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pbe gummi bear

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Shorty Midget mod thread
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:43:22 PM »
Show off and discuss your chopped midget 18's here!

























@LightningBoldtz @Troy @Craig @Bob BQ post yours too.   8)
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Troy

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 09:46:30 PM »
This is shortly after Annie was born.


Annie's first trip to the beach. She worked hard this day. She stayed HOT for 5 or 6 hours, cooked apps, meals, desserts, and followup snacks and more meals for about 20 people - all on a chimney's worth of coshell.


Here's the whole family before 3 of her siblings got adopted.

Troy

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 09:47:40 PM »
and here's the tutorial on how to build a mini weber / midget
http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2015/04/10/mini-weber-mod-midget-otg/

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 04:23:18 AM »
thanks @pbe gummi bear

for this thread, I love my Midget mod, I wanted to do one ever since I saw you first do yours back in the day Lawrence, Troy sparked the idea as I had purchased an 18 OTG since.

What I like about the mod is it doesn't now mess with the lid and bowl at all.  A new set of legs and triangle and it is back to normal.

Here she is after completion next to my Master-Touch.


Works well as a fire starter


Makes a nice fire pit


Heckuva cooker as well
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powermatt99

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2015, 05:27:29 AM »
Anyone chop a 22? I had planned to chop my older OTS 22 once I got my bronze premium. But alas, I had been way to careless (read: inebriated) with her at Brewers games and there wasn't much to salvage. I'm keeping my eye out for a stupid cheap late model or a reasonably cheap older model for the chop.

LightningBoldtz

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I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
5 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a SCG, Pellet Pooper and other stuff.

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 05:36:23 AM »
honestly, I think a 22 is too big to do this with, just my opinion the 18's seem to be a perfect fit.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
5 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a SCG, Pellet Pooper and other stuff.

powermatt99

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 05:52:37 AM »
honestly, I think a 22 is too big to do this with, just my opinion the 18's seem to be a perfect fit.

I'm no engineer but I fear the center of gravity may be too high on a 22 using cut down legs. There would have to be a way to keep a wider base or risk a disaster.

MacEggs

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 06:02:51 AM »
Once you awake, it's hard to go back to sheep.

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 06:03:17 AM »
If you did a 22, may want to entertain a dual wheelie like Troy did.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
5 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a SCG, Pellet Pooper and other stuff.


Bob BQ

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2015, 08:46:33 PM »
@LightningBoldtz @Troy @Craig @Bob BQ post yours too.   8)
No 18 chop for me, @pbe gummi bear , however...

Anyone chop a 22? I had planned to chop my older OTS 22 once I got my bronze premium. But alas, I had been way to careless (read: inebriated) with her at Brewers games and there wasn't much to salvage. I'm keeping my eye out for a stupid cheap late model or a reasonably cheap older model for the chop.

honestly, I think a 22 is too big to do this with, just my opinion the 18's seem to be a perfect fit.
I'm no engineer but I fear the center of gravity may be too high on a 22 using cut down legs. There would have to be a way to keep a wider base or risk a disaster.

Yep, I've done one. Too big? Nope. Not stable? She's very stable, actually; her real job is my 22 WSM bottom. Practical? Eh, maybe, maybe not. But it looks sweet…  8)





« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 09:00:50 PM by Bob BQ »
BBQ:it's what's for dinner. Grails ISO: Red SJ. Not a grail, but also looking for a Brave (18" brownie).

Antisven84

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2015, 10:27:31 PM »
What's the leg lengths on the 18" shorty??

Bob BQ

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2015, 11:16:05 PM »
What's the leg lengths on the 18" shorty??

Here you go @Antisven84   :
and here's the tutorial on how to build a mini weber / midget
http://weberkettleclub.com/blog/2015/04/10/mini-weber-mod-midget-otg/
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Tommy B

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 09:45:33 AM »
I chopped one down this weekend. I will post pics as soon as I can.
Hotty Toddy!

pbe gummi bear

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 09:51:59 AM »
You're the man, @Tommy B. Can't wait to see it.
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