Meet Molly my Big Steel Keg

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ol' smokey, May 26, 2010.

  1. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Here she is; [​IMG]

    Been testing for temperature control and fuel usage. I've used both briquet's and lump with excellent results although lump leaves a lot less ash.

    Below is a chart I made using lump. It took me about 1.5 hrs. to get the vents adjusted after that I basically walked away

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    After 8.5 hrs. the wife and I got hungry. I was pleased with the results so I cranked up the temp and made some burgers.

    This weekend I'm going with a slab of ribs. Will post that start to finish.

    Thanks for looking
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  2. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Looks great Joe.  1.5 lbs lump for 8.5 hours?  WOW!  I'm not familiar with this smoker -- did you buy it or build it?

    What part of Cleveland are you from?  I'm originally from Cleveland -- live just a bit south in Akron now.
     
  3. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Sweet!
     
  4. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    John I'm actually from Parma just north of N. Royalton. 

    Bigsteelkeg.com is the link to thier web site but I bought it through Ace Hardware. Hope that link works if not just do a search for it.
     
  5. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks for the link -- I'll check it out!  I'm very familiar with Parma.  Grew up in Berea, lived in North Royalton for a few years.  We used to go to Parmatown Mall a lot years ago.  Small world!
     
  6. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    Ol Smokey, did you use a Guru on the Keg?

    I just found the Bubba Keg for $299 locally at HD - a fantastic deal.
     
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  7. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man, that's a lot of heat with a little bit of fuel.

    beard
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would snatch that baby up. Is it used or a return?
     
  9. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    No Guru no pid no controller of any type.

    I don't know how the original Bubba Keg will perform but like I posted after I got the vents adjusted wich took about 1.5 hrs. the first time I let Molly run like the chart shows.

    Hope this helps
     
  10. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

    It's brand new - sealed in the HUGE box. The thing is STUPID dusty and I was thinking of asking the manager if he or she will take $250 cash, right now for it. 

    Last one within ~50 miles or so. I'd be willing to expand my search if this one sold, but I doubt it. 
     
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  11. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i like the temp graph howd ya do it [​IMG]
     
  12. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

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  13. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     That's a very nice smoker, I think that's the same one I saw at Menards. For $299 I'd snag that rascal up.
     
  14. flbobecu

    flbobecu Smoking Fanatic

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  15. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  16. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Didn't use any type of controller just adjusted the vents.
     
  17. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    For this it was at grate level. In the furture a chart showing meat temp of say a Butt would be interesting. That's an idea for another post
     
     

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