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    TVWBB Gold Member Robert-R's Avatar
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    Hunsaker Vortex Clone

    So... brew-haha here & there regarding the Hunsaker Vortex for the WSM. Wanted to see what it's all about... how well it works... if it works.

    Since I have more time than money & a fair amount of material left over from other projects, I thought I'd make a clone for the 18.5 WSM.













    Now all I have to do is try it out!
    18.5 & 14.5 WSMs, 26.5 XL, 22.5 Performer, JJ, SJ, Roti Rings, Stackers, Genesis 330, OKJ Highland & Al Pastor Cooker

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    Robert you have the skills to pay the bills, how did you come up with the dimensions for the Hunsaker Vortex Clone?
    I remember seeing a few posts using the Hunsaker Vortex.

    Well this Vortex clone cant be made out of a SS dog bowl... Maybe a SS stock pot and lid though ahahaha

    Very nice build, i hope it works as designed and your first cook is off the charts.
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    Thanks, Jeff.

    Dimensions.... what are those? JK - I eyeballed pix I've seen on the net. The concept seemed simple enough that I wasn't going to sweat the small stuff.
    18.5 & 14.5 WSMs, 26.5 XL, 22.5 Performer, JJ, SJ, Roti Rings, Stackers, Genesis 330, OKJ Highland & Al Pastor Cooker

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    Hopefully you got the rotation right. I'd hate to have a counter clockwise rotation when it's suppose to be clockwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBooker View Post
    Hopefully you got the rotation right. I'd hate to have a counter clockwise rotation when it's suppose to be clockwise.
    In that case... I'd put the meat on upside down.
    18.5 & 14.5 WSMs, 26.5 XL, 22.5 Performer, JJ, SJ, Roti Rings, Stackers, Genesis 330, OKJ Highland & Al Pastor Cooker

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    That's an awesome build. I can't help but be intrigued by those things but I'll probably never buy one. You looks better than the original!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Dorsey View Post
    That's an awesome build. I can't help but be intrigued by those things but I'll probably never buy one. You looks better than the original!
    Thanks, Dustin. I think they are more for high heat cooking. I need to use it a few more times before I decide if it's a solution looking for a problem.
    18.5 & 14.5 WSMs, 26.5 XL, 22.5 Performer, JJ, SJ, Roti Rings, Stackers, Genesis 330, OKJ Highland & Al Pastor Cooker

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