Turning your meat
I made an ugly drum smoker using instructions and photos from this site. I took it for a test run yesterday. I used 4 half inch pipes for air intake and drilled six three quarter holes in lid. Loaded up 12 pounds of oversized charcoal and one hickory stick. Brought up to 230. I started fire at 12 noon and at 11:30 that night it was still at 230. During the day I played with caping and un caping air intakes. It was like using a control knob on your stove. Now for the question----Is it necessary to turn your meat according to some post I have read? I have not cooked any thing yet and when I do I will post photos. This is a great site and great people for sharing BBQ information.