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Unread 02-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
BluegrassSmoke
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Default UDS Finished

Well, finished for now...

This is what it looks link now....still have to get a thermometer or two and the mandatory bottle opener :)
The red on top is Hi Temp gasket sealer, I welded in a piece of two inch metal band to make the Weber lid sit and seal better, works pretty good, may have to get a gasket to seal completely....

This is my fire basket..

I fired her up today at 3:00PM with a full basket, all vents open, just checked it and it pegged the turkey fryer thermometer 550 plus...I just shut down two of the holes all the way and the ball valve half way, also the top vent on the Weber to half...I'll check in a while to see how much it drops...trying to get a feel for it.
I also rubbed down the inside of the drum with canola oil before lighting the coals...

Going to cook some ribs on it tomorrow if I get comfortable with adjusting the temps.....

But bottom line, the drum is done...yeah for me...
And it's so great to have a friend that welds....he helpd a lot....when I say I welded, really he welded.....
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