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Unread 07-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Horizontal & Offset Drum Smokers

I've been thinking about building a stick burner since leaving Texas a few days ago. The Brisket from Lockhart is the new target I'm aiming for. Since all the pits I saw in Texas (and here) use indirect heat, I'm going to assume there are limits to how close one can get with a direct heat smoker like the UDS.

The Ugly Drum Smoker thread is losing some of its original focus. The term "UDS" is a fun & functional parody on Rocky Richmond's BDS smokers which were the first to use the viral nature of the internet to catch on. Our thread has done a great job educating the masses (Your's T. among them) about the concept and the DYI versions. But it's getting diluted. Anything with a drum now winds up in an already lengthy thread that is nearly unsearchable.

Seems like the time has come for a design resource thread on home-built Horizontal & Offset Drum Smokers. Those of us with a fondness for economical pit building have other options besides the UDS concept. Hopefully this will help keep non-UDS designs out of the original UDS thread and also make it easier to find info on DYI drum-based offsets & horizontals.

Here's what I've found so far (with thread's linked whenever possible)...

The Texas Hibachi

Phubar's upscale Netherlands version

Big Baby Double-Barreled Cooker

Matt Wagner's double barrel build photos

Triple Drum Smoker

BBQBlitz's hammerhead smoker

Big Papa's hammerhead grill

Shopping cart drum grill

Please add yours or any good idea's you find...
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