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Old 05-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Join Date: 10-27-06
Location: Bothell WA

Here is what I do with very good results.

I have smaller diameter rings that hold 5-6 lbs of charcoal that I set inside my baskets for short cooks.

Most of the drum baskets I use are built on an 18" or 22" Weber charcoal grate frame with the expanded metal @ 9-13" tall. None of them perform any better or worse than the others as I only use 10lbs of briqs for heavy meats and have never had to add any fuel during a cook and there is always fuel leftover.

Size really doesn't matter, its how much fuel you use for the cook. Here is one built on a Weber Smokey Joe charcoal grate platform and its a chicken & rib cooking mofo.

This is all I need for ribs, chicken or turkey cooks in my 85 gallon drum.

a$$holes are like opinions-everybody has one, and my methods work for me, YMMV.
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