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Mini to the max

LitLit Posts: 6,000
Finally got around to taking the notches out of the mini fire ring so the plate setter fits in better leaving more space. Used the tile cutter attachment for the dremel to cut th efire ring. Decided to test the capacity with a 6.5 pound shoulder. Barely fit and hope the lump lasts..image.image.image.image.image.image


  • FockerFocker Posts: 3,926

    That's a full load!

    Nice work witht the Dremel, cool mod.

    Ridin' dirty with no drip pan?  

    Quad Cities

  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    This is exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of when wondering about using a drip pan loaded up with sand rather than a PS. No room for a drip pan AND PS, but with the sand it would still work as a heat deflector and the sand could be thrown out for easy clean up. 

    Looks awesome as is though, let us know how it turns out...

    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,831
    Nice job!  That is pretty cool that you have enough meat for like 15 sammies on a mini. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • LitLit Posts: 6,000
    Cook is going well. Temp got over 350 for a little and it got a nice crust fast so I flipped it and am back down around 300 now. Temp just checked at 160
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,554
    Why did I think this would be a @MIckey post.  Bet he'll love that.  Very cool.  Love my mini
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
  • Wicked job on the ring, good luck with the butt.
  • Or shoulder  :))
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    That is great! I love the small eggs loaded up posts! =D>
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,394
    hows it hanging?


  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    Let us know how it turns out. Love it to see what mini can produce.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • AlbertaEggerAlbertaEgger Posts: 1,124
    Great job and great idea, I would love to hear how the burn goes, we do a lot of camping in the summer. How long does the lump on a slow cook last? Would love to get a mini for the river boat and camper.
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,701
    Nice cutting board @Lit
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,277
    I like the more space, woo raises you up so space becomes even more scarce. How was it?
    Seattle, WA
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 741
    Awesome job.


    Texarkana, TX

  • LitLit Posts: 6,000

    Here's the results. Final cook time was 7 hours between 300 and 375. Lump made it with a little to spare probably another hour or so but if you look at the first pics I was out of lump so the lump I used I took out of my large so with all fresh lump it may go longer. Results were great.image.image.image

  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    It looks super good but you did start with the best meat in town.
    North Richland Hills, TX
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    That's awesome! Great cook! =D>
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • Terrific!  Great use of the mini!



  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    looks great...can't wait to get my Mini

    South Dakota
    Large BGE, 
    Mini BGE
    36" Blackstone Griddle
    Phoenix Gasser
    Cyber Q WIFI

    And a deck box full of toy's

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,654
    Great job! What kind of lump did you use? I imagine one of the denser brands to last that long at that temp range.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • LitLit Posts: 6,000
    Wicked good.
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