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Grill Height

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hi, 

 

At what height do you  place a grill from the bottom of a 55 Gallon Drum with a flat lid for a good smoking? I will smoke chicken, turkey, and most of the time pork.

 

Thks, 

post #2 of 11
Imo a good height is about 8.5" You'll be able to fit most things in. I wouldn't go deeper than 9. You'll want at least 20" from your grate and the bottom of your basket.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

I was wondering at what height do you place a diffuser plate from the bottom of the UDS or the Charcoal Basket?

post #4 of 11
Just put a rack about 6 inches above your charcoal basket for a diffuser, that way you can use it to hold a drip pan also.

Personally I rarely use either but it's there if you need it.
post #5 of 11
I made an adjustable rack system in my drum so I can raise or lower the cooking grate or the charcoal basket.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I made an adjustable rack system in my drum so I can raise or lower the cooking grate or the charcoal basket.
Is it up and running yet?
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Do you have a picture of the adjustable rack system?

post #8 of 11
He has a thread on here of his build and it has pics..I don't think it's up and running yet though.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by GACP View Post

Do you have a picture of the adjustable rack system?

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/134522/craigslist-strikes-again-aka-im-going-to-build-a-uds-or-two-q-view-for-sure

 

You can see the pictures in this thread.

post #10 of 11

I put a set of bolts through at 3" from the top and another set 9" from the top so that I can run 2 cooking racks at one time or I can use the bottom set of bolts (9") for large items like turkeys.  Hope this helps.icon14.gif

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post #11 of 11

Mine are set at 3" and 6 " from the top.  I may put in one more set at 9"....or on my next one.  

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