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I want to build a drum smoker

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hi people
I'm a newbie to the whole think and I would like to build a smoker out of a drum.
since I dont want to "reinvent the wheel", I would like to ask from the forom member/s that have done it and they are satisfied with the outcome - if they are willing to provide a sketch/plan/pic of it. I know that I can find on the net, but I prefer to have it from someone who built it and knows that its OK.
Let me point out that I have the skills and the tools to carry out the task.
Thanks for your cooperation and help.
post #2 of 9

Roll Call: New Smoker Build

Hello AVZ. There's a couple of things we need to know. One; we'd like to meet you. Could you cruise over to the Roll Call area and introduce yourself?
Two; Will your drum smoker be horizontal with side fire pit or verticle?
With this info, we will be able to help you with your new addiction.

post #3 of 9
Best an easiest is a UDS (ugly drum smoker), which er simple ta build, very effecient an do a fine job.

post #4 of 9
Sorry to scoot you to another site, but this is a great tutorial on building one.
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 


Hi guys
Thanks for your response. please, keep up the pace, it's graet!
I was at the "roll call", so you can find out a more about me. Travcoman - your smoker looks wonderful, did you built it yourself? if so, could you provide more details about it?
Thanks Eaglewing, that site looks great and very helpfull.
Thank you all ank keep'em coming.
post #6 of 9
Trav - can you remind me again what you're using to run your probe wire into your chamber? Thanks!
post #7 of 9
The UDS is the easiest build.....check out the section here on the forum!!
here's the link:
post #8 of 9
It's a watertight fittin ya should be able ta get fer a couple bucks at yer local done it ta yerself store in the electrical dept.

AVZ, yup built it myself, there perty easy ta do.

Air intakes er 3/4 inch short nipples screwed inta the holes with a electrical lock nut on the back. Two caps an one full flow 3/4 inch valve.

I used u-bolts ta hold the racks cause there a bit more stable. Picked up the racks in the grill section a farm store but most any should have em. Lid is off a weber grill. Mine wanted ta sit on top so I rolled a aluminum ring ta the size a the drum an riveted that on, lid sits great now.

Made a basket usin a 13 1/2 inch grill grate an expanded wire. Bout 10 inch's high. Holds all the coals an wood I need fer a smoke session.

Purty much a basic build, I thin somebody posted a link fer ya, Most all of em got bout the same info. I like the weber lid cause it lets ya use two racks stead a just one, but if ya only need one, then it's just an added expense.
post #9 of 9
Welcom heres a pic or two of mine. I went vertical on the design due to a constand wind we have. This was supposed to be my experimental version but it works too well for me to rebuild yet.

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