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    ChuckO any particular reason you mounted your top grate higher up? I was going to mount mine 4 inch's down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfonzo Wallace View Post
    ChuckO any particular reason you mounted your top grate higher up? I was going to mount mine 4 inch's down.
    I have 3 grates in total in my Mini. One 3" from the bottom where my diffuser sits, only 3 inches above the diffuser grate and then one 4" above the middle grate. It's not too often I use my middle grate, maybe a half dozen times in all the years I've had it. However, I recently did rolled ribs in my mini, and that's a cook I'll likely do again, when only doing a rack or two, so my lower grate would compare to your 4" down from the top, and is going to see more use than it has in the past
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    I wanted 3 grates in mine also but I wanted to cut one to fit at the very bottom of the pot. Have the thermometer and first grill grate all set up. It's just me and my wife so 1 grate will be fine but want another grate for bigger cooks when family and friends are over.*

    I can smoke on it right now but there's a few more things I want to do.

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    Nothing special but can't wait to try it out. I'll be using the the metal pan with holes that came with the steamer pot for now.



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    Excellent Mini, Congrats! Looking forward to it's first cook!!!
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    Nice job on that mini Alfonzo! Now let's see some cooks. Where in Texas are you located?
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    Will the center section of a 14.5" WSM work in this situation instead of a pot?
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    I'm south of Houston. I'm not to sure if the wsm center section14.5 works but I'm sure you could "make" it work. Got some expanded metal today to make a charcoal basket with the charcoal grate that came with the smokey Joe then I found this posted by user Alan dively. I like the way it widens towards the top for more coals.


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    That's going to be one trick pony Alfonzo! Now hurry up and cook something
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    I use that same metal pan with holes that came with the pot. It has been working fine for me.
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