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Thread: Smoking on the 26er

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    TVWBB Emerald Member Dustin Dorsey's Avatar
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    You guys are making me really want a 26'er.
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    Do it. If you grill and smoke regularly it's really no down side. I got rid of my 18 wsm because the 26er covered all bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Flavell View Post
    So I like to smoke ribs flat, but I cant fit three racks in the 22 WSM. Been doing them on the 26er so I have more room with coals banked to one side. The rack closest to the coals always cook fast and hotter than the rack furthest from the coals. Below is my attempt to set the 26 like a WSM.


    Charcoal grate from a 22 kettle. Stock coal ring from 18 WSM. Added two 7 U type bolts to set a diffuser on to raise above the coal ring.



    I wrapped the coal grate from the 26 kettle in foil as a diffuser plate.



    Ribs on



    Just before foil.

    Set-up worked out well. I placed two temp probes at grate level on each side. Was able to maintain 275* with a degree or two difference by each probe. Bottom vent was barely cracked top vent wide open. Pretty happy, but would like to raise it a bit since the diffuser is only an inch from the cooking grate not leaving room for a grease pan. Thinking CB rotisserie should help with that
    Dustin, find you a lid from a 55 gallon drum, works as a diffuser and drip pan. I use one myself.
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    Noe Awesome idea! Ive got a few of those at work. That would be perfect. Thank you

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    Thanks a lot, Dustin. I've been looking for a 26" Kettle on craigslist forever. Haven't found one and have thus far resisted pulling the trigger on a new one. My wife's going to love you if I falter because of your post.
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    Ha ha ha Lew it has happen before. My buddy in Nevada was searching for years for a CL 26er after he saw my 26 with the ranch kettle frame under it he pulled the trigger on a new one. Then the parts to build a mini ranch. Think he is still married The only down side to getting a 26 is dusting the cob webs off all your other cookers from sitting. Pull the trigger you wont be disappointed!

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    Great idea. That is my biggest regret going with the 18" smoker. I really can't fit full slabs in it. I've resorted to just using my Kettle in a similar fashion. I don't like my baby backs toooooooo tender anyway.
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    On my 26 I just bank coals to one side of the charcoal grate and put food over the non heated side. The round shape of the lid promotes air circulation so that I don't need to worry about hot spots.


    To make smoke I just use pellet grill pellets over my lit coals, usually damp and in foil pouches. Once wet, these become like wet sand, no longer pellets.

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    How long of a smoke can you get from the 26?

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