I can't been to tell you how well these drums work. It took maybe five minutes to set everything up and start the charcoal with a weed burner. My drum was at cooking temperature with approximately 15 minutes of stabilization time prior to cooking. Actually I was prepping meat during this time. I made 3 or 4 adjustments in an 8 1/2 hour cook; which I thought was great cuz the wind was blowing. Still blowing 16 to 23 MPH. The temperature never exceeded 250° F even after removing the lid to flip meat or check meat temperatures. Two 7# pork butts took about 8 1/2 hours to reach 200°F; fatties in two hours and a pork loin roast in 2 1/2 hours.
New Braunfels; Yes......really
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