got my drum today

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by teacup13, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    finally got a drum... yes it is ugly

    the best part is it was free. the neighbors son was visiting his dad. he was pulling a trailer with a bunch of junk on it and this is what caught my eye.

    the lid is a little bent but no biggie as it still has the ring with it

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    no time to work on it this week. i am going to build this as cheap as possible(like i always do..lol), next stop habitat rehome store. progress pix to follow this weekend
     
  2. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck with the build teacup...can't beat free![​IMG]
     
  3. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice Teacup! That drum will work fine. We can build together lol!
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats looks like you have a fun project coming up can't wait to see the build pics
     
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice! Keep us up to date on the progress.
     
  6. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    finally got to work on it ...

    burn baby burn

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    finding any weber replacement grills are impossible here without spending $40 so i built them..not totally round....total cost later..lol

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    still have to make the bottom grate for the charcoal basket but its just about done

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    cost so far

    drum - free
    cost to make charcoal basket & racks - $9.04
    bolts for legs & grill supports - $3
    intake parts so far - $9.29
     
  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good. Can't wait to see the final product. Nice job
     
  8. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice economical build there teacup! I hope you didn't want any grass to grow in that spot lol. Can't wait to see it come together!
     
  9. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    got a little more done today..just about ready to cook on it..

    coat of primer(most dont prime it but i had it down to bare metal..it needed it) and the paint i am going to use needs a primer....plus intakes installed
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    charcoal basket all done ready to go..
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    all the hardware in place (the stuff on the inside of the drum is cooking spray not paint.lol)
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    tomorrows jobs...finish coat(if it doesnt rain..if it does i am seasoning it tomorrow). clean up the lid, install thermometer..fire it up
    picked up one of these today for $14.99
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  10. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool! That's gonna be Great!
     
  11. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Looking good! Hope the weather holds out for you tomorrow.
     
  12. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    final paint...its a green pearl color..cant remember exactly..got it at the pawn shop for $3 a can..lol

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    gonna fire this up tomorrow... the tradition of all ugly drum smokers is that the first smoke have at least one fatty...tomorrow it will be done..lol
     
  13. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fine looking drum, good job.
     

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