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Another mini build thread

bdskelly

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Damn stuff is thin and hard to weld.

Good thing I am good at it.
You're excellent at it. Your correct, very thin.  My basket had weld boogers all over it. But it's functional!!

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Thanks. I have tricks to weld thin stuff.

Let me know if you want to know them.
 

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Looks great!  How did the temp run during the smoke? 
Temps were good. I was playing with it and took very little adjustment.

Went from 250 to 350 very easy, and back down.
 

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Thanks Case.

Amazed at how easy temps are to change and then make steady again.
 

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Thanks Case.

Amazed at how easy temps are to change and then make steady again.
That's one of the best features about the mini. I have no problem leaving the mini and running a quick errand if I have to during a long cook. (yes I  only do that when I know there is no possibility of it burning down half the neighborhood)
 

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Speaking of deserving a"BUMP"! I am inspired by your post c farmer and i am looking forward to building my own, I will be sure to do a post when I get going! 
 

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Thanks man, let me know if you have any questions.

Very easy build.
 

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Old thread here peachey
I want to here your tip. Even if it is an old thread it’s still relevant.

Maybe we should have a throwback Thursday and feature some of theses oldie but goodie threads.
 

LanceR

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I want to here your tip. Even if it is an old thread it’s still relevant.
I don't know peachy. That's some pretty thick stuff. I'm thinking a 1/4" 7018 rod and about 260 amps..... I have a calculator somewhere for cutting truncated cones that would work great for Minion style charcoal baskets. Now I just need to find it....

Seriously though, I may have to build one of these for giggles. I have two Smokey Joes and have a Jumbo Joe in the box.
 

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An oldie but goodie Adam. Man we were all building these left and right back in the day! B
I'm still building them for friends during this pandemic. They all love it and one them also owns a 14 WSM but prefers to take my build with him camping because of the size. PS I have made 2 from the gold SJ and I prefer the Silver because I have the bottom vent and I can add additional three holes in the bottom bowl over the legs and have magnets control airflow. I pretty much run around 190-225 during smoking and then all the way up to 350 with the vents wide open. It runs steady for up to 7-8 hours sessions. I have a 6 inch tall fire basket that I built that maximizes charcoal and pretty much just check in every few hours with a thermapen.
 

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