Originally Posted by Mark
I dont use ball valves. I made a square version of the round vent on top of a Weber kettle. This post describes it:
Also did my first cook on it; chicken and deer meat fatties. I Used all-wood. Gonna grind up the fatties for nachos with home made salsa. Then yesterday I smoke-dried about a grocery bag of hot peppers. The temp was kept low by closing the bottom vent.
Whatever works! Pics of that Stainless Steel drum would be nice!