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Hinds15
12-15-2017, 10:16 AM
Just curious what you guys think of this stacker mod for the kettle?Almost finished with mine just need to seal it up and maybe add a thermometer. Got the idea from a user on Weber kettle club forum. Picture of his for reference.

Dweverett
12-15-2017, 10:43 AM
Interesting. What's the thinking, run a water pan on the grate of the bottom one and have both racks for food above? I'm guessing it won't have quite the control of a WSM but should work.

At full price, not sure you gain anything. At the $35 I paid for my OTG, might be

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 10:58 AM
Pretty much exactly what you said except I don't generally run water just a deflector and something to catch the drippings. Definitely wouldn't pay full price to mangle a kettle lol. I'll be trying it out tomorrow and depending on how it works I may add wsm dampners. Hopefully it's good with the kettle dampner because I don't want to screw up my premium kettle

DRMSMKER
12-15-2017, 11:14 AM
so would your lower food grate be the diameter of the coal grate on the top kettle?

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 11:34 AM
Yep. Depending on how wide you want to make the hole in the kettle you could get a bigger grate. Once you get to thinking there are a few ways to go about doing this and pretty cheap.

el luchador
12-15-2017, 11:47 AM
that's brilliant - in my area you can pick those things up used for like $20 bucks.

smoke ninja
12-15-2017, 11:48 AM
Doesnt seem practical to me

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 11:54 AM
Doesnt seem practical to me

Care to elaborate? I know it's not the most optimal stacker but when you look at the prices of a Cajun bandit and ez stacker it makes it more acceptable.

DRMSMKER
12-15-2017, 12:59 PM
how is the top one attached and stabilized? not just gonna sit and rest on top is it?

dadsr4
12-15-2017, 01:03 PM
Care to elaborate? I know it's not the most optimal stacker but when you look at the prices of a Cajun bandit and ez stacker it makes it more acceptable.
Looks tippy to me. You could get a barrel for less and make a CB clone.

Smoking Piney
12-15-2017, 01:16 PM
Interesting rig. :-D

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 01:24 PM
how is the top one attached and stabilized? not just gonna sit and rest on top is it?

The picture isn't mine it's the guy I got the idea from. It's pretty stable and sturdy to me. Can't just push it over.

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 01:25 PM
Looks tippy to me. You could get a barrel for less and make a CB clone.

What I initially wanted to do but didn't have anywhere to burn out a barrel.

dadsr4
12-15-2017, 01:30 PM
What I initially wanted to do but didn't have anywhere to burn out a barrel.
Scrub it, cut it and burn out the section on the kettle. I burn splits in my kettle all the time, just use hardwood, not softwood.

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 02:55 PM
I'm already in on trying this one out. Like I said earlier I k ow it's not optimal but I'm sure it will work out.

Will probably be using a 18.5 wsm charcoal grate with expanded metal since the kettle one is so large.

el luchador
12-15-2017, 03:31 PM
I would get four clamps for the bottom lid to reduce chances of it being knocked over.

smoke ninja
12-15-2017, 04:22 PM
Care to elaborate? I know it's not the most optimal stacker but when you look at the prices of a Cajun bandit and ez stacker it makes it more acceptable.

i was just giving my input not knocking it or saying it won't work.

I am short. Im sure tall guys would like a taller kettle but its good for me. Id need to see it function. How fuel is added, for that matter hows the charcoal basket, difusser, how many grates.??? So many questions, id like to see the inside. Maybe that would make things more clear to me.

Heres my Franken Weber, now retired, just to prove im not against the idea

http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l520/smokeninjabbq/2014-08-17%2018.39.16_zps8epp2iou.jpg~original (http://s1121.photobucket.com/user/smokeninjabbq/media/2014-08-17%2018.39.16_zps8epp2iou.jpg.html)

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 04:59 PM
Oh no issues all input is welcomed :thumb:. I will be shortening the other set of kettle legs about 7 inch's. I'm using a 13.5 wide and 5 inch's high charcoal grate for my charcoal basket. Most likely using 1 or 2 pizza pans for a diffuser wrapped in foil. 2 grates 1 22 grate and 1 18 grate (a lot can be done with the top grate to add more room also). I'll add fuel by taking the the middle and top off together. It's the same way I do it on my mini wsm and the temp drop isn't to bad.

I'll take some detailed pictures tomorrow once I finish. Forgot the expanded metal for the charcoal basket when I stopped by Lowe's.

shares
12-15-2017, 06:27 PM
I think you're onto something here. This might become bigger than the UDS thread :)

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 07:52 PM
I didn't come up with the idea I got it from user lumpycoal on Weber kettle club forum. Hopefully linking to another forum isn't against the rules

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/stacker-mod/

Hoss
12-15-2017, 09:37 PM
Interesting conversation piece.If there is an advantage to it,I missed it.

Hinds15
12-15-2017, 10:17 PM
Just another option to expand the old Weber kettle.

Hinds15
12-16-2017, 02:54 PM
Looks okay I suppose. Wish I could have found some black high temp foil tape to seal the center section. Also not to sure about the 12 inch pizza pans deflector placement. Hate how it turns my photos.

Hinds15
12-17-2017, 02:37 PM
Holding temps good so far.

Hinds15
12-21-2017, 10:25 AM
Did a chuck roast Sunday. Cut it into cubes and made burnt ends.

Hinds15
12-25-2017, 09:31 AM
First brisket. Let's see how this turns out.

el luchador
12-25-2017, 07:03 PM
Nice. How's the temp management

Hinds15
12-25-2017, 07:21 PM
It was pretty windy today about 12mph but it handled it pretty well I think. Before my next cook I'm going to add some grill gasket to the bottom lid because I'm thinking it's not sealed all the way around.