Thanks for all the helpful replies. So I guess I shouldn't freak out, just need to give it some time to level set and to tune this drum in (already got the second one in the works, trying to run before i can walk
Originally Posted by Hook_Line_and_Sinker
I'm just thinking aloud here, but is two one inch exhausts = the area of eight 1/2 inch holes? I'm thinking you may need more exhaust area !
Might be, I didn't have a bung in the lid, so I guessed at the correct amount of exhaust. The pics are right after start though, and i assume that some of that was the grease and what not burning off; the smoke got cleaner quickly. Maybe I'll put in another chimney or two.