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Williefb 10-22-2011 01:32 PM

Double Barrel Smoker
 
Question: Are the double pipes necessary coming out of the bottom barrel?

Thanks,

BBQ Bandit 10-22-2011 01:38 PM

The short answer is yes... will be necessary for the required draft and heat.
Found that out the hard way.

Barrel burn-out
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=41855

Initial build
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=45656

Grease drain mod
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=46215

Burcee 10-22-2011 01:55 PM

I only have a single on mine. I have no problem with draft at all, but it is hotter on one end. A double tube setup would remedy that.
The biggest thing to remember, is that they are fuel HOGS!! plan on using wood, and do a bunch of tests to figure yours out.
I absolutely love mine, but if I made another one it would have 2 tubes connecting the barrels.

Jay 41 10-23-2011 06:02 AM

I put 2, 6" pipes from the bottom to the top, both have dampers in them, and 1, 6" stack out of the top, which also has a damper. I've not had any problems with hot or cold spots. I also bought [2] Vogelzang kits, so that I could put a fire door on either side of the burn barrel, this way no matter which way the wind is blowing I can open the door to catch some extra draft and get it up to temp. quicker. http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/q...1/P1000556.jpg


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