Another Mini Gravity Feed

Smoker Clones are your own version of a commercially available Smoker. Examples are Stumps, Jambo, Backwoods, or any other you want to try to copy.
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by mp4 » January 16th, 2016, 10:03 pm

I'm jealous!



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Puff » January 16th, 2016, 11:46 pm

" it's the small details, Ralphy boy ". Ed Norton to Ralph Cramden when he believes he will be inheriting a fortune.

Those extras really add a very nice personal touch. You easily pick yours out of a lineup!


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Rodcrafter » January 17th, 2016, 9:26 am

Very cool!


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » January 18th, 2016, 2:59 pm

Ok, I have to get this smoker out for powder coating as soon as possible. I just made handles for the Air Intake, and Drain valves. I wanted them to match the rest of the handles on the smoker. I think I need help. I can't stop. Is this how it starts?
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by mp4 » January 18th, 2016, 3:16 pm

Nice!



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Rodcrafter » January 18th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Yes, that is how it starts!!!!!


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 6th, 2016, 8:09 pm

Well here she is. All finished. Been running it all day to season it. She runs REAL steady at what ever temperature I set it at. Been going for 5 hours and only used about 3lbs of lump charcoal. I'm very happy.
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Baker76 » February 6th, 2016, 9:13 pm

Great job, paint looks sweet. They do run great. Mine ran for 13hrs today without adding additional coal. I am excited about that.

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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 6th, 2016, 9:33 pm

Sorry I forgot to say that it is powder coated. I beleive my son should be able to give this to his grand kids. If we take good care of it. Do any of you know which if any parts need replacement form years of use? I'm assuming that the grates and the charcoal grates will need replacement or repair eventually. Is there any other parts I should keep an eye on?


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by The Czar » February 6th, 2016, 9:33 pm

Very nice!!! Who did the paint? It looks like a hammered finish?


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 6th, 2016, 9:42 pm

The Czar wrote:Very nice!!! Who did the paint? It looks like a hammered finish?
Yes it is a hammered finish, Pacific Coast Powder Coating in Palmdale CA. did the coating. It is a candy red over silver vein. The door is gloss black hammered finish, along with the valve handles and rain cover.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Weldun » February 6th, 2016, 9:44 pm

Definitely a quality piece, certainly something to be proud of.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Squiggle » February 6th, 2016, 10:30 pm

:LG:


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by mp4 » February 7th, 2016, 2:07 am

WOW! NICE!



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Pete Mazz » February 7th, 2016, 3:41 am

Nice work!


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Rodcrafter » February 7th, 2016, 7:53 am

Sweet, you should be very happy with that. So what's next?


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 7th, 2016, 9:27 am

Rodcrafter wrote:Sweet, you should be very happy with that. So what's next?
Well my wife has Demanded (yes "Demanded" with a Capitol "D"), a Woodfired Pizza Oven to match the Smoker. Below are a couple of pictures of what I'm thinking so far. Still a lot of research to do yet.

This all started so innocently. A friend needed a place to put his CNC Plazma for a year I said "sure" if you teach me how to weld. Plus I wanted a bigger smoker. My little electric one was to small for what I was doing now. Well once I started getting into the meat of building it, and seeing all the great ideas that everyone else was doing on here. My imagination went into high gear. Now I have more ideas for projects then I could ever get done in a life time. This whole project has opened up an entire new world for me. I want to thank you ALL for the information, inspriration, support,and comradery. I will be doing a lot more stuff on here, and I will keep you all up to date with what I'm creating next.

Oh!! and for Frank, when you get the plans for the "Hawg Cawfin" done. I'm all over them too. Or if you have Woodfired Pizza Oven plans. Either one. I'm on it.
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Rodcrafter » February 7th, 2016, 10:59 am

Yep, you're hooked. And looking at that pizza oven, my wife would love one of those too.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 8th, 2016, 11:16 am

Here are a couple of pictures of what I've cooked up yesterday for the Super Bowl. I love how this Smoker works. She runs consistent at any temp I want. With VERY little management. I did find that it has a hotter spot on the lower grill near the back.(closest to the transfer channel). Other that that she is very predictable, and SO consistent.
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Rodcrafter » February 8th, 2016, 11:58 am

:beer: :LG: :beer:


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Squiggle » February 8th, 2016, 3:20 pm

Wow, yum! :LG:


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Weldun » February 8th, 2016, 4:01 pm

What a satisfying reward for your labor,looks delicious .can't wait to build mine.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Squiggle » February 8th, 2016, 4:42 pm

Me either! :kewl:


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Big T » February 8th, 2016, 10:57 pm

:needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood:
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Cousinsteve » March 19th, 2016, 6:35 pm

Looking great! Especially like the cleaver handles!!



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