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BBQ Bandit





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When working with a charcoal box, the most difficult aspect was pulling out the hot box - and loading up 20 lbs charcoal at a time without getting myself burned then sliding  it back in is more than a slight difficulty. Previously been using a jackstand as a portable pedestal underneath the hot metal box on the Lang 48 and 60. With a bigger fuel demand on a Lang 84...  had to consider a different approach.

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Drawing up a conceptual idea...adding a sliding shelf.  Idea






To this...









The basket is removable and the tray with expanded steel can still be used for wood splits as required.

Props to my local fabricator... he was well fed!  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:58 pm 
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icemanrrc





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Looks great! Pretty snazzy idea!

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:18 am 
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Papa Mow Mow





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That's it!!!!
That's what I been you for......... How much charcoal can it hold and how much burn time do you get ?

Real nice job too!
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Phantom





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Very nice job, looks like you are ready to cook. Let us know how it turns out and tell us about the temp stability using the coal basket. Thanks, The Phantom

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:13 pm 
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BBQ Bandit





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Phantom wrote:
Very nice job, looks like you are ready to cook. Let us know how it turns out and tell us about the temp stability using the coal basket. Thanks, The Phantom


The basket solves a few problems.

It raises the grates... allowing a higher ash drop by a few inches more than stock. Greatly reduces any complications burning charcoal.

Burning wood:
By leaning splits against the sides of the firebox, allows fire to climb up the sides without obstructions.

Burning charcoal:
The basket will hold 40 lbs charcoal or 16 lbs lump. The basket extends the length of burns between reloads... 2 - 3 hours.
Useful for overnight burns.  


Charcoal is more expensive burning - however do buy in bulk during the summer holidays (Memorial day, July 4th, Labor day) when charcoal is the cheapest on sale.

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:50 pm 
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blake





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that looks awesome bandit!
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Tom Burns





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very nice....do you think that something like this would work on a 1st gen 48?  fueling the beast is not always fun, especially in the dark! Crying or Very sad

looks like, with the higher shelf height, it would be easier to get ashes out, too Very Happy

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:43 am 
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aussie84





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if you are cool with it............i would like to take my lap top to my fabricator and get him to do this.

i love it, great idea.

kevin

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Wood River BBQ Team





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Bandit: I really like your charcoal basket. I wish I had seen it before I took the basket construction path I did (see Techniques - Charcoal Basket for A Lang 36). How has the steel held up so far?

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Midwest Freak





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that is a great idea , i could see Lang doing this in the future as a add on deal .

Post Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:14 pm 
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