First gravity feed build. Modified mini

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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by ajfoxy » August 24th, 2017, 12:23 am

Looking good. :beer:


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Squiggle » August 24th, 2017, 3:17 am

Looks awesome dude, must be pretty excited to fire her up! :kewl:


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 24th, 2017, 11:31 am

All put together!!
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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by BBQChris » August 24th, 2017, 11:37 am

Looks awesome. What paint did you use?

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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 24th, 2017, 12:27 pm

It was gunmetal fleetline single stage. Added base coat converter to it so he could fog on the last coat to get the flake even then cleared it with acme clear coat



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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by BBQChris » August 25th, 2017, 12:21 am

Was it a high heat paint or automotive paint?

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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 25th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Automotive paint. I ran it for 6 hours lastnight at about 280 and it did start to brown and bubble by the firebox but im covering that with some diamond plate. Typically automotive paint can stand temps up to about 180 degrees and the only spot that got that hot was at the firebox ao it should be fine



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Post by Big T » August 25th, 2017, 4:53 pm

Sweet!! :kewl:


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Rodcrafter » August 25th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Very nice!!!!


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Post by temurf » August 25th, 2017, 7:37 pm

:kewl: Awesome!!


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Weldun » August 25th, 2017, 8:59 pm

The fun of seeing a smiling builder posing with their just completed masterpiece never gets old, very nice work!


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Squiggle » August 26th, 2017, 12:16 am

:yth: nice work dude! :kewl:


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Rodcrafter » August 27th, 2017, 7:00 am

Weldun wrote:The fun of seeing a smiling builder posing with their just completed masterpiece never gets old, very nice work!
That is so true!!


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 28th, 2017, 11:20 am

Heres some of the que from this weekend. Had a little party for myself for a change! Good times!
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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by ajfoxy » August 28th, 2017, 4:18 pm

:needfood: :needfood: :needfood: Nice looking Q :beer:


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:needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood: :needfood:
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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Weldun » August 28th, 2017, 5:01 pm

The fun is just beginning, looks awesome!


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Squiggle » August 29th, 2017, 1:42 am

:LG: very tasty looking Q dude, well done! :needfood:


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 29th, 2017, 4:34 am

I noticed im having trouble maintaining temp because the ash isnt falling down without me smacking the charcoal grate with something every couple hours. Makes me angry. Was using kingsfors blue bag



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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Squiggle » August 29th, 2017, 6:50 am

Sounds like you're getting bridging in the chute, is it only at grate level or is it happening up heigher?


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by richy20 » August 29th, 2017, 10:47 am

Nice looking Q :grillin:



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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Weldun » August 29th, 2017, 11:08 am

I've used different varieties of lump and briquettes and haven't ever experienced this problem with my mini, I guess you need to determine if it's a bridging issue or a fire grate issue, did you deviate from the plans when you made your fire grate?


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 29th, 2017, 12:41 pm

No my fire grate is dead on to the plans. I dont know if it has something to do with the cooker is on a trailer not exactly level or if its bridging. But if i empty the ash pan completely after an hour or 2 there is hardly anythig in it. When i smack the bottom of the grate with a hammer it fills my ash pan completely almost and the temp starts to come back up. I didnt notice it b4 in my couple of test runs. I hope i get it figured out without having to cut it back open.



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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Weldun » August 29th, 2017, 3:51 pm

That is bazaar, I can't imagine being out of level (within reason) would have any effect, is it possible you aren't allowing the smoker enough time to normalize and settle in? I guess what I'm thinking is maybe you just need more air after the charcoal gets up and running and what I call settles in, I use a temperature controller on mine but have noticed when I rattle the fire grate to get coals on my wood chunks in the ash pan it makes the temperature rise.


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Re: First gravity feed build. Modified mini

Post by Crazycooter » August 31st, 2017, 12:35 pm

That could be it. I used humphrys lump in it lastnight and it seemed better. My digiq just came in the mail today so hopefully its better



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