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post #21 of 29
I built my removable lid UDS upside down which makes the drum open on both ends. Not having a bottom in it makes it MUCH easier to burn the liner off with the weed burner, and do the final sanding, brushing to clean it up.

Pictures and how I built mine here:

Hope this helps.

post #22 of 29
That is a nice tricked out smoker you've built Jerry, and a well explained build blog as well.

I've bookmarked that for reference when I build my own.
post #23 of 29
hes not kidding i had two very hot fires in mine, barrel was glowing red and the red liner was still there so i bought grinder and abrasive discs and the real firm type wire wheels and got it of, what a pain it was.
post #24 of 29
Glad I read this, I'll be looking for a clean one.
post #25 of 29
You will be MUCH happier that way. biggrin.gif

post #26 of 29
yes i would pay more for one with no liner next time, but heck now i have a grinder i have been wanting.
post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 
So I got the smoker done and have cooked on it two times now. WOW...what a difference it makes. I feel like I am doing something wrong with the minimal effort to keep the heat in a set temp range. With my little cheapo verticle water smoker I was hovering over it trying to get the set temp for more than 15 minutes. Now I actually have to do yard work to pass the time while the drum is cooking.
post #28 of 29
I just bought a new barrel. More than I wanted to shell out but I don't have all the headache, just spray and burn!
post #29 of 29
Now your talking!
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