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Travel Smoker

407BGE407BGE Posts: 187
edited 2:07PM in EggHead Forum
I like many have traveled with an egg but frankly its not very easy to move. I saw this idea on another site and built one for $56. Its works great as a travel smoker but does not get hot enough for grill indirect as does the egg.

Smoky Joe Silver

Smoke Chamber

With the Tamale Pot


$20 - Smokey Joe
$18 - Tamale Pot (32 quart from Walmart, MUST made in china)
$5 - thermometer(walmart)
$3 - terracota plate(10")
$8 - replacement grill for smokey joe
$2 - misc nuts & bolts

$56 total

Works like a charm for smoking ABT's etc. Mine runs at 250 dome and can get it to 300 dome but no higher as there is not enough airflow. Might work on this with an extra vent on the bottom.


  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Very cool!
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428

    Try using a plant stand, they are sturdier than the OEM legs and the additional height (and I just put the ash pan on the ground) will give you better air flow.

    I've seen that same mod you did, and it's clever.... I believe that Cajun Bandit has an extension on the drawing board right now for the Smokey Joe.. They are the folks that make one for the 22" Weber, and it has a little door like a WSM so you can add charcoal.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • Nice work! I have had my tamale pot for almost a year now, but haven't gotten around to converting my SJS yet. I am going to Vegas next month for a week (staying in a rented house), and I don't want to bring an egg. This is motivation to get my mini WSM complete. I have been waiting for the Cajun bandit add on cause I am lazy, but it appears so are they.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3, Blackstones

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