Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » March 2nd, 2018, 7:31 pm

OK, it's finally off the bench. A few details to do on the main unit and I can paint it. Then shelves and ash tray. Then BBQ.
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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by ajfoxy » March 2nd, 2018, 7:52 pm

That is a sweet looking unit. Nice. :kewl:


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Cole » March 2nd, 2018, 7:58 pm

Nice, it looks so clean, not sure what grade steel your using. Looks great ready for fire



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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Weldun » March 2nd, 2018, 8:18 pm

Looks incredible man, you're gonna be happy x 10 with that build.


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Big T » March 2nd, 2018, 10:04 pm

:LG:


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Texasbowhunter » March 2nd, 2018, 10:50 pm

Sure is SWEET Lookin'
Did a great job
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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Texasbowhunter » March 2nd, 2018, 10:53 pm

Just curious as to Why the temp guage is close to the outer wall and not centered in the middle of cook chamber...
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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » March 3rd, 2018, 1:07 am

Texasbowhunter wrote:Just curious as to Why the temp guage is close to the outer wall and not centered in the middle of cook chamber...
Paul
I wanted the temp gauge at that height (just above the bottom shelf), but centered on the door would interfere with the slam latch. Higher on the door would interfere with the design I want to paint on it. I'm also going to have my remote digital temp probe set up, so I almost just left the door gauge off, but since I had it already...


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Post by Heatermeter builder » March 3rd, 2018, 2:22 am

Very nice looking


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Pete Mazz » March 3rd, 2018, 5:03 am

Great build :beer: :beer: :beer:


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » March 4th, 2018, 4:24 pm

Closer still... Need shelves and ash tray and lettering, otherwise it's ready to cook. First I need to clean up the giant mess in the shop. I'm SO glad to have it out of there.
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Post by Weldun » March 4th, 2018, 5:34 pm

looking good, won't be long and she'll be puffing thin blue smoke!


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Rodcrafter » March 4th, 2018, 5:42 pm

You gotta be proud of that.


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Big T » March 4th, 2018, 8:06 pm

:yth: Nice!!


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Post by Dirtytires » March 4th, 2018, 11:00 pm

Great build....be proud of that.

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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Cole » March 5th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Like the color, the shop cleaning never stops and the cleaning pace depends on the next project!



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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » March 6th, 2018, 4:13 pm

Now that it done and out in the sun, I like the color too. When I painted it, the color looked too pinkish/purple, but it dried out to a decent dark red. Should work with the purple/yellow/orange I'm planning for the lettering.

So, all the fabrication is done. Shelves are done, ash catcher is done. I'm stuck waiting on the paint, which should be delivered tomorrow. Nothing special on the shelved, just cut, grind, weld. I'm happy with the ash catcher, the handle works well and there were only four little seams at the corners to weld up. Nice and tidy.

Eager to cook something, but I'm not sure what... Maybe beef ribs. The last time I had to do them on the webber kettle because my Traeger died (moment of silence for the poor pellet smoker, I cooked almost year round on that for probably 8 years, at least 4 or 5 nights a week.)
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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by ajfoxy » March 6th, 2018, 4:21 pm

The ash pan came out very nice.
Are you going to put a drip strip on the door? Having run the double pan for a while I think it is very useful to stop the grease etc dribbling down the door and over your door gasket.


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » March 6th, 2018, 5:06 pm

ajfoxy wrote:The ash pan came out very nice.
Are you going to put a drip strip on the door? Having run the double pan for a while I think it is very useful to stop the grease etc dribbling down the door and over your door gasket.
Ah... shoot. Ok, one more thing to do. *sigh* :)

Thanks for mentioning that, I'd forgotten.


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Weldun » March 6th, 2018, 7:26 pm

That drip strip gets everybody, I did the same thing. Nice job on ash pan
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Post by temurf » March 6th, 2018, 8:32 pm

Nice work. She's a beauty.
Looks like its time for the Q-View.


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Post by Big T » March 6th, 2018, 9:16 pm

:yth: :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » March 7th, 2018, 8:38 am

:LG:


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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by CaliforniaSmoke » March 7th, 2018, 4:04 pm

OK, drip strip is in, no biggie.

I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for the UPS guy to deliver the paint I want to use for the lettering.

waiting...waiting... Gotta do this last bit so I can start in my my custom studebaker project again.
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Re: Cal Smoke's Mini Gravity Fed Build

Post by Dirtytires » March 7th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Are those screws....???

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