I don't own one, but at a comp a couple of years ago, one of the other teams used a Weed Burner to heat-up the inside of the smoker. I guess he was 'cleaning the grates', but it in-fact got him close to temp. He was up and running in no time.
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Not So Ugly Drum Smoker, now on wheels!; 22.5" Weber Kettle One Touch Gold (CL Rescue); 22.5" Weber Cool-Blue Performer;
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