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The mini booster!

post #1 of 18
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As many of you mini fans know there isn't a vortex for the mini-WSM.

I have had this in the back of my head for awhile. I picked up a 6"x28" 16 gauge sheet of steel. Not having a good way to roll the sheet into a cone I decided to keep the thing square. I layers out the four sides. I cut the sheet in half length wise. Giving me two 18" long by 3"+/- high pieces. From those I cut four sides. 8" at the bottom 5" at the top. Got out my welder and tacked everything together. When I was happy with that I welded the seems.

I won't be able to try it until the weekend. So until then here's the finished shots

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Smoke away!!!
post #2 of 18

Nice job Case! ... or should I say Mr. Mini  :biggrin:

 

 

 Nothing special with the cylindrical shape the whole concept is just concentrating the heat so  the square will work just as well.  I'll give it a thumbs up!  thumb.gif

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post

Nice job Case! ... or should I say Mr. Mini  biggrin.gif


 Nothing special with the cylindrical shape the whole concept is just concentrating the heat so  the square will work just as well.  I'll give it a thumbs up!  thumb.gif

Yep should be interesting to see how good it works. I'm going to have to wait a few days though. Other junk going on.
post #4 of 18
Good luck hope it works as well as your hoping!
post #5 of 18
When I seen the title, I just knew it had to you Case, so I had to check it out. Most new methods or innovations for the mini are usually your brainchild after all.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Good luck hope it works as well as your hoping!

I'll be eating the results either way!
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Litterbug View Post

When I seen the title, I just knew it had to you Case, so I had to check it out. Most new methods or innovations for the mini are usually your brainchild after all.

Yep it's me again! Messing with a perfectly good smoker!
post #8 of 18
Gonna have to teach myself how to weld, I guess. Looks like I'm missing out on too much fun! Nice looking homemade vortex, dirt sailor...I like it!
post #9 of 18
Well done, Case!!!

Be sure to get Qview and tell us how well it works. I've got a Vortex in my Performer and really like the convenience it adds to fire control.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jarhead1979 View Post

Gonna have to teach myself how to weld, I guess. Looks like I'm missing out on too much fun! Nice looking homemade vortex, dirt sailor...I like it!

It's not that difficult. I never wanted to learn until a few years ago. All I wanted to do was work with wood. My dad was a journeyman electrician and a master welder. Didn't want anything tondo with the metal shop! Kick myself for not trying when I was younger.

Despite what everyone says about the cheap harbor freight 90 amp flux wire welder it does everything I want to do.

post #11 of 18

Nice work case.  Isn't it fun having a welder on stanby?   Have one out in my shop next to where my smokers live.  I can weld and smoke my fish at the same time.  I restored two vintage Mustangs and my 50 chebbie truck with the help of that welder.  Self taught.  Glad I did it.  Have made various accessories or modifications to all my smokers with help of Mr. Miggy.

post #12 of 18

Excellent Case!

 

Can't wait to see it in action!

 

Al

post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by cmayna View Post

Nice work case.  Isn't it fun having a welder on stanby?   Have one out in my shop next to where my smokers live.  I can weld and smoke my fish at the same time.  I restored two vintage Mustangs and my 50 chebbie truck with the help of that welder.  Self taught.  Glad I did it.  Have made various accessories or modifications to all my smokers with help of Mr. Miggy.

Yeah it's fun stuff! The metal art I've made has made my wife and family members very happy. Then there's the stuff I've made for myself. My welds are getting better, maybe one of the
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Excellent Case!

 

Can't wait to see it in action!

 

Al

Thanks Al. I can't wait to fire it up! This week is super busy so it may have to wait until the weekend!

post #15 of 18
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I was going to fire this up tonight, but now the wife says that we are going to a concert... Guess I will have to give it a spin tomorrow, unless SWMBO comes up with some other BBQ blocking plans.

post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post
 

I was going to fire this up tonight, but now the wife says that we are going to a concert... Guess I will have to give it a spin tomorrow, unless SWMBO comes up with some other BBQ blocking plans.

I.ll be watching for smoke enjoy the concert 

Richie

post #17 of 18

Nice idea, Case! Waiting for the test run.

 

Disco

post #18 of 18
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The mini-boost is a success!!!!

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/250477/boosted-t-bone

 

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