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post #21 of 67
Thread Starter 
O.K. guy's, no kidding.......starting to rain so i shut it down and pulled out the charcoal basket.........it was only 1/2 burnt after 8 hours!!!
I'm gonna love this thing!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #22 of 67
okay okay......i'll up my offer to $75......you're a tough negotiator
post #23 of 67
I would like to check that out sometime. Always wanted to build one.
post #24 of 67
Nice build Bubba, I have to get back on mine, and do some changes, I gave up after the first burn until I read this.
post #25 of 67
Heh... nice art too!
post #26 of 67
LMAO ...okay 80 bux ...just cause Bubba's a good chit .....but that grafitti has gotta go biggrin.gif ...how much you get paid to put that on there anyhow ???PDT_Armataz_01_14.gif
post #27 of 67
Ottawa Sat Nite... let's get 'er on, eh!
post #28 of 67
Yer on Tee , let's go PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #29 of 67
Nice Job! Smoke somthin' already... lets see how she puts out!
post #30 of 67
That's just a big rust spot. He needs to sand it down and repaint the drum....PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif
post #31 of 67
Told ya those things work well....Great job bubba!!!!! CYA tomorrow dude!
post #32 of 67
I won't use Rancher in my drums, the fats and juices dripping on the coals stir up the ashes and when I open the lid to turn or spray its all over the place! I save it for the WSM's.
post #33 of 67
Hey Bubba, did you make your drum from a kit?
post #34 of 67
Okay Bubba - you borrowed someone else's pics and posted them. So now we can't deny that it happened somewhere. But here it is the next day... I suppose now you're gonna tell us it's STILL burning along nicely at 230ish icon_evil.gifbiggrin.gificon_evil.gif ??????

Looks great buster. Whatcha gonna Q in it for the maiden voyage?? How long did those coals keep going?
post #35 of 67
Nice lookin' rig! That's something I'd really like to try. I have a couple questions though:
1.) I'm assuming you have to turn the drum over to empty the ash collection?
2.) Is it easy to add more wood and/or charcoal once a smoke has started? What all do you have to remove? I guess you could put a door like the ECB's on the same level as the basket, but then you lose the efficiency of the existing sealed drum.

Looks good Bubba!
post #36 of 67
Thread Starter 
That's the beauty Josh, you don't add wood or charcoal...as you read, it burned yesterday for over 7 hr's and that was only 5# of charcoal!!! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
For clean out i will have to turn the drum on the side but all there is inside is a grate and my charcoal basket!
post #37 of 67
i'll take 2 ! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #38 of 67
Thread Starter 
No kit Goose, free drum, had most of the hardware laying around, the grate is from a Weber kettle......cheap and simple!!wink.gif
post #39 of 67
how many grates do you have in the drum.........reason i ask.........where did it measure the 235 ( i think thats what you said)........at the top......or middle?

or does that matter being a verticle?
post #40 of 67
Thread Starter 
There's 1 grate 8" down from the lid, it is 24" off the heat source, my Maverick was at grate level.
There's no water pan so as the meat drip's on the coal's it causes the fat vapor's to rise back up to the meat!
You do have to flip your meat because of the close heat source but the temp recovery is almost instant!
The next one will have a Weber kettle lid so i can have 2 grate's. icon_mrgreen.gif
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