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post #21 of 36
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So here we go with the rest of the build.........

I cut out the deflector plate out of some plate I had for another project.
I used the stock charcoal grate for the circle. Cut it out with the jigsaw and a bit of oil. Wish I could have been a little more accurate with my circle.






I burned off the coating for the brackets and clips. I tried to just put them on the grate, but eventually had to put them directly into the charcoal.




This is a better picture of the handle I made for the stock air vents. I was able to get a pear shaped wood thing from a hobby store. Drilled a 1/4" hole and screwed it on the all thread. Painted with high heat black paint.



I bolted the brackets in. I had to cut the 3/4" bolts down so I could use the acorn nuts. I used the 2 1/2" bolts to hold the deflector plate, should be 3". I used 2 nuts to help center and hold the plate in place.










Placed the clips into place and installed the plate and racks.







So her it sits in it's new home. I was able to aquire a couple aluminum risers to place it and the DO when needed.




Thank you for taking the time to look. If I can help answer any questions please feel free to ask.

I will update the first post later with costs. I will say the way I did mine is not the cheapest way, but I am very happy with the results.
post #22 of 36
Looks great
post #23 of 36
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So this is what you get for the first cook.










Here is the thread with a little more details if needed.
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/170199/first-cook-on-the-mini-jumbo-w-pics
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Looks great

Thank you. It was fun to make. I am really excited to be able to see what I can do with it.


I may need to find a name for it and start a thread on the adventures it has.........
post #25 of 36

Awesome job on the chicken and the build!

post #26 of 36
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Awesome job on the chicken and the build!

Thank you
post #27 of 36
Awesome job!!!

You gonna paint that bad boy?
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by Welshrarebit View Post

Awesome job!!!

You gonna paint that bad boy?

Thank you.
I will be keeping the jumbo joe black and not planning on painting the SS pot. Spent good money on it and figure I will let it shine........
post #29 of 36

Looks FANTASTIC Jeramy!      It'll sear great for you too... I like opening up that bottom vent and giving parts some fire for a finish once in a while. Keith

post #30 of 36
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Looks FANTASTIC Jeramy!      It'll sear great for you too... I like opening up that bottom vent and giving parts some fire for a finish once in a while. Keith

Thank you for taking the time to help with finding the pot and talking me through a couple of the questions I had. It made a huge diffrence on filling in the gaps and allowing the process to be easy.

I am still looking for the 30 gallon drum to make the pizza oven. As I was working on the pot I truly understood why you said you would not cut the SS pot. It looks too awesome to cut it.....
post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

 

So did you also do a cost break down? How much did it all cost?

 

I updated the first post with the parts list. I added the cost breakdown. Unless otherwise noted, I bought everything at Lowes.

post #32 of 36

I guess i really did go good on price, just under $200 but that was thanks to clearance at Target....JJ and grates. 

 

 

It is a versatile little cooker for sure, and it holds heat really good along with sears like a champ. 

post #33 of 36
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Yea I knew since I could not find the same deal here, mabye because we have a longer grilling season here, I was going to be a bit higher than your build. I looked last year and this year at several places, but was no luck. I even asked if they were planning on any sales soon at most big box places. They just smiled and said why when they will sell out at this price. Fortunately I had gift cards and received a little unexpected cash from a project.

I am excited to run it this Thursday with butts. I am thinking I can fit 4 easily. We shall see. ...
post #34 of 36
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So I was having to use the bottom vent more than I wanted too. I am looking at making new legs that will possible block the 2 outer vents and make them not usable. So I wanted to try something I really should have done from the start. I changed the ball vave to a 1", for now. The cost of the larger ones are abit intimidating. .......

I was building 2 minis today and had an idea for the ball valves and keeping them close to the side with no gap. The pipe fitting I used is slightly tapered to be larger in the middle where the thread pattern changes. So I screwed a conduit lock nut down as far as it could go. Then cut the opposite side off. I ran the remaining thread end through the hole in the bottom and screwed the ball valve onto the thread end as tight as it will go. If you have a gap and the valve will not tighten enough, add another conduit lock nut to the back side. It works very well.

I will get a picture of the inside tomorrow, the one I have was blurry.

For me it gives a very clean finish to it.



Open



Closed




Now to test it.....
post #35 of 36

@jarjarchef Sorry to resurrect the thread but i was curious about the shelf supports and clips you used. I was going to use them in a mini build (smokey joe version) but im not sure I would have the clearance between the grate and the side of the pot. I am overseas right now so i dont have the pot sitting in front of me; its on its way but will take a while. I want to try and order everything at the same so I dont have to wait again. Are you able to offer any help? Thanks in advance!

post #36 of 36
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@jarjarchef
Sorry to resurrect the thread but i was curious about the shelf supports and clips you used. I was going to use them in a mini build (smokey joe version) but im not sure I would have the clearance between the grate and the side of the pot. I am overseas right now so i dont have the pot sitting in front of me; its on its way but will take a while. I want to try and order everything at the same so I dont have to wait again. Are you able to offer any help? Thanks in advance!

No worries on revival of the thread. I like my cooker and love to share info on it.

I do not think they will work. Even with getting the slightly smaller charcoal grate for the 18" weber to use as the cook grate for the mini, it is still very tight. Someone did another build like mine, but made a diffrent type of adjustable shelf that shoukd work for you, not as flexable, but it does have multiple levels for cooking. He even made a grip system to place the shelves. Below is the link to it. Hope this helps, let me know if I can help in any way.


http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/206636/they-call-it-a-jimmy#post_1398902
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