Newbie build - Mini GF

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.
User avatar
Rodcrafter
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8456
Joined: July 21st, 2012, 5:46 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Rodcrafter » April 28th, 2017, 11:36 am

You will want to bend the handle of the fire grate so you can get a hold of it once it is in place.


Current Smokers: Backyard RF Offset and Hybrid RF Offset trailer rig with Cowboy cooker and fish fryer, always room for more........

clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » April 28th, 2017, 11:38 am

Oh ... that didn't cross my mind.

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



User avatar
Squiggle
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2611
Joined: December 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Title: Reformed non-smoker!
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Mole Creek, Tasmania

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » April 28th, 2017, 4:55 pm

Looks awesome dude, well done! :kewl:


Formerly known as "Hey you there in the bushes!"

clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 4th, 2017, 6:25 am

I managed to get the legs on this morning.ImageImageImage

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



User avatar
Squiggle
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2611
Joined: December 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Title: Reformed non-smoker!
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Mole Creek, Tasmania

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » May 4th, 2017, 7:09 am

Nice work dude, looks awesome! :kewl:


Formerly known as "Hey you there in the bushes!"

User avatar
Rodcrafter
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8456
Joined: July 21st, 2012, 5:46 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Rodcrafter » May 4th, 2017, 9:08 am

:LG:


Current Smokers: Backyard RF Offset and Hybrid RF Offset trailer rig with Cowboy cooker and fish fryer, always room for more........

User avatar
ajfoxy
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2239
Joined: April 12th, 2016, 8:07 pm
Title: Neophyte Smoker Bldr
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by ajfoxy » May 4th, 2017, 4:40 pm

Getting there... definitely coming along nicely.


Learning generally boils down to "Repetition or the avoidance of pain", some people learn by doing, some by watching and some just have to pee on the electric fence.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. Henry Ford

User avatar
temurf
Expert
Expert
Posts: 916
Joined: May 12th, 2016, 7:37 pm
Title: Train Driver
BBQ Comp Team Name: Rednecks con Fuego
Location: El Paso, Texas

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by temurf » May 4th, 2017, 5:47 pm

Awesome work. Looks great.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk


Yer gonna like what we've been smokin'.

User avatar
Big T
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5630
Joined: September 1st, 2013, 2:40 pm
Title: Go Getter
BBQ Comp Team Name: Backyard Boys
Location: Lower Alabama

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Big T » May 4th, 2017, 8:35 pm

:LG:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 7th, 2017, 9:16 am

But more work done today.ImageImageImageImage

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



User avatar
Big T
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5630
Joined: September 1st, 2013, 2:40 pm
Title: Go Getter
BBQ Comp Team Name: Backyard Boys
Location: Lower Alabama

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Big T » May 7th, 2017, 12:37 pm

That just looks heavy!
:LG:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

User avatar
Squiggle
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2611
Joined: December 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Title: Reformed non-smoker!
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Mole Creek, Tasmania

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » May 7th, 2017, 1:05 pm

Awesome work dude, looks great! :kewl:


Formerly known as "Hey you there in the bushes!"

clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: RE: Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 7th, 2017, 1:42 pm

Big T wrote:That just looks heavy!
:LG:
Well yeah ... It ain't light Image

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



User avatar
ajfoxy
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2239
Joined: April 12th, 2016, 8:07 pm
Title: Neophyte Smoker Bldr
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by ajfoxy » May 7th, 2017, 7:59 pm

Neat... I like it.


Learning generally boils down to "Repetition or the avoidance of pain", some people learn by doing, some by watching and some just have to pee on the electric fence.

Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. Henry Ford

User avatar
Rodcrafter
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8456
Joined: July 21st, 2012, 5:46 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Rodcrafter » May 7th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Keep up the good work


Making memories!


Current Smokers: Backyard RF Offset and Hybrid RF Offset trailer rig with Cowboy cooker and fish fryer, always room for more........

richy20
Just Got in trouble for buying tools
Just Got in trouble for buying tools
Posts: 39
Joined: June 15th, 2015, 7:45 pm

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by richy20 » May 8th, 2017, 5:13 pm

Nifty firebox idea. I like it. :kewl:



clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 9th, 2017, 5:09 am

Guys, when I am at the point of skinning the outside of the smoker, should I plug weld the skin on?



User avatar
Squiggle
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2611
Joined: December 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Title: Reformed non-smoker!
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Mole Creek, Tasmania

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » May 9th, 2017, 6:49 am

I welded the seams around all the outer panels then hit them with the angle grinder to make them look nice, takes a while but is well worth the time & effort to have a sleek looking outer skin. :kewl:


Formerly known as "Hey you there in the bushes!"

clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 9th, 2017, 7:13 am

OK thanks

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



richy20
Just Got in trouble for buying tools
Just Got in trouble for buying tools
Posts: 39
Joined: June 15th, 2015, 7:45 pm

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by richy20 » May 9th, 2017, 10:38 am

I found it easier to do a couple of plug welds before welding the seams. I also think it is a good idea in the long run in case the seams start to tear apart for some reason.



clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 9th, 2017, 11:26 am

More doneImageImageImage

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



User avatar
Rodcrafter
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8456
Joined: July 21st, 2012, 5:46 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Rodcrafter » May 9th, 2017, 2:37 pm

:LG: :LG: :LG:


Just make sure the inside of the chute doesn't create a lip as it enters the FB and you won't have any bridging.


Current Smokers: Backyard RF Offset and Hybrid RF Offset trailer rig with Cowboy cooker and fish fryer, always room for more........

clutch_kick
Smokerbuilder
Smokerbuilder
Posts: 60
Joined: September 13th, 2015, 1:40 pm
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Malta
Contact:

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by clutch_kick » May 9th, 2017, 2:50 pm

Yeah, that's tomorrow's job. Thanks

Sent from my IRON using Tapatalk



User avatar
Squiggle
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2611
Joined: December 19th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Title: Reformed non-smoker!
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Mole Creek, Tasmania

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by Squiggle » May 9th, 2017, 5:15 pm

Nice work dude, looks awesome! :beer:


Formerly known as "Hey you there in the bushes!"

User avatar
temurf
Expert
Expert
Posts: 916
Joined: May 12th, 2016, 7:37 pm
Title: Train Driver
BBQ Comp Team Name: Rednecks con Fuego
Location: El Paso, Texas

Re: Newbie build - Mini GF

Post by temurf » May 9th, 2017, 5:49 pm

:yth:


Yer gonna like what we've been smokin'.

Post Reply

Return to “Smoker Clones”