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shifferem 01-25-2010 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smokin'Ron (Post 1157023)
Check out my lid clips. They are the giat office binder clips for temporary purpose, Still need to decide a final solution for that. I also added a couple of shelf supports for a future project. I'm planning on doing another barrel and connecting them with a shelf that's big enough for at least a full size pan. Probably build a cart/wagon for them for easy moving, hopefully, that will come in the spring.

All in all, I'm happy with it. I'll be glad to find out how it cooks.

Open to any and all feed back. Want to thank everyone on here for the great info and step by step pictures/instructions.


Looks great! I like the clips.. i don't think I would change those out.....

sdb25 01-26-2010 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dboxx (Post 1157266)
Quick question:

finishing my UDS (pictures coming soon). Anyway, I had a reconditioned drum that had been previously bead blasted, so I drilled all the holes and welded in the 3/4 nipples. After that, I burned out the inside using an oxy acetylene torch, raising the temp on the barrel to + 500 f. once that was done I washed it with a steam cleaner.

Now for the question; My drum has rusted on the inside before I've had the chance to season it. Do I have to sand out all the rust again? or can I season it and not worry about it?

Thanks,
ps. Love this forum!

Don't worry dude, just use it already. No need to get rid of the rust.

Sammy_Shuford 01-26-2010 12:39 AM

Smoking Ron, Looking good!

PStan 01-26-2010 01:04 PM

FYI... Just got back from the local Wally World and they have the 22.5" replacement grates for $12.00. I do not believe they are as heavy duty as the Weber replacements but they are pretty nice for the price

PStan 01-26-2010 02:46 PM

Finally Found
 
I finally located a drum this past weekend :-D. Now I am in the process of collecting all of the needed parts to put it all together once I get the burn out done. The drum has a thing brown/tan lining that should burn out easily since it is already scratched down to bare metal in one spot on the bottom. Here are some cell phone pics.:-D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...00123-1514.jpg

One of these days I will finish painting that door and wall :rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...00123-1523.jpg

Sammy_Shuford 01-26-2010 02:51 PM

Painting the wall goes better with q smoke!

Paul B 01-26-2010 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PStan (Post 1157873)
I finally located a drum this past weekend :-D. Now I am in the process of collecting all of the needed parts to put it all together once I get the burn out done. The drum has a thing brown/tan lining that should burn out easily since it is already scratched down to bare metal in one spot on the bottom. Here are some cell phone pics.:-D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...00123-1514.jpg

One of these days I will finish painting that door and wall :rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...00123-1523.jpg

"One of these days I will finish painting that door and wall :rolleyes: "

You do know you do have to have priorities don't you??? DRUM first!!:biggrin::biggrin:

Paul B
SS UDS

Smokin'Ron 01-27-2010 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PStan (Post 1157824)
FYI... Just got back from the local Wally World and they have the 22.5" replacement grates for $12.00. I do not believe they are as heavy duty as the Weber replacements but they are pretty nice for the price

I grabbed one of those for mine, very flimsy. Sears Hardware had one for $10.99, I'm probably going to go grab a couple of of those, they seemed a lot sturdier.

sdb25 01-27-2010 01:15 PM

HD and Lowe's have genuine Weber replacements for only a couple bucks more. Just picked up a 22.5" hinged replacement the other day for $19.

T-Bird 01-27-2010 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdb25 (Post 1159106)
HD and Lowe's have genuine Weber replacements for only a couple bucks more. Just picked up a 22.5" hinged replacement the other day for $19.

Ditto. I think the standard, unhinged is $17

dboxx 01-27-2010 09:01 PM

Seasoning with a Jack on the rocks
 
:biggrin: OK!

Couldn't wait, so I brought my drum home from work and lathered it up with lard. Removed all the caps and the valve and fired it up with around 8 lbs. of charcoal. it's chugging along at around 500. I can hear the lard bubbling and cooking off.

The only downside: the lid I spent forever trying to get to fit perfect has now developed a "twist" and doesn't sit flush. It touches all the way around, just not metal to metal like it was. I guess some more hammer adjustments are in order.

Come Saturday it's on!

As soon as I get the pix off my camera, I'll post with comments.

Thanks again to everyone on this forum!

dboxx 01-27-2010 10:04 PM

Seasoning update
 
550 and running strong! (approximately 2 hours since ignition)

blackdog043 01-30-2010 10:04 AM

mineral oil drum
 
I just finished reading the whole thread last night. I got a Free unlined food grade mineral oil drum from a bakery I deliver to. Question is what do I have to do to the drum before I start my build? Do I have to burn it out or can I just season it with the oil that is in it ?

dboxx 01-30-2010 10:26 AM

First cook.
 
just fired up the UDS. I'm using Kingsford competition and hickory chunks. Letting temp stabilize and then I'll throw on the pork shoulder.

Since I'm watching the grill today, I'll get the pictures off my camera and post some build shots.

Sammy_Shuford 01-30-2010 11:45 AM

Question on computing COST of building my UDS. I just purchased an oxygen-acetylene welding system.

Does this count in my total, or can I split the cost amoung future UDS that I may or may not build?


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