I've been using my UDS for sometime now but while cleaning up the shed I spied a 44gal drum that's begging to be smoking food. After some rough sketching I have come up with the below design. I need some advice on whether this design will work.
The concept is to weld a plate 1/3 of the way down the drum to seal off one section from the other except for a small portion at the top which would allow smoke to flow from the fire chamber to the smoking chamber. The smoking side would be accessed by a lift up lid like a conventional side fire box grill. My question for the group is will the bottom exhaust vent create enough draw to bring the smoke from the top of the chamber, past the meat and out through the bottom? The top vent can also be opened to draw air and smoke from one side to the other.
Check these sketches, a please tell me if you think my concept will work.