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grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Came home from church and my SJG was sitting on the porch. I'm totally impressed with Amazon because I ordered the thing on Thursday and it was delivered this morning:shock:. Got the vasconia pot from Walmart for $20.52 out the door! Not bad the whole cost was about $58.00 since I already had the parts and tools.
I let it run all open to see where it would top out and it was right around 480 and now she's humming along at about 360. I like how stable the temps are compared to my kettle.

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w590/grillinguy247/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/20140622_150448_zpstkxqem07.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/grillinguy247/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/20140622_150448_zpstkxqem07.jpg.html)

Anyone have a suggestion for the first cook apart from the usual fatty?

c farmer
06-22-2014, 06:01 PM
CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Your gonna love that mini.

Fwismoker
06-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Mini's are crawling out of the woodwork! The mini revolution has begun!

aawa
06-22-2014, 06:04 PM
I'm happy to see mini's being built enmass this summer. It is how I got into this obsession. Nice budget DIY built that performs oh so well.

Enjoy it! I still have the mini I built in my arsenal.

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 06:11 PM
All I'm waiting on is the River country therm to come in the mail and it's complete.

Richard_
06-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Where did you get your pot ? I might need to make one !

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 06:16 PM
They have them on Walmart.com for 19.00 and mine fit perfect with no leaks so far. They ship it to your local store for free and it only took like 2 or 3 days before I got the email that it was there.

Richard_
06-22-2014, 07:20 PM
What size pot ?

Fwismoker
06-22-2014, 07:22 PM
What size pot ? 32 Qt Vasconia

gmanNJ
06-22-2014, 07:52 PM
its the tamale pot right? I thought that was the one that fit great and has the false bottom

2NDXRND
06-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Which Smokey Joe are you guy using? The "Gold"? Seems that might have better temp control. The Gold has more vents, right?

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 08:21 PM
Yes I'm using the gold because of the side air vents. I also made a charcoal basket 3.25 in. tall. She's been going for 4 hours now and still humming along right at 275 with only minor adjustments. That's only because it's pretty windy here in socal.

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 08:24 PM
And yes on the 32 quart vasconia tamale pot. It's a perfect fit on the top and bottom. They don't have them in the store by me but I ordered it online.

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 08:31 PM
http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w590/grillinguy247/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/20140622_182650_zpsq1ug3kkm.jpg (http://s1331.photobucket.com/user/grillinguy247/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/20140622_182650_zpsq1ug3kkm.jpg.html)

This is a close up of the side vents for reference in case anyone who is not familiar with the gold Smokey was looking.

c farmer
06-22-2014, 08:36 PM
I have went 9 hours with mine. You might be going for awhile.

2NDXRND
06-22-2014, 08:38 PM
And yes on the 32 quart vasconia tamale pot. It's a perfect fit on the top and bottom. They don't have them in the store by me but I ordered it online.

Just ordered the pot. Total will be 20.14 out the door. :mrgreen: Eyeballin' the WSJ Gold right now.

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 08:53 PM
Everywhere I've looked they were only available online so I had to order mine from Amazon with some lighter cubes to get free shipping. :decision:

2NDXRND
06-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Everywhere I've looked they were only available online so I had to order mine from Amazon with some lighter cubes to get free shipping. :decision:


Ordered the pot through Walmart.com P.U. in local store. No S.H. Just ordered the WSJ Gold from Amazon. Was able to use the wife's Amazon prime pts. from the credit card. So the WSJ was "free" *cough*

grillinguy247
06-22-2014, 09:06 PM
That's awesome brother of you need any help with the build you can pm me or do a search at the bottom of the page. Simple it took me about an hour to do the whole thing and all I needed was some screws nuts washers and some tin snips.

KC Transplant
06-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Nice mini. I built one a couple weeks ago and love it. I was gonna use it again this weekend, but got sidetracked trying out my Little Chief smoker that I found at a yard sale a couple weeks ago.