Originally Posted by Carbon
So, as I mentioned yesterday I picked up a new 16 gallon, open-top, unlined drum for my mini-UDS project. But I ran into a slight dilemma. The drum body fits perfectly on the Smokey Joe so now I'm thinking instead of going the UDS route I can turn this into a tall boy mini-WSM. I'll even be able to hang 3 full slabs of ribs without getting too close to the coals. If I do this I'll replace those thin Smokey Joe legs with heavier duty legs, WSM style.
Has anyone ever gone this route, using a drum instead of the tamale pot? Decisions.....
It has been done... you'll see a few pix here:
Not too much on strengthening the legs, but here's a little something:
Can't wait to see pron of whatever you decide to do! I'll be doing something very similar myself as soon as I find the time....
22.5 WSM (AU/BBK mutt), Red SS Performer (N-'91), Red 18.5 OTG (L-'89), SJS (ER-'96), WGA (A-'79)