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Old 02-03-2009, 12:07 PM   #11
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well say i make another one out of expanded metal. How big yall think i should make it? I want it big enough to last to cook a whole pork shoulder. I was thinkin about the same size as the WSM charcoal ring.
Use an 18 in. charcoal grate and (Like Cliff said)a 10 in. wide piece of expanded metal. That will hold plenty of coal for long cooks.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #12
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That had to be a HUGE PITA to drill holes in a porcelain pot! Use it, you will be fine. Nice job!

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:15 PM   #13
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You could have had more fun making those holes if you used a 9mm at the range!
I found once the enamel comes off those type of pots they rust super quick. The enamel was there to begin with to protect the steel.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:30 PM   #14
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That's what I was thinking GH!
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #15
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I have my doubts as to whether or not this will stand up to the heat. My klose basket's dividers have warped to some degree. Hope it works for you but don't be surprised if it doesn't. You might get a couple of burns out of it but long term...I think you'd be better off with heavy,and I mean like 6-8ga) expanded floor grating. Hope I'm wrong. Let us know.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:04 PM   #16
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Well I dont think drilling through the enamel is going to be much mo earth shattering than drilling holes in the firepan of an ECB. It will rust out quicker around the holes for sure..but should be good for several years. Now if a person wants a good firepan and can deal with the size and shape etc..the SS perforated steam table pans are hard to beat. I used a shallow one for years in the upright configuration..and I have a piece of expanded metal that just fits the bottom and covers up the big hole where it has burned out. Prob get another 10 out of it if necessary. The bottom is apparently the achilles heel on all these things. The sides dont catch near as much heat apparently. I am currently looking for the deep dish model.

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