I want to see your home made 55 gallon drum GRILLS!!

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by johnnyreb, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    i am currently in the process of making a 55 gallon drum grill and i need pics/ ideas of the lid options, air intakes and frames

    i am thinking of making the lid a quarter instead of a half drum cut, how did yall do your air vents?
     
  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  3. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    here is my uds lid, I used 1/3 of another barrel [​IMG]
     
  4. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    I think hes talking about a grill not a smoker right?
     
  6. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    here is one i am making but still need to do the legs and air intakes and flume.





















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  7. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    right a grill...i have built a few UDS's
     
  8. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    i was thinking about cutting a door out on the side for adding wood/coals and putting my air vent in the door

    have any of yall done anything like that?
     
  9. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    you are wanting to keep the drum upright?
     
  10. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    no horizontal
     
  11. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, if you want horizontal, you already have the chargriller. 
     
  12. Is that silicone on the side , its the pic just under the head on shot with the grill quartering away or to the right how ever you want to see it.......if not. what is that?[​IMG]
     
  13. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    yea but i wanna MAKE one
     
  14. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    well get to makin it, thats what i did just looked at a few pics and got at it its not brain surgery lol
     
  15. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    its not silicone, its some liquid nail type stuff because there were little holes from blowing through and from not having a solid weld bead so i figured i would cover them up but i run a nasty caulk bead so holes ight have been better.
     
     
  16. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    AAH, I get it now. 

    Good luck with the build. Can't wait to see pics.
     
     
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