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Mini modified measurement

Post by Stoutpigbbq » May 16th, 2020, 9:51 am

I’m getting ready to start my mini GF and was wondering if anyone had their overall dimensions of their smoker with the modified 6” cooking chamber addition?



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Big T » May 17th, 2020, 8:28 pm

I haven't built one(yet) and haven't seen the plans so I can't help you out. You should be able to search the GF section and I believe there was a build thread titled mini plus 6''.


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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Stoutpigbbq » May 17th, 2020, 9:18 pm

Thanks Big T!



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by ajfoxy » May 17th, 2020, 9:36 pm

Not sure if I'm missing something here, but if you add 6" to the plan measurements you'll get the answer you're looking for surely?
I think all the GF's can be enlarged a tad without issue.


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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Dirtytires » May 17th, 2020, 11:30 pm

ajfoxy wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Not sure if I'm missing something here, but if you add 6" to the plan measurements you'll get the answer you're looking for surely?
You make me laugh! We were all thinking it tho....



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Stoutpigbbq » August 9th, 2020, 4:41 am

I was asking if you add 6" to the cooking chamber or 6" to the legs? ajfoxy and Dirtytires.



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by mp4 » August 9th, 2020, 8:52 am

I added 8" to the legs and would add 6" to the cook chamber if I was to build another one. The only time the additional space is needed is if you want to load up all 3 shelves with butts.



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Dirtytires » August 9th, 2020, 11:12 am

The “plus 6” build was a pit where they made the actual cabinet of the smoker 6 inches taller to expand the cooking chamber and add nether shelf. Obviously, you are free to make the legs any length you want to.



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Stoutpigbbq » August 9th, 2020, 3:38 pm

mp4, thanks I will try those measurements. When I asked the original question, I needed to know sizes to base my decision on whether to go with single pan or double pan. Since then I bought the mini plans so I’m all set now. Thanks again.



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Re: Mini modified measurement

Post by Texasbowhunter » August 15th, 2020, 11:12 am

If you haven't started yet let me offer some thought:
Got this from another member after I had already completed my build or was so far along it was to late to make changes...
Adding the Extra height is not a problem...You can make it any size you desire...That's your call...But consider this...
Sheets of metal are in 36" and 48" width
when you start the build plan on having the OD of the build fall on the 36" mark...Not some odd number like 37.5"
If you keep all your OD to 36" dimensions then it will take far less material to complete...You will be able to use perhaps one sheet rather then 2 sheets...
I made mine to account for the extra 6" of inner cook space and did not take into account that a sheet of 48" was needed rather then if I had made it 1.5" shorter I would have been able to use 36" sheet...extra cost...Extra waste of material
Also I made my cook chamber 24" deep and 20" wide
Go down and get a large S/S cooking pan and make the inner dimensions to fit the pan...
Worth it in the long run...
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