i just picked up my drum last week, scored a food grade for $10, going to burn it out and then have it sand blasted, also looking for a weber donor grill for the racks and lid, any tips and tricks you all can share to help me along, what kind of paint do some of you use for the outside thanks in advanced.
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I look forward to seeing your UDS build. Keep an eye on Craigslist for a good price on a kettle. I used rattle can high temp on mine. Spend a little time in the UDS section looking around.
welcome to the addiction. Can't build just one. Lots of info in the threads here. My issue was finding too many good ideas and picking through them. I'm building me 2nd now. Did you drill your inlet holes before the burnout? If not you'll have a bit not burned off to clean at the bottom and lower sides.
You can either cut the lower kettle lip off of the weber and weld it into your drum or use flashing and attatch it with rivets, bolts etc. That is what I have seen people do here. If you have access to a welder or better yet a buddy who welds that is the way to go. There is lots of information on this website on all kinds of UDS builds.