Mini GF Son's HS Project

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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by the_real_cwb » June 1st, 2017, 11:16 am

Awesome congrats to him!


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by ajfoxy » June 1st, 2017, 4:29 pm

Nice. I do like the wheels on the "father" smoker. Congratulations on your son finishing the mini project. Hopefully the start of many.


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by richy20 » June 1st, 2017, 4:34 pm

Looks good. Now for the bbq. :chef:



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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Big T » June 1st, 2017, 8:02 pm

It looks great!! I hope his instructor gave him an A+ for an outstanding job!


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Squiggle » June 2nd, 2017, 1:44 am

Awesome work dude, well done to both of you! :kewl:


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Sand Hiller » June 2nd, 2017, 7:39 am

Thanks guys! I'll pass on the kind words. Hope to light the "virgin fire" in the GF this weekend I love my stick burner but I think I'm really going to enjoy the GF!


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Sand Hiller » June 5th, 2017, 7:46 am

To satisfy the great Omnipotent...Pics of the first fire. Lit the chimney, put a half load of charcoal in. Began the learning process!
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Sorry no Q view. Had dinner and supper plans (read: better go to those places hungry instead of filling up at home) so took a few hours to fire it up and season it.
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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Rodcrafter » June 5th, 2017, 11:00 am

If you ever want to use an PID like a Guru you could always add a pipe nipple on the door of the ash box and just close your home made valve.

Still looks great!


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Sand Hiller » June 5th, 2017, 12:43 pm

RC-That's going in the back of our minds. The valve, made from a header collector that I didn't use on a hot rod project, slips right over the 2" pipe. Very easily removed when we get to the PID,
Kinda surprised me though how well it ran naturally aspirated!


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Rodcrafter » June 5th, 2017, 2:33 pm

Oh, that's cool, I didn't realize you could take it off and expose the 2" threaded pipe.


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by temurf » June 5th, 2017, 6:56 pm

He did an awesome job on that build.
Looking forward to the Q-View :rulz:


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Squiggle » June 6th, 2017, 4:16 am

:LG:


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Sand Hiller » June 26th, 2017, 8:09 am

Last post on this thread. My son and I are still learning the Mini GF. We had a hankerin' for some ribs this weekend.
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Used the 3-2-1. Coming out of the rap for the final approach they fell apart. Probably wouldn't have needed the last hour but I wanted a little bark! Mm Mm good!
Thanks guys for all the advice and support!
Sweet Success!
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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Rodcrafter » June 26th, 2017, 8:27 am

They sure look worthy of chowing down on them. I like to leave them on the foil and either just open it or take the top cover of foil off so they can come back together a little.

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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by ajfoxy » June 26th, 2017, 6:24 pm

:LG:
Nice... at least now you know all your son's hard work was worthwhile and the unit works as specified. :D


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Big T » June 26th, 2017, 6:54 pm

:needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood:
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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Squiggle » June 27th, 2017, 1:25 am

Looks fantastic dude! :needfood:
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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by ajfoxy » June 27th, 2017, 3:35 am

:neddfood:
Is that Ned Kelly's distant cousin... :D


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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by temurf » June 27th, 2017, 6:34 pm

:LG:

Awesome looking ribs. :kewl:

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Re: Mini GF Son's HS Project

Post by Squiggle » July 2nd, 2017, 6:44 am

ajfoxy wrote:
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Is that Ned Kelly's distant cousin... :D
Yep :kewl:


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