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Unread 01-17-2007, 07:23 PM   #39
Napper
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Join Date: 01-17-07
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You can cook more good BBQ in a 55 gal. drum than you will ever be able to eat!
I have made several custom builds. To make the holes I use an electricians "slug cutter". It makes nice clean 7/8" or 1 1/8" holes. These are perfect fits for electrical box plugs. I have also threaded 1/2" and 3/4" pipe nipples in the holes to draft air closer to the charcoal ring. The slug cutters are expensive tools but after you make a few cookers they are well worth the price.

These things can really cook.
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Bill Napper. Team Cook "JoeJo's BBQ"
Custom offset stickburner
Gas assisted cabinet smoker (400 lb. capacity!)
55 gal. drum smokers galore! (All custom built)
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