Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

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Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by smc51 » August 4th, 2011, 2:47 pm

I didn't know quite where this question would be placed, so I'm trying it out here.
Where could a person obtain obtain a charcoal basket for a smoker?
Meadow Creek wants $195 for a charcoal basket for the new smoker I just ordered. :-o
Surely a person could come up with a charcoal basket for much less than that.
What I had in mind was an expanded metal covered frame. (imagine a milk crate)
How could a person come up with such a basket at a Po' boy price???
Thank you for reading my Post.

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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by Frank_Cox » August 4th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Buddy, all ya gotta do is find a piece of expanded metal say a square or rectangle chunk and notch the corners then fold it up to make a box. The bigger the notches the deeper the box. If ya don't have any welder or anything, find some plain steel mechanics wire or bailing wire and tie up the corners. Shouldn't cost more than $30.00 at the most :D

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Post by k.a.m. » August 4th, 2011, 6:17 pm

smc51, I agree with Frank. Check around some local fab or sheet metal shops for expanded metal drops. You can also ask them to price you one out built. You really do not need a bottom if you do it yourself just create four sides and set it on your grate that comes with the cooker. Heck if you were close to me I would build it for just the material cost. Let us know if we can help.



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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by Frank_Cox » August 4th, 2011, 6:31 pm

Ya know I was just thinking, usually I'm burnin both wood and charcoal. I just have a piece of expanded metal laying on the bottom of my fire basket and I set the charcoal on top of it to keep it from falling thru.

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Post by Tom_Heath » August 5th, 2011, 12:59 pm

Yup, if your close to me, I'll crank one out for ya as well. Just the cost of the material.

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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by smc51 » August 6th, 2011, 12:57 pm

Thank you Gentlemen, I appreciate the ideas

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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by The Czar » January 24th, 2012, 2:07 pm

So what ever came of this? Did you take Tom or Frank up on their offer or buy one outright? :biggrillin:


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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by Full Draw BBQ » September 13th, 2012, 2:22 pm

I'm North of Dallas, and I can also make one for you......not sure where you are located, but someone has to be near by that would help a brutha out!



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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by txtrkdriver » September 12th, 2015, 1:50 am

I know this thread is old, but a idea I had was to find something cheap and easy that works with no mods for a basket, what I came up with was a 24qt strainer basket from academy for $9.99. http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/outdoor ... ner-basket



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Re: Charcoal container for a Reverse Flow Smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » September 12th, 2015, 9:37 am

I don't know if I would use aluminum in my Fire Box, but 24 quart is huge. So that wouldn't work for most any fire basket.

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