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Old 06-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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Join Date: 05-31-12
Location: Altoona, IA
Default 85 Gallon drum score

I just found a FREE 85 gallon drum on... well my secret stash

I just have to find some good deals on 26.5 in grates and I should be well on my way to creating my XL UDS....

My question is how much bigger should I build the fire pit for this thing?
Should I put four holes in the bottom instead of three?

The barrel was used for grease and is kind of messy, but I figure a good hot burn out, some sanding and then a good coat of bacon grease from a fatty or two and we should be good to go.
Brinkmann Longhorn stick burner
55gal Black UDS
85gal XL UDS
DUCAN Affinity - gasser
Mini UDS (For the 12 yr old of course)
Extreme amounts of awesome to assist
12 yr old who loves to cook, and an 9 yr old who is
getting interested
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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For my 55 gal drum I used the coal grate from a 18.5 Webber as the base if my basket.

Following that logic the coal grate from a 22.5 weber should work.
Silver UDS with weber lid, UDS #2 black with a weber lid, 1995 Treager pellet grill, 22.5 Weber
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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+1 sounds good to me
22.5 ots, 26.75 otg, uds, Big Black Joe, 30x84 deluxe Shirley fabrication
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