4 Easy Smokey Joe Mods, March (2023)

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4 Effective Smokey Joe Mods

Mod 1: Smokey joe bottom vent mods


  • Flip up your weber.
  • Remove the stand.
  • Keep weber vent cover over the weber. 
  • Mark in the middle hole and fix it with a screw.
  • Next you have to drill holes in other holes with a little big drill bit.
  • You have to drill 4 holes.
  • Now fix your bottom vent.
  • Add the stand or leg.
  • Get the sturdy foil or metal bowl which can fit with your weber size.
  • Drill hole in the middle of bowl.
  • Remove screw from the stand.
  • Now you have to fix this bowl in the middle of the stand with a screw. 
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Bottom vent
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Bottom vent
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Screw removing.
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Drip pan installing.

Mod 2: Smokey Joe For Indirect Thermal Mass mod


  • First you will take measures using cardboard and pencil.
  • Then cut the cardboard according to measurement and shape.
  • Now place the cardboard piece on the stone and draw outline.
  • Keep aside the cardboard piece. 
  • Now you can cut  with power tool.
  • You have to cut extra both side to hold..
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Use cardboard for shape and size.
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Stone cutting image.
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Fixed stone piece.

Mod 3: Weber Smokey Joe thermometer and drip pan mod.

Steps: Thermometer

  • Get the 10 millimetre gauge.
  • Drill hole on the lid wherever you want. 
  • Fix the gauge with screw.
  • You can add on middle of the vent.
  • Drill hole in the middle of the vent.
  • Then fix the gauge with a screw.
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Temperature gauge.
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Temperature gauge.

Steps: Drip pan 

  • Take a Weber size plate and wrap with foil.
  • Put a grill pan than place this drip pan.
  • Then place your cooking grate.
  • Close the lid.
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Drip pan

Mod 4: Smokey Joe increase the Sear Power 


  • Remove all the component  from the inside.
  • Install vortex ring according to Weber size.
  • Next place the charcoal grate.
  • Then put charcoal separator.
  • Pour charcoal on one side and light it.
  • Now place your cooking grate.
  • It is ready for sear.
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Heat increasing process.
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# How to season a Weber Smokey Joe?

Steps to follow:

  • Pour charcoal in the chimney and light it..
  • Let hot the charcoal.
  • Take olive oil and rub with a paper towel on the lid, grate and bowl.
  • Pour hot charcoal on the charcoal grate.
  • Place the cooking grate.
  • Let the charcoal burn for 3 hours or 400 degrees.
  • Close the lid.
  • Open both vents both top and bottom and let the charcoal go heat up.
  • Let burn off all the charcoal.
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# How many briquettes Weber Smokey Joe?

You can add briquettes around 10 to 12. Searing and Grilling.

If you love steaks, chops, burgers, chicken pieces, and so on, you’ll get a lot out of this grill. It’s also well suited to veggies and fish..

# What can I cook with Smokey Joe?

You can cook burgers, chicken pieces, chops steaks, sausage, veggies, and fish etc. Also you can sear.

# Can I smoke on Weber Jumbo Joe?

Yes you can smoke on a Weber Jumbo Joe.

# Is Weber Smokey Joe worth it?

Yes it is. It allows you to searing, grilling and smoking.

# How hot can Weber Smokey Joe get?

Weber Smokey Joe can get between about 500° and 550° F.

# How many burgers are in a Smokey Joe?

You can make upto 4 -5 compact burgers in a smokey joe easily.

# What’s your preferred way to use Smokey Joe vents?

The normal model has vents on the top and bottom, and the Smokey Joe Premium has vents on the side.

The side vents are a little simpler for me to utilize, but that’s just a personal choice..