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motley que 07-04-2007 07:56 PM

Drum roll for my new drum
 
took a few ideas from N8man and made this bad boy. only 2 air intakes 1" each. the basket is up on "legs", 1 big mofo exhaust. Managing the air has been tricky. the sucker got up to 280 and with everythign shut down it was at 230 90 minutes later. snuffed out the fire and restarted it, and with 1 valve open and the other closed I am at 210 after 30 minutes.

I also did my beer opener mod. For my side handle I took a weber replacement and threaded it with hanger steel and then bolted it on. I also used a tee nut as a therm probe holder. the magnet I used for air flow was a sticker magnet so i attached to the back of the remote and placed it on the air intake pipe....mistake as the magnet wasnt strong enough. I will look for more high powered magnet to attach.

in addition i drilled/bolted a second set of grate holder holes at 3" from the top. my thought process was that for rib tips, spares, and even some chucks or flats, i could layer without needing a weber lid.


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jgh1204 07-04-2007 08:16 PM

looks great!

Bigmista 07-04-2007 08:19 PM

Sweet! Hope you get the air control down.

motley que 07-04-2007 08:22 PM

now i am dialed in at 224. seems like it still maybe creeping. my mistake before was keeping both vents open full throttle for 30 minutes

Cliff H. 07-04-2007 08:28 PM

That is a fine looking smoker. I hope it serves you well.:wink:

Norcoredneck 07-04-2007 08:34 PM

Does your wife stand there and shake her head like my wife does? One can never have to many smokers.

keale 07-04-2007 08:36 PM

Nice! easy to contol air? Whatcha cooking first?

Thawley 07-04-2007 08:42 PM

Red paint and the T-nut mod are the highlights for me. LOVE that ghetto paint job...

motley que 07-04-2007 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 422816)
Does your wife stand there and shake her head like my wife does? One can never have to many smokers.

Hell Yeah. cant understand why i need 2 of each (noahs ark mod)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thawley (Post 422823)
Red paint and the T-nut mod are the highlights for me. LOVE that ghetto paint job...

paint wasnt meant to look ghetto, i just need more paint, plus i cant paint it even if i tried. I would like it to look good. I got red, I got blue, white is next. The tee nut just is a good way to hold the probe right under the grate and have it be out of the way.

I gotta figure out how to put wheels on it for easy moving. I should just spring for a dolly

N8man 07-05-2007 05:30 AM

Red Rocker Lives!!!
 
Man!!! I'm jealous over that paint job!!!! Outstanding custom touches w/ the temp probe holder and the chefs hydration enabler device!!!! Here's to good
smokin' in your future!!!!

DaChief 07-05-2007 05:59 AM

Looks real nice.

biffleg 07-05-2007 07:14 AM

Looking good Motley :eusa_clap

I'm might mod my drum with your 3" down from the top idea. Did spares yesterday and the bottoms were a little more barky than we like. Figured it was from sitting 24" from the fire?

Or ... sounds like a reason to build a second drum :wink:

Norcoredneck 07-05-2007 07:19 AM

Did you go with the 3 or 4 bolts on the grate?

Smokin Gator 07-05-2007 07:31 AM

Looks great bro... Love the t-nut idea!!

motley que 07-05-2007 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 423005)
Did you go with the 3 or 4 bolts on the grate?

i did 4 bolts for each grate. the top grate i used 1/4x1 bolts so i could get the lower grate in and out easier,


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