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biggs98 01-20-2013 02:46 PM

UDS w/draft door
 
Waiting for my SS drum to arrive and I'm thinking of using a BGE draft door instead of the traditional intakes. Any issues using the door as opposed to the intakes or are they similar in maintaining heat. Any and all info/opinions is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Bluesman 01-20-2013 02:53 PM

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I use one from a large BGE, works great

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 01-20-2013 02:54 PM

Works great on my SS Drum. I used a large/medium one too. It gives a very wide range of temperature control.


http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w...ke/4Basket.jpg

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 01-20-2013 02:59 PM

I mounted mine right at the bottom to allow me to rake ashes out when needed.

Here the link to my build

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...mple+stainless

yakdung 01-20-2013 03:01 PM

The next drum I build will have one. I just have to figure out where to purchase.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 01-20-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by yakdung (Post 2335167)
The next drum I build will have one. I just have to figure out where to purchase.

Any BGE dealer.

Bluesman 01-20-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 2335165)
I mounted mine right at the bottom to allow me to rake ashes out when needed.

Interesting. I mounted mine up 4" to allow for more air flow across the basket. I also include a pizza pan under the coal basket to collect the ashes. that's why I like this site, ideas, ideas...........great. Plus, I think the BGE vent looks great on a SS drum.

biggs98 01-20-2013 03:16 PM

Any issues with the charcoal in the basket burning more on one side??

Bluesman 01-20-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by biggs98 (Post 2335182)
Any issues with the charcoal in the basket burning more on one side??

Had it for 2 1/2 years and it always burns uniform. All the way around.

Carbon 01-20-2013 03:20 PM

No issues. Works great. I made my own draft door.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...psf618bd38.jpg

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 01-20-2013 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Bluesman (Post 2335185)
Had it for 2 1/2 years and it always burns uniform. All the way around.

Same here. I put the kettle lid vent on the opposite side.

Bluesman 01-20-2013 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 2335240)
Same here. I put the kettle lid vent on the opposite side.

Same here my vents are opposite the intake. Your idea has merit. having to do it over again I would lower the vent, but still install the pizza pan under the fire basket. This way I could lift out the ashes with the basket......and get inside to scrape up the stuff that still finds its way to the bottom of the barrel. :clap2:

biggs98 01-20-2013 04:42 PM

Draft door it is! As soon as my drum arrives I will post build pics. Thx for the help fellas!!

Bluesman 01-20-2013 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by biggs98 (Post 2335306)
Draft door it is! As soon as my drum arrives I will post build pics. Thx for the help fellas!!


Were did you get the 55 gallon SS from?

Bluesman 01-20-2013 04:51 PM

I used a high heat food grade sealant behind the door and all of my fasteners. i don't have a leak anywhere. And after 2 1/2 years and about 40 cooks still good. here's the link.

http://answers.etundra.com/answers/9.../questions.htm

Here's another one that comes in different colors

http://www.emisupply.com/catalog/sil...ge-p-7083.html


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