Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by stimpson111, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a great looking drum! Nice job!![​IMG]
  2. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking drum!!! Thanks for the pics!
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job stimpson, she sure is a beauty.
    Any ideas what you're gonna smoke to break her in?
  4. stimpson111

    stimpson111 Newbie

    Thanks for the kind words all. My first smoke is going to be some spare ribs, chicken, and potatoes. Have everthing ready for the Phoenix race sat, night. Go Mark Martin!!!!!!!!!
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Real nice drum build. You're gonna love that thing.
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nicely done! That is a very nice charcoal basket. Did you weld that? If not prey tell how you did it. Points for the post![​IMG]
  7. stimpson111

    stimpson111 Newbie

    It's welded, but I didn't do it. Had a friend of mine do it. I was very pleased with it. I had to open up the holes in the bottom so the ash would fall out better. I did a test run with 12lbs of Kingsford Comp, and it went for 18+ hours. It would have been longer but the ash smothered the coals out.
  8. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great job, that should turn out some good Q. What is her name?
  9. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What was the temp range you were holding for that long?
  10. stimpson111

    stimpson111 Newbie

    Lori Q[​IMG]

    I started the fire at 1 pm Wednesday. Temp came up quick. Started closing vents 245. They stopped at around 280, then sloly came down to 250-260. It was windy, and the sun was in and out, so I had to chase it for a while. It was well settled in at 245-250 when I went to bed at 10 pm. Woke up at 4 am Thursday and it was at 235. Gave the basket a shake and opened the side vents and she climbed back up to 260. Left for work at 6 am, and it was down to 250. The wife called me before she left for work at 7 am and she said the temp was 240. I wanted her to go shake the drum to knock down some more ash, but got the "I AINT TOUCHIN THAT" reply. When I got home at 4 pm, it was reading 150. There was nothing left but ash. Very happy with the burn time. I am sure it will improve and get even more effeciant over time as it gets more gunked up on the inside. My WSM sure did.
  11. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    POINTS for the lid hook!

  12. stimpson111

    stimpson111 Newbie

    Thank you sir.
  13. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice drum, looks like she gonna work like a bute!
  14. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    Very nice!

    I may just have to build one of these soon! I do miss the flavor from a long charcoal cook. My GOSM is nice....but I miss using charcoal.

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