Heavy Duty Charcoal Basket - Hunsaker Vortex Smokers
Heavy Duty Charcoal Basket - Hunsaker Vortex Smokers
Heavy Duty Charcoal Basket - Hunsaker Vortex Smokers

Heavy Duty Charcoal Basket For Drum Smoker

Regular price $ 74.99
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This solid wall basket is perfect for people who want direct heat (instead of using a heat deflector). The charcoal basket is made out of 14 gauge steel and is fully welded. The wire charcoal grate allows for the right amount of air to reach the underside of the charcoal. 

  • Solid wall, heavy 14 gauge construction for long life
  • Fully welded  


How long does the charcoal burn for?

For hot and fast smoking you will have charcoal left over from your cooks. For low and slow the basket should last over 12 hours.

What are the dimensions of the basket?

14" diameter charcoal ring, 15.5" diameter ash pan, overall 11.75" tall.  

How does this basket compare to the Vortex Charcoal Basket?

This is the same basket that is used to make the Vortex Charcoal Basket but this basket does not have the center pipe or Vortex plate. This charcoal basket is more for direct cooking. 

How does this basket compare with other charcoal baskets?

We build our baskets with heavy gauge steel and full weld the basket. Some of the other basket designs are lighter and not fully welded. 

Will it work in 30 gallon drums and WSM smokers?

Yes it will fit in 30 gallon drum smokers and will fit in 18.5" WSM and 22.5" WSM, and 55 gallon smokers.


Does not work with bottom air intake system (hole in bottom center of drum)

Why choose us?

Made In The USA

All smokers and accessories are proudly made in the USA. The majority of the products are made in Missouri. 

Family Run Business

If you ever have questions or comments about our products you will be able to talk with a real person, likely a Hunsaker.  We don't outsource customer service. Feel free to give the owner Mark a call at 573-554-4368.