ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 07-04-2009, 07:23 AM   #3556
Cecil
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Cecil's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: Oklahoma, OKC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I had the same problem finding a nut for the barb. I ended up having to buy a brass nut fitting for it in the same area as the nipple. Instead of just paying .10 for a nut it cost a couple bucks just for the long brass nut.
__________________
"I have all my money tied up in non-negotiable debts so no one can
take it
away from me"
=============================

NB Bandera
UDS
Cecil is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 03:51 PM   #3557
Coach_Mac
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 06-30-09
Location: Tupelo, MS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Built me one just in time for the 4th. It's not as well put together as most of yalls because I don't have too many tools but here's mine. I am trying to put pictures on here but it's not working for some reason. Maybe I have to have a certain number of posts. Anyway, it cranked out some amazing ribs and chicken.
Coach_Mac is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 09:00 PM   #3558
smoovdowt
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 05-27-09
Location: tarzana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

How long should I let it run to season? Its been about an hour so far.... I left all my notes somewhere else so I cannot remember how long I should let it run...the shorter the better in this case since I need ot leave the house!
smoovdowt is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #3559
Meat Burner
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Meat Burner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-07
Location: Springfield, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Sure you left your notes somewhere. Amazing! No offense bro...just BS if you haven't taken the time to read, at least, some of the threads.
__________________
my avatar swiped fatties from the plate....look how sorry he is.
________
Meat.

NB Bandera with mods
Weber 22 .5" x 2, 26.75" x 1
UDS x 3
KCBS CBJ
Created "The Great Spam Revelation of 2011."
www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111155
Meat Burner is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 09:17 PM   #3560
smoovdowt
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 05-27-09
Location: tarzana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I sware I did! I have 2 jobs + school it took me over 3 weeks to read the whole thing!
smoovdowt is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #3561
Meat Burner
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Meat Burner's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-22-07
Location: Springfield, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

My apalogy brother! Just a few hours to get rid of the new build nasties and you are good to go. Putting on a good greasy fatty, or bacon for pig candy work good. Just a simple burn is just fine...then fire er up and smoke something bro.
__________________
my avatar swiped fatties from the plate....look how sorry he is.
________
Meat.

NB Bandera with mods
Weber 22 .5" x 2, 26.75" x 1
UDS x 3
KCBS CBJ
Created "The Great Spam Revelation of 2011."
www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111155
Meat Burner is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 10:19 PM   #3562
smoovdowt
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 05-27-09
Location: tarzana
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Thanks brotha! I let her run 2.25 hours she was beautiful - held at 250 with ver MINOR adjustments! I didnt cook anything on the first go because I am on a "diet" for the past two weeks. Next week I will let 'er rip! I love my drum smoker.... I cant wait to post pic's!
smoovdowt is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-05-2009, 11:07 PM   #3563
Thawley
Take a breath!
 
Thawley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-17-07
Location: Disneyland
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcoredneck View Post
Build a simple drum, cook on it while you build your masterpiece, then sell or pass along your old faithful. Spread the love.
That was my plan...

Two years later, I'm still smoking happily on my first drum. I've got three virgin drums behind the garage I just never get to.

I suck.
__________________
E. John Thawley III
UUDS™
Thawley on Tumblr
Thawley is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 07:12 AM   #3564
headrush
Knows what a fatty is.
 
headrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-12-09
Location: vestal, ny
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FLORIDASMOKER View Post
HEADRUSH

Kind of a pita to get the 22inch cooking grate past the one inch lip ot the lid isnt it?
nope, i have a few slots that were opened up by the sawzall, and the grid slips through there pretty quickly.
headrush is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 08:13 AM   #3565
1FUNVET
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 04-16-09
Location: Lake Charles La
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smoovdowt View Post
Thanks brotha! I let her run 2.25 hours she was beautiful - held at 250 with ver MINOR adjustments! I didnt cook anything on the first go because I am on a "diet" for the past two weeks. Next week I will let 'er rip! I love my drum smoker.... I cant wait to post pic's!

