Well tonight was my first cook in the new drum. Fired up the coal, WG Lump,and got the temp to 250* pretty quickly. Put on some marinated chicken thighs and smoked them to 160* with a little apple wood. Temp control was easier than my WSM!
Took the cover off and direct grilled the thighs to finish them. Coals lit up and I had a raging fire in the drum. Fabulous. Chicken came out good too.
Put the cover on, shut down the vents and in less than an hour the drum was cold. Another fabulous. Thanks to all of you who worked out the bugs on these things. They work great!
I know no pics didn't happen, so here is the chicken:
and a pic of the drum, thing of beauty eh?