The Ultimate Fire Basket For Your Weber Smokey Mountain Or Ugly Drum Smoker
If there's one problem with the Weber Smokey Mountain, it's the fire ring, unless it's full, it can be hard to get a good burn. This is due to the coals being able to spread out and fall through the wide fire grate.
This upgraded laser-cut steel firebasket from BBQ Smoker Mods, keeps all your coals together and still elevated off the smoker floor, for clean consistent burning and air flow. The laser-cut grate is removable and has narrower gaps than the standard Weber one.
Run it full or half full, or just a base layer, Ultimate WSM or UDS Fire Basket has a unique design that will keep the burn steady and consistent.
Take an already excellent cooker to the next level and make ash clean out a whole lot easier.
This basket also fits most UDS drums and brings all the above advantages to your unit.
- 57cm Version - 36cm Wide x 31cm High
- 47cm Version - 26cm Wide x 30cm High
- 37cm Version - 26cm Wide x 23cm High
For best results do not use the factory water pan. Use a firedial or no baffle at all, you will get excellent results.
Ultimate WSM or UDS Fire Basket are made from plain steel and may arrive with some light rust.
Simply season with a layer of cooking oil and burn in the basket to seal
The Firebasket is a great addition to my WSM. The coals seem to last longer & cleaning is a cinch.
One thing to note; the water bowl in the 47cm will sit on top of the basket. I never use mine with water so it’s no issue to me to be honest. I cooked ribs the other day with no bowl & they were beautiful. Gives me an excuse to buy the fire dial if I need a deflector!
Well worth the money & the service from Oli & Pro Smoke is top notch.
Very helpful great communication great sevice highly recommended
Wow used this for the first time today full bucket of Aussie heatbeads to smoke beef ribs been going steady at 140c for ten hours ribs done took middle section off to see how charcoal was doing ive still got half left unlit this thing is awesome definitely recommend and yet another awesome mod sold by prosmoke very very happy
Well made , can get at least a 24 hour burn out of it @ 225°f with weber briquettes left to burn in my uds ( not so ugly drum smoker)
Title says it all. If you're indirect smoking, a FULL basket of Aussie Heatbeads will run or 24+ hours easily - I've done paddle-bone-in pork shoulder, for around 18 hours, still had 1/3 coals left. This thing is amazing.
Aside from regular smoking, take the water pan out of your WSM, fill a chimney around 1/2 full, vents wide open, you can then cook on the top grate lamb chops, leg of lamb, chicken thighs, duck..... you name it, as a regular oven around 200-225c. Fat side down for the majority of the cook, the fat drips onto the coals and smokes in the most amazing aroma and renders beautifully. I hardly use my kettle grill any more, unless cooking burgers or steak, cooking this way is so simple and uses probably less fuel than a regular barbeque/kettle.
Seriously, if you're debating about what to buy... buy this. Forget everything else, others (hinges etc) are nice to have... this is an absolute, 100% necessity.