My first drum

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by invader q, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. invader q

    invader q Smoke Blower

    Here are some pics of my just finished drum smoker. Thanks to everyone here for all the info.

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  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice... and saved a ball valve I see! Well done!
     
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sweet-looks great
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    crap........you guys keep this up........i will have to try one out........

    only problem i see with the design, is with maintenece of the unit.........

    maybe with a two part barrel........cut in half somehow
     
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sweet unit.............good job...........
     
  6. invader q

    invader q Smoke Blower

    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     
  7. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So when and what is the first cook?
     
  8. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the drum smoker... I am getting more interested in building one too. Looks fairly straight forward.
     
  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice drum you got there. Looking forward to seeing its first smoke.
    Andy
     
  10. invader q

    invader q Smoke Blower

    Looks like mother nature is going to give me one more dose of winter weather late this week, so it might be two weekends out before it gets a good run.

    I've got a pork butt in the freezer, so it might be the first thing to see the fire, assuming nothing looks great at the butcher between now and then. [​IMG]
     
  11. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  12. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice job!!! I'm going to have to do one of those myself....I know, I say that every time someone else does one......but, really I am one of these days!!
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    nice job pigs........do you have maybe how you attached the bottom of the basket to the sides?
     
  14. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WD on mine I tack welded the bottom to the side. You can wire it or even fold the corners of a square piece up to fit the pre-made ring, then bolt it on.

    Whatever your level is anyone can do this with basic tools.
     
  15. invader q

    invader q Smoke Blower

    Nice stuff PigCicles!
     
  16. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nice design. Won't have any problem with smoke not getting to the top.
    I like the damper also, real easy to operate.

    geob
     
  17. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Easy clean-up, shop vac the ashes out!!


    Looks great IQ....gotta season it before cooking and cold weather doesn't slow that drum down at all!!
    Fire it up and see how your temps run!! [​IMG]
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    bubba..........tho.........how does this werk on a LONG smoke......as in a brisket........seems to be hard to add more fuel.............
     
  19. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The UDS is a fuel effecient beast!! 10 to 12 lbs of charcoal will burn 12-14 hrs, no need to add fuel or wood, 3-4 chunks will last as long as the burn!!
    The drum is so air tight that you control the burn with your intakes, NOWHERE to leak air to fuel the fire so it burns as slowly as you allow it! [​IMG]
    If you build, you will believe!! [​IMG]
     
  20. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    k........so, with a brisket......packer, is what i should of been saying.......15 lbs...........just add more charcol to begin with?

    say maybe 20 lbs?
     

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