So ive started a new project

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So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 9th, 2018, 12:10 pm

After i built my modified mini last year and cooked at a comp with it it has got alot of attention. So much attention i decided to design my own smaller "patio smoker" for the local butcher shop to put up for sale. Prototype is coming along a little bit at a time but scince ive been posting pics on social media there has been alot of interest. Let me know what you think. Shelves will be 5.5 inches apart and be 18 wide by 16 deep
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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by ajfoxy » April 9th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Interesting. A question if I may. Why is the chute lip so high up? On most GF smokers the lip is there to stop water flowing into the chute.


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 9th, 2018, 9:30 pm

Go for it!

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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 10th, 2018, 4:42 am

i made the chute extend up a little higher just to get a little bit more capacity. The little fella doesn't hold much. maybe 5 lbs of charcoal if I had to guess. Im thinking after the first 4 are done (already have 4 fireboxes assemblies cut) I might drop the whole thing down so the heat transfer tube is lower in the cook chamber for more rack space. then extend the charcoal shoot back up for a little more capacity in that department.



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Fishgod » April 11th, 2018, 11:46 am

Im going to follow this thread. I would love a GF but even the mini seems a bit large/heavy for a small household. When I cook, I do 1 brisket or 1 boston butt or 3 racks of ribs at a time. So a larger smoker is way overkill. When you get all the details sorted out I would love to see you post the final measurements.



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 11th, 2018, 1:32 pm

No problem. Building a mess of them as soon i make sure i dont have any issues with the first. Also designed a hitch mount that un pins and swings the smoker out away from the tailgate but thats later down the road.



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Fishgod » April 11th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Crazycooter wrote:No problem. Building a mess of them as soon i make sure i dont have any issues with the first. Also designed a hitch mount that un pins and swings the smoker out away from the tailgate but thats later down the road.
Thanks a ton. Are you using .5 inch for the firebox or .25?



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by BillyR52 » April 11th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Very interested in the business side of smokers. Would love to turn a few out of my garage for resale. Looking forward to seeing this progress.


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 12th, 2018, 5:27 am

Firebox is .5 inch charcoal chute and ash box are .25



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Big T » April 13th, 2018, 1:51 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 13th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Got some more done the last 2 days. Doors are all welded up and smoothed out. Got them hung today. Gonna make some changes on the rest of them like lower the firebox assembly so i can make more space between the racks. Couple other little things
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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by ajfoxy » April 13th, 2018, 7:01 pm

Looking really good. :kewl:
I'm not sure I would not put an end plate on that transfer tube. Just to stop the heat from blasting your door. Also a drip strip on the door to stop fat/grease etc from dribbling over your door seal.


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Big T » April 13th, 2018, 9:38 pm

:yth: :LG:


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 14th, 2018, 8:52 am

Yea still need an end plate for the tube and the drip strip. Still have some odds and ends to do. Anyone know of a small slam latch that i can mount front to back scince the door is the same width of the smoker? I was going to use toggle latches but slam latches look so much better



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Cole » April 19th, 2018, 5:36 am

That looks great.



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 20th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Got some more done and couldnt wait to test fire. No chimney yet but do have the holes cut for it.
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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by ajfoxy » April 20th, 2018, 11:58 pm

Looking good. :kewl:


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Big T » April 21st, 2018, 12:11 am

How did it do on it's first run ?


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » April 21st, 2018, 9:45 am

Seemed ok. Dont have a ball valve on it yet or a guru on it so i got no clue how hot it got but i know it was plenty hot!! Next week should have it about done and il run it with the guru to get some burn time numbers



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Cole » April 23rd, 2018, 7:35 pm

I really like the size, I don't see an exhaust stack?



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by MattJ » April 23rd, 2018, 9:25 pm

Nice work so far

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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Rodcrafter » April 24th, 2018, 6:26 am

:LG:


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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by richy20 » April 24th, 2018, 12:59 pm

That is one cool project. I was wondering about your exhaust stack as well? Keep us updated. :kewl:



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by Crazycooter » May 7th, 2018, 8:24 am

Hooked the guru up to it Saturday and cooked 2 racks of ribs and a pretty good size pork but on it. still had one rack left for more food if I wanted. after it warmed up to 300 I filled the chute back up with charcoal and started the timer. ran it at 300 for a few hours then backed it down to about 265 and put in my ribs. all said and done it ran for 8.5 hours between those 2 temps with about 4 or 5 lbs of lump charcoal. I will post pictures after work



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Re: So ive started a new project

Post by ajfoxy » May 7th, 2018, 4:25 pm

Nice. Good that it is economical.


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