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Finally built a charcoal basket

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15 16 10:15 pm    Post subject: Finally built a charcoal basket Reply with quote

Finally finished converting my old firebox grate to a charcoal basket yesterday. Hopefully I'll give it a test run this Sunday. Still need to make KAMs angled hot roll grate inserts for it, but that's a project for another day.
I made this thing entirely out of scrap, and it was pretty hot out, so I did a lot of "eye balling" instead of taking the time to square things up. My craftsmanship takes a pretty big hit in the heat Cool . Still came out decent though.

Just your standard box for the most part. Doubled up the expanded on the bottom and welded in tabs on the top to act as "anti-tippers."








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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16 16 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a fine looking basket brother. Very nice work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16 16 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, Lets see that baby @ work.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16 16 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you'll need a slim tool to get your ash out from underneath the grate.

If it clogs from ash fall, your can always add sliders higher up, to give you more space for the ashes.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16 16 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, looking forward to my next cook.


SoEzzy wrote:
Looks like you'll need a slim tool to get your ash out from underneath the grate.

If it clogs from ash fall, your can always add sliders higher up, to give you more space for the ashes.


There's 3 or 4 inches under there, not too worried about it. The bottom of the basket is actually the same coal grate I've been using for a couple years, so it sits at the same height it always has. Clogging has never been an issue in the past. I cook a little hotter than most, so I'm typically only doing 10-12 hr cooks, no 24 hour sessions for me. Converted it to a basket mainly to gain a little efficiency in my coal base, will still be feeding it sticks as a primary fuel source. We'll see how it goes.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16 16 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear you, it's an illusion in the picture, looks a lot less than 3" - 4", that's why I mention it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15 16 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks nice
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