My MINI Build Thread with BUILDIT-VIEW

Discussion in 'Mini-WSM' started by joopster, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I have everything on order to build my very own mini-WSM!

    I will update as I get the parts in but I do have a question.  I want to use my AMZN smoker with this setup.  Has this been done for hot smoking?

    Can I do a mailbox mod?  I don't see why not and if no one has done it I will be the guinea pig.

    Looking forward to sharing this journey with each of you!
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love the mini and will follow with you.

    Do you think you need the amazn?

    I havent see it done before.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have done the mailbox mod with my mini. I have the silver and pipe the smoke in via one of my side vents. I've only done this cold smoking and haven't tried it during a hot smoke.
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    The mini doesn't need any help for hot smoking, just stick to wood chunks.     Cold smoking just do what cfarmer and dirtsaylor have done imo. 
     
  5. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    So the AMZN was only for those electric fellows eh?  I've been charcoal all along but enjoyed the AMZN for some hot smokes.  I think I will make a MOD to add this to my MINI.  There really would be no benefit?  Wood can cause temp fluctuations so I think that could be one benefit?
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Go for it. Never know if you don't try it.
     
  7. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Thinking of a way to mount the smoke box to the side of the kettle....
     
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Brother the mini cooks at the most solid temps of any of my smokers....Trust me there is ZERO need for hot smoking. 

    Any of these guys will tell you that wood chunks produces great smoke in the mini with no temp fluctuations. 
     
  9. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Keith on this. The mini does great the way it is.

    I use the amazn in my mes but the mini and uds doesn't need it.

    Great smoke and holds temps great with the wood chunks.
     
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    True that. I thought these thing would only be good for short smokes.  Truth is... My MES is asking me for a divorce 
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep the mini is one of the easiest smokers to control temps on that I have ever used. Even if you have to remove the pot and add fuel there isn't much of a drop.
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gosh. Mine is so frugal on charcoal I hardly have to do that. But you are correct . I've thrown a few more chips on the coals with very little heat loss.  Truth is... If your feeding 4 folks or less this is my go to smoker. 

    Had a few folks marvel it my MWSM and ask where they could buy one. One of us need to get off their duff and put together a MWSM kit predrilled and with the extra grates, basket and hardware.  Could make Billions!  Look out Trump! LOL
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have had a few long cooks that have required additional fuel or wood chunks added. But agreed long cooks can be done without additional fuel.

    As far as kits, that's no fun! Besides the Weber 14" WSM is out now. Real men make there own!!!!
     
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Knock on wood i haven't had to add fuel. 
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang. I was making one but She Who Must Be Obeyed assures me I am not a real man.

    Disco
     
  16. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Parts started shipping!


    Getting my tapatalk on!
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Post your pics of that build disco!  b
     
  18. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Will do Brian but I am still waiting for my pot to arrive from Ebay.
     
  19. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Parts coming Monday I hope!


    Getting my tapatalk on!
     
  20. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Last time i checked you weren't making one Disco.   You've been converted!
     

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