Michael303's Modified Mini Build

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by holyp » July 12th, 2016, 1:09 am

Super clean work, fantastic

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Michael303 » July 12th, 2016, 10:20 am

Thanks for the kind words.
Big T wrote:Are you going to put a drip ledge on the inside of the door to direct the grease back into your drain pan?
:LG:
I realized I left that off after getting it in the back yard. I'll probably add it this week.

FYI, Here's the drain pan. I'd simplify is design next time though.

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Rodcrafter » July 12th, 2016, 11:38 am

Interesting use of the drip pan as an alternative to the designed transfer tube. I hope that works out, nice work.


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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Michael303 » July 12th, 2016, 11:48 am

I can't take credit for the design. It's basically just like the Assassin smoker design. (www.assassin-smokers.com)



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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Weldun » July 12th, 2016, 6:01 pm

Nice looking smoker, great job!


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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Rodcrafter » July 13th, 2016, 8:21 pm

Ok well you did a great job copying it.


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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Michael303 » July 20th, 2016, 2:20 pm

Seasoned it at 350 degrees on Saturday then cooked some pork overnight that was ready Sunday afternoon. My heatermeter setup easily got it up to 350 then I backed down and cooked the pork at 250 and the entire time it would hold the temp within 2 degrees either way. Next time I'll grab a screenshot of the bar graph to show how straight the line is. Maybe I'll post a link to the live cook too.

I have to admit I was surprised at how hot the outside of the smoker got eventually. Even at 250 a lot of the panels were surprisingly warm. Probably not hot enough to burn yourself but you couldn't keep your hand on it for more than a couple seconds.

I'd probably also use P gasket next time too instead of the stick on since it's a lot thicker. I'd use self tapping screws to attach the inside door panel and pinch the gasket tail between the inside panel and the door.

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Squiggle » July 20th, 2016, 4:55 pm

Very cool dude, nice work! :beer:


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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Rodcrafter » July 20th, 2016, 5:22 pm

Yes sir


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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Big T » July 20th, 2016, 10:15 pm

:LG:


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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by LivnDream » February 28th, 2017, 6:05 pm

looks Great i read your post about the changes you made to the mini plans ,
did you make any changes to the size of the fire box area above the grate ?

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Michael303 » February 28th, 2017, 7:53 pm

The size was just adjusted to match the changed over all height of the cooler. Since I only used 1/4" steel and had it plasma cut I was able to combine a few of the pieces too.

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by LivnDream » February 28th, 2017, 8:21 pm

was thinking about doing a modified mini build .
just wasn't sure if the fire box assembly needed to be enlarged also
to heat the extra cooking chamber space.

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by Michael303 » February 28th, 2017, 8:27 pm

I would say no unless you're making it significantly larger. With my controller attached I can get it up to 350 no problem.

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Re: Michael303's Modified Mini Build

Post by LivnDream » February 28th, 2017, 8:32 pm

basically a clone of yours 24 x 24 racks



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