If you are on a diet, throw some veggies on it.
1FUNVET is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #3566
seattlepitboss
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 02-05-09
Location: Seattle, WA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The easiest way to make a thermometer mount requires a drill press or milling machine with a vise. Clamp a piece of scrap metal, then drill using a 27/64" bit. Do not remove the piece from the vise. Clamp a 1/2-13 tap in the chuck and lower the quill with one hand while starting the tap with the other, until the tap gets started, then loosen the chuck and raise the quill and put on your tap wrench and finish tapping the hole. Now
you have a 1/2-13 tapped hole in line with your spindle axis. Screw a 1/2-13 short bolt into it, and through drill it with the size of your thermometer stem. You can make several at once for multiple smokers if you like, or change the bit for different things.

On your smoker, use the skinny step drill in your set, the one that only goes up to 1/2", and run it all the way in. Use a jam nut on the inside with a wrench to tighten your thermometer holder. Now you can just slip your thermo in easily, and take it out which can really help with clearance for removing the charcoal basket.

It's a lot easier to do than to write, and there are much easier ways to do it especially if you have a metal lathe, but that require more sophisticated machine tools.

seattlepitboss
seattlepitboss is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 11:49 AM   #3567
michiana mark
is one Smokin' Farker

 
michiana mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-28-07
Location: Elkhart IN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Weber lid mod

Just to make sure I have enough exhaust, using the weber lid, I added an extra vent from a WSM. The carriage bolt( 2 1/2 in. long stainless), acts as a fastener and a hook.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg weber lid 001.jpg (107.6 KB, 981 views)
File Type: jpg weber lid 002.jpg (37.3 KB, 980 views)
File Type: jpg weber lid 003.jpg (20.2 KB, 982 views)
__________________
Looking for the truth, in the thin blue smoke

Weber Silver 22.5X2, UDSx2
KCBS-CBJ #16571, Member GLBBQA
Roadmaster BBQ comp team
Proud member of the Blue Thermapen Association
Certified MOINKballer Class of 2008
michiana mark is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 12:28 PM   #3568
Barbarian
is One Chatty Farker
 
Barbarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-07
Location: Middletown California
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Well IMHO the easiest way to make a thermo holder is to buy a 3/8 x 1 stainless nut and bolt and drill a hole in the bolt. It holds the thermo nice and level and I think it cost me $1.10.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SG102345.jpg (46.6 KB, 956 views)
__________________
Cheers,
Jerry
aka Barbarian

Drumhead - UDS x 2 & UDG
Thermopen
Keep on Smokin'
KC native missin' KC
IMBAS Certified MOINK Baller 2009
I also support PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
Barbarian is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 02:12 PM   #3569
1FUNVET
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 04-16-09
Location: Lake Charles La
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbarian View Post
Well IMHO the easiest way to make a thermo holder is to buy a 3/8 x 1 stainless nut and bolt and drill a hole in the bolt. It holds the thermo nice and level and I think it cost me $1.10.

Thanks for this idea. I just need to go to our fab shop and go shopping
1FUNVET is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-06-2009, 04:28 PM   #3570
Mtnsmoke
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 02-01-09
Location: Glenwood Springs,Co
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Well IMHO the easiest way to make a thermo holder is to buy a 3/8 x 1 stainless nut and bolt and drill a hole in the bolt. It holds the thermo nice and level and I think it cost me $1.10.
Yep, quick, cheap and easy. You can also easily slide a 12" therm in or out to check side temps, not that it really matters but gives me something to do if I get bored.
__________________
UDS, ECB, 22.5 Weber kettle, Harley orange Thermopen and a HOG
Mtnsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
divided circle template, uds, ugly drum, ugly drum grill, ugly drum smoker

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ugly Drum Smoker ironslob Q-talk 2 09-19-2010 10:16 AM
Ugly Drum Smoker - Need Help Bartkowiakj Q-talk 10 06-18-2010 09:38 PM
One Ugly Drum Smoker Steve_B Q-talk 15 09-21-2009 10:32 PM
My (not-so) Ugly Drum Smoker. hav Q-talk 47 11-05-2008 02:30 PM
Ceramic Cooker Meets Ugly Drum Smoker - BUDCS - Concept Drum Discussion Hook_Line_and_Sinker Q-talk 9 04-26-2008 02:24 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts