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Unread 11-02-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default Wine Barrel Smoker

Check it out, scored a big ol' wine barrel from a local winery in Napa. 84 gallons. Gonna turn it into a UDS if I can figure out a way to keep the barrel itself from catching on fire. I have some ideas of my own but wanted to post here and see what some of you allz might do given the chance.

So pretend with me, I just backed this up in your driveway for you... now what....

Edit: Add: Dimensions are 43" tall, 30-1/2" diameter at ends and 37-1/2" at center. The ends are recessed about 2"

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Unread 11-02-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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If it's Oak, cut it up and use it for smoke wood.
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Unread 11-02-2009, 09:47 PM   #3
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I know what I'd do......



But, I still have two to play with-so inspire us with your WBDS!
(wine barrel drum smoker)
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...62&postcount=1
I've seen some pics, and the guy I got mine from told me of a Wine trade fair that had one on display, but I've never seen any meat cooked on one.
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It's french oak. No way cut it up! I have stacks of oak in the yard for smoking but no barrels for UDS. This is a unique one.
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Fire > Wood

or

Fire + Wood = Charcoal

I don't know how you'd keep it from burning...
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send it to me i will trade you a perfectly good steel drum. I will dispose of that poor wine barrell properly.
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I'd turn it into a chair. Maybe an end table with shelf underneath.

Maybe you could tile the interior and use it for a UDS. Maybe some type of cement coating inside only. Just use a couple of fire bricks to keep the ash pan off the bottom.
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From what I've read oak does not ignite until well past 500F so I should be okay as long as I keep embers off of the bottom. As mentioned maybe bricks or pizza pan to protect the wood.
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I am going to use a wine barrel around my UDS to hide it and make it blend in with the patio a little better.

Oh and if you are looking for a drum
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/for/1448901935.html
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turn it into a cold smoker build a half uds.... pipe da smoke via ...4" pipe, and viola
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I would have a fully charged fire extinguisher in reach. If that fails i'm sure Oakland fire dept. would snuff the fire out.
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Maybe you could tile the interior and use it for a UDS. Maybe some type of cement coating inside only. Just use a couple of fire bricks to keep the ash pan off the bottom.
I agree. Use some kind of refractory mortar or something. I imagine that overtime the wood would burn. A temp spike or a stray flame and it would be gone. A couple of coats of mortar (like a fireplace mortar) would insulate the wood and reflect the heat back inside the barrel.
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Make wine in Oak Barrel.
Make BBQ in UDS.
Drink Wine.
Eat BBQ.
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I saw some of these for sale on the net. They use an electric heat source on the bottom. You can see some vids on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91t4FJtcYU

and the website here

http://napabarrelsmoker.com/Site_2/Welcome.html
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I saw some of these for sale on the net. They use an electric heat source on the bottom. You can see some vids on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91t4FJtcYU

and the website here

http://napabarrelsmoker.com/Site_2/Welcome.html
now that's perty cool
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