55 gallon drum build

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by baddogie, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. 55 gallon drum and firebox

  2. Looks like a nice start.

  3. Mounted to stand

  4. Looks good so far.

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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  6. First burn

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  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice build at least it want burn out like with direct heat...
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Oh yea....very good point.  Throw some wood directly in the barrel and burn it out well. 
  9. I would now say. You have a smoker. I see the smoke.

  10. Should I put wood in the smoke chamber and burn out good before using?
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yes sir...get a roaring fire going right inside the cooking chamber...and then a good sanding with a wire brush (angle grinder or drill).  Follow up with seasoning after the burn and sanding. 
  12. Thanks will do that tomorrow before mounting cooking racks
  13. Second burn

  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations on the new Smoker...looks great !

    Have fun and as always...
  15. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That is a money saving smoker...
  16. Thanks everyone. This is my first build I will let y'all know how it cooks
  17. smokinnh

    smokinnh Fire Starter

    Looks great and has given me an idea. I build a double barrel smoker with my dad, but this looks smaller and better for the space I have. What did you use for the firebox? I'm guessing it is a custom build. Wish I had a welder...Smoke on!EDIT: If I had enlarged the picture I would have seen that it was in fact custom. What thickness did you use?
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013
  18. I think it is 1/4" but not sure it was a big piece I had laying around

    I'm wrong it is 3/16"
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2013

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