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Single Fin Smoker 10-26-2008 02:54 AM

Farker.......since your now "too busey" to build me another one can you at least email me a shopping list of all the things I need to do it myself?(I found a buddy with a welder).

Norcoredneck 10-26-2008 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Single Fin Smoker (Post 766274)
Farker.......since your now "too busey" to build me another one can you at least email me a shopping list .

Ok, here is a good start for you....
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Princes...020475&sr=1-31

It really helped our immigrant housekeeper and since you are in the same line of work......:cool:

Barbarian 10-26-2008 10:59 AM

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chasmosis, I got mine at Tel Tru online at
http://www.teltru.com/food_service.asp
the LT225R. I like the 12" stem the goes just about to the middle of the drum just below the lower grate. Here is a pic with it almost pulled out.

Bevo 10-26-2008 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by chasmosis (Post 766266)
I've been reading thru this thread for the last week, you've hooked me and I decided to build one.

Scored a couple barrels with lids and rings (got an extra just in case) for $10 each. My dad runs a welding shop he knew a guy who is hauling them to the scrapper.

Drums had coconut oil in them, no coating besides a little coconut oil (initially thought it was lard). I'm gonna give them a good wash with hot soapy water and brush out the little bit of rust with some scotch brite. I wasn't planning on burning them out, anyboding think I should?

I've also got a question on where you guys get your thermometers you are installing in your barrels. I'm not talking about the wired probe electronic therms but the dial smoker specific thermometer in the side of your barrels? I've seen a link or 2 to websites selling them. I've looked at local hardware stores but can't seem to find them locally.

Academy sports has them for $19

STX Cue 10-28-2008 11:14 AM

I buy mine at Academy, too. They work fine, and since the purpose is to keep things cheap, I go with them.

Hey Jerry, that is some pretty fancy hardware you have on that can. I like the fittings for the thermometer and the probe lead. Those are a great idea. Time to mod the can....again.

carpetbagger1 10-28-2008 12:07 PM

Does anyone use a drum in cold temp's? I have one in Virginia and use it all the time here, but am thinking about building one for my brother who lives in central Wisconsin. Just wondering if the drum will be as effective in winter months up there, without any insulation?

Mo-Dave 10-28-2008 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by carpetbagger1 (Post 767987)
Does anyone use a drum in cold temp's? I have one in Virginia and use it all the time here, but am thinking about building one for my brother who lives in central Wisconsin. Just wondering if the drum will be as effective in winter months up there, without any insulation?

I believe you will find they work just about as good in cold weather as they do in warm weather. Strong cold wind or rain may effect it more than anything but still will cook ok if you stoke it up a little.
Dave

ipls3355 10-28-2008 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Mo-Dave (Post 768077)
I believe you will find they work just about as good in cold weather as they do in warm