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ebijack 01-14-2018 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by el luchador (Post 3933145)
thanks man. my basket is 5" from the bottom so i can lower it to probably 1" since i use lump.
also, i think I could use less lump- do you find that you can use less charcoal when hanging?

4" is plenty of space for ash. If you don't do long overnight cooks. 3" is plenty.
I have never noticed a difference in amount of coal used. But I never really looked for a difference. I use what I use no matter the cooker.

el luchador 01-14-2018 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ebijack (Post 3933183)
4" is plenty of space for ash. If you don't do long overnight cooks. 3" is plenty.
I have never noticed a difference in amount of coal used. But I never really looked for a difference. I use what I use no matter the cooker.

Hear ya. I'm sure that I can even get away with 1" clearance. Lump just doesn't produce that much ash

OferL 01-15-2018 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ebijack (Post 3933136)
That is how I do it.

That's great advice. Thanks

Blue Kettle 01-19-2018 07:21 AM

I know this is a longshot but does anyone happen to know where I can find a stainless steel drum or a new unlined drum in Oklahoma?

Alternatively, do these look like they'd work well for a UDS build? I wasn't sure with the bolt lock ring.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...453484517.html

Pig_Farmer 01-19-2018 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3936329)
I know this is a longshot but does anyone happen to know where I can find a stainless steel drum or a new unlined drum in Oklahoma?

Alternatively, do these look like they'd work well for a UDS build? I wasn't sure with the bolt lock ring.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...453484517.html

I think those would work fine. Just need a good burn. If the metal is too thin, well, you only have $20 invested. I like the smooth sides.

Blue Kettle 01-19-2018 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Pig_Farmer (Post 3936349)
I think those would work fine. Just need a good burn. If the metal is too thin, well, you only have $20 invested. I like the smooth sides.

Yeah, I was sort of attracted to the smooth sides as well. Reminds me of a hunsaker, although they do look sort of thin from the picture for some reason.

Pig_Farmer 01-19-2018 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3936355)
Yeah, I was sort of attracted to the smooth sides as well. Reminds me of a hunsaker, although they do look sort of thin from the picture for some reason.

You could always check them out before handing over the money. Shoot at $20 and if they're good, I would buy all 4. I have plenty of friends that want me to make them one. I tell them, you buy the parts and help me drink beer while we burn em out. I'll have you cooking for me on Sunday. :biggrin1:

Robert 01-19-2018 08:39 AM

[QUOTE=Blue Kettle;3936329]I know this is a longshot but does anyone happen to know where I can find a stainless steel drum or a new unlined drum in Oklahoma?

Alternatively, do these look like they'd work well for a UDS build? I wasn't sure with the bolt lock ring.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...453484517.html[/QUOTE

If you are close to Tulsa, give Sooner Container a call. they will sell you new, unlined drums. 55 gallon drum used to be around $60.

Address: 2101 N 170th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74116Phone: (918) 234-0081


Good luck,

Robert

el luchador 01-19-2018 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3936329)
I know this is a longshot but does anyone happen to know where I can find a stainless steel drum or a new unlined drum in Oklahoma?

Alternatively, do these look like they'd work well for a UDS build? I wasn't sure with the bolt lock ring.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...453484517.html

I prefer NOT to get a lined drum. you have to burn it out and then paint the outside.

get you an unlined drum and you don't have to do a burn out or paint. for the $30-40 extra its well worth it imo

Blue Kettle 01-21-2018 09:41 PM

[QUOTE=Robert;3936369]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3936329)
I know this is a longshot but does anyone happen to know where I can find a stainless steel drum or a new unlined drum in Oklahoma?

Alternatively, do these look like they'd work well for a UDS build? I wasn't sure with the bolt lock ring.

https://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/...453484517.html[/QUOTE

If you are close to Tulsa, give Sooner Container a call. they will sell you new, unlined drums. 55 gallon drum used to be around $60.

Address: 2101 N 170th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74116Phone: (918) 234-0081


Good luck,

Robert

I'm in OKC but for unlined I could be persuaded to take a drive. Thanks for the info.

Czarbecue 01-21-2018 10:10 PM

I see stainless steel drums for $600 online. Iíll pay that price for more space but not for stainless steel.

Hinds15 01-21-2018 10:57 PM

Anyone use the BGE style intake with success? I like the idea but it gets pretty windy in Houston.

Blue Kettle 01-22-2018 08:45 AM

Anyone try a fixed intake akin to the pit barrel cooker? Like, literally just drilling a hole with no door or anything to change it? (I recognize the PBC can technically be adjusted slightly but it's meant as a set and forget for a given elevation). It seems like the PBC has shown this ought to work provided you could get the correct size.

el luchador 01-22-2018 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3938061)
Anyone try a fixed intake akin to the pit barrel cooker? Like, literally just drilling a hole with no door or anything to change it? (I recognize the PBC can technically be adjusted slightly but it's meant as a set and forget for a given elevation). It seems like the PBC has shown this ought to work provided you could get the correct size.

Imo that is NOT a good idea! you have little control of your temp and it would change on the whim of weather, humidity, amount of coals you have in the box, amount of coals you lit, amount of food in the cooker, etc etc.

dadsr4 01-22-2018 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3938061)
Anyone try a fixed intake akin to the pit barrel cooker? Like, literally just drilling a hole with no door or anything to change it? (I recognize the PBC can technically be adjusted slightly but it's meant as a set and forget for a given elevation). It seems like the PBC has shown this ought to work provided you could get the correct size.

Some people just drill the holes and use magnets to adjust the air flow.


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