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Fuse/Snake on a smokey joe?

 
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bootlegguy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29 13 11:11 pm    Post subject: Fuse/Snake on a smokey joe? Reply with quote

Anybody ever try it? Small grill, might be possible. Even to get 4 hours without lifting the lid as oppossed to 8 on my 22" kettle. It seems like a waste to fire up the 22 for one rack of baby backs for myself for supper.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30 13 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was to do one rack of baby backs for my self for supper, I would grill em indirect. But that is just me.

I would think a "fuse/snake" could be done on a smaller grill.
Try it and let us know.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30 13 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you fit a rack of baby backs on a Joe? Maybe a half rack.

I would just use the 22" the amount of fuel you use should be pretty close, I always close the vents and save what charcoal has not burned when done. Plus with more room you could add some beans or ABT's
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30 13 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would just use a shorter fuse on the larger kettle & give them some breathing room, like Mish says, just save the leftover charcoal......

You can do anything, on any cooker, if you're crafty enough, but why push it unless you have to....... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30 13 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dumb question here but what is "fuse and snake? I don't think I have ever heard that term before.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30 13 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some Ok photos of this proceedure.....

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62614


Lite off 8~10 chunks or briquettes, add to end of line & it burns along for many hours with the vents pinched a bit.....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31 13 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mish wrote:
Can you fit a rack of baby backs on a Joe? Maybe a half rack.



I was thinking the same thing. Confused


I am hooked on the fuse / snake method.
Here are some pics of mine from earlier this winter using the 22.5" Weber OTS.
Cold out, so, I lit about 20 briqs or so to start the fuse.
This rack of back ribs were on for just over 5 hours ... I think.
IMHO, I wouldn't even bother with the fuse method on a Smokey Joe.
However, if you try it, please let us know how it works. Cuz I'm a little curious. Good luck! Very Happy





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01 13 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll the ends together and skewer, stand on edge. Can get a rack or 3 on a pretty small grill space..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01 13 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll the ends together and skewer, stand on edge. Can get a rack or 3 on a pretty small grill space..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01 13 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlkZrx wrote:
Roll the ends together and skewer, stand on edge. Can get a rack or 3 on a pretty small grill space..


Excellent advice for most cookers. However, on a standard 14.5" Weber Smokey Joe,
without mods, there is not enough clearance between the lid and the cooking grate level to do this.
Although, I would like to be proven otherwise. Confused Idea
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01 13 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs wrote:
BlkZrx wrote:
Roll the ends together and skewer, stand on edge. Can get a rack or 3 on a pretty small grill space..


Excellent advice for most cookers. However, on a standard 14.5" Weber Smokey Joe,
without mods, there is not enough clearance between the lid and the cooking grate level to do this.
Although, I would like to be proven otherwise. Confused Idea


Time to buy a Jumbo Joe, they are a tempting purchase.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01 13 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mish wrote:
MacEggs wrote:
BlkZrx wrote:
Roll the ends together and skewer, stand on edge. Can get a rack or 3 on a pretty small grill space..


Excellent advice for most cookers. However, on a standard 14.5" Weber Smokey Joe,
without mods, there is not enough clearance between the lid and the cooking grate level to do this.
Although, I would like to be proven otherwise. Confused Idea


Time to buy a Jumbo Joe, they are a tempting purchase.


A cool site that looks to be relatively new.

http://www.weberjumbojoe.com
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02 13 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs,

Thanks for the shout out on my Jumbo Joe site. The grill is only $60 and I have been having a blast playing around with it. It is an excellent smoker and is perfect for a single slab of ribs.

Thanks again for sharing the link!
David

p.s. Any input on what I could do to make the site better would be appreciated!
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