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Mini Mod #2: The "+"

calikingcaliking Posts: 8,161
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
If this could work for The Artist Formerly Known As Prince:
Logo. Hollow circle above downward arrow crossed with a curlicued horn-shaped symbol and then a short bar

Then "+" should work out just fine for my mini mod #2.

It basically works like the mini woo ring, but the finishing has that "made in my garage" chic to it. Took a 1.5" aluminum flat bar (1/8" thick, $8.34 + tax at Lowes) and put my superior bending skills to work.

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Bought the 8.5" pizza stones ( 2 for $30) from Amazon.
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So now I have a raised indirect setup for about $22 ($7 in aluminum + $15 for the stone).
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I'm quite pleased with myself. :) planning on cooking breakfast on it tomorrow morning.

Hope everyone is off to a great start for the Memorial Day weekend. I'm working on Monday, so have to squeeze in the egging tomorrow and Sun. 

#1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.

Comments

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    Your insane man. Insane.

    But I'm stealing these and doing a woo on my small!!


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  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,322
    One caution.  The melting point for aluminum is (iirc) around 1,200 F, and if you do margherita-style pizzas you can hit that temp pretty easily (I normally cook them ~800-900 F).  I think I remember some folks here wrapping the temp gauge completely around the dial, so the Egg is capable of getting that hot.  
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,322
    Whups!  I re-read your post, and it looks like you were shooting more for a way to cook indirect on the Mini, not necessarily making pizzas (I guess the Mini might be good for doing a single-serving pizza.  Just one.   :D ).  
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,161
    @MCN: Should work for the small too. I  use 2 bricks wrapped in foil, clay saucer and a weber grid for an indirect setup on the small. 

    @Botch: you're right - aluminum does stand a chance of melting in an egg if its in nuclear mode. Neaopolitan  pizzas can be done at 750-800°F and above, but I usually like to do pizza at about 550-600°F. Besides, I would likely be using the small or large egg if I was making pizzas. 

    If the + gets junked that's ok. I would probably just buy a mini woo ring in that case. Its an idea i had, and I like to tinker, so the + was born. :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,393
    I've got a PS for my small, I need a raised direct option.


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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 6,517
    For me, the right move was ordering from CGS. I like SS.

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    Flint, Michigan.  If the lead bullets don't kill you, the leaded water will.

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,415
    I love the naming of your inventions. Bravo to the creativity =D>
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 3,964
    Very cool!!!!
  • SocalcajudoSocalcajudo Posts: 132
    That is some serious " B.O.B " ballin' on a budget stuff. Very creative.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,161
    Thanks folks. Just trying to be different :)

    @Socalcajudo : that's hilarious - never heard that before. I'm getting a tshirt made with that on it!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    That's cool dude! Still waiting on the motor! :D

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    Superior bending skills?!

    caliking is Magneto!
  • Mama RoneckMama Roneck Posts: 367
    @caliking - this is grate! (pun intended)  what did you use to fasten them together at the pivot?
    Mamaroneck
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,161
    @RAC: i'm working on it :)
    @caliking - this is grate! (pun intended)  what did you use to fasten them together at the pivot?
    I just used a small machine screw/bolt type of thing with a nut. Drilled an equally small size hole in the middle of the 2 crosspieces and bolted them together. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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