb.com/forumdisplay.php?74-Smokey-Joe-Mini-WSM-Project

Lots of builds and pics to look at and get ideas from.

Smith's Pig Pen
01-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Nice work- dig the flames

mbshop
01-15-2014, 03:35 PM
I think you will find that with the pot bottom in place it limits you on how much coals you can use.

THoey1963
01-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Thanks Max. That forum would take weeks to go through, but I found the following in another thread here:

http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/miniwsm.html#chamber