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Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« on: August 29, 2007, 09:44:00 am »
I came across some 2-1/4" aluminum pole/post stock. Cut 3 "rings" the same thickness as the bisquettes. They work great.



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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 10:35:40 am »
Nice Brian!
Question. Did you have to polish them a bit to get them to slide over one another easily? My Bubba Pucks were a little rough at first (very little) but after a few cleanings with an SOS pad they're slicker than owl s... and slide very easy. These should be a lot lighter on long smokes and less grinding of pucks leaving those little chips that can jam the slider. 8) 8) ;D
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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 11:16:56 am »
After cutting them, I removed the rough edges with a grinder. Must have been enough because I have had no problems after many smokes. Smoked some salmon today and, again, no problems with my freebie filler bisquettes.

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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 11:26:16 am »
Brian

Do you use them as a reg bubbapuck or fill em with wood.

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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007, 11:32:56 am »
I use them as spacers at the end to save burning a bisquette. But you may have just given me a thought on experimenting with wood inside...

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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007, 01:38:52 pm »
I don't think I'd put wood inside.  If you're using three pucks, one will slide onto the burner plate with some potentially dangerous results.
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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2007, 02:04:44 pm »
Probably won't Con but it did get me thinking. I use all three for filler at the end so they completely push all the spent bisquettes into the bowl. I normally shut the smoke generator off after the smoking time is up so the first "ring" never really sits on a hot generator very long. Never left it on for an extended period.

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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 05:20:07 pm »
I just obtained 24 aluminum rings that are 2.25" in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.  I use these a refillable pucks.  I place heavy tin foil in the bottom and press in fine wood chips to form a flat bottom.  I the roll the excess foil over the top to make a uniform puck.  I them perforate the top with a fork to create a substantial amount of hole for smoke to escape.  I load as many pucks as I need after preheating the burner for 20 minutes.  Works great.  Cost of refilling each puck is quite negligible.

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Re: Homemade aluminum bisquettes
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 09:41:05 pm »
Interesting approach, tresnik.  Considerably more straight forward than some other DIY bisquette ideas I’ve seen.