Originally Posted by Smokin Gator
Alright brethren... I did my first cook on my newly built drum smoker this weekend. I did 2 racks of spares, a nearly 8 pound butt, and one fatty.
That all looks great! Full slabs were the first cook on my BDS as well. You gotta love that old time pit flavor!!
When I'm turning stuff on one grate only, the fire will settle right back down in a few minutes. When I am turning stuff or rotating both grates I do plug any open vents first to stop that heat surge.
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