Originally Posted by Phatal
I just built my first UDS using a 85 gallon oil drum. It is 52in tall and 26in wide. I was able to do double grates. One is 30in from the bottom and the other is 38.5in from the bottom. Does anyone know how the temperature will vary, from top to bottom and middle of grate to outside wall?
I know that when my 55 is running at about 250, the bottom 6" or so of the drum is barely warm (literally about 90 degrees F, if that), and the lid is cool enough to remove with my bare hands (barely)... I haven't yet installed my handles. ;-)
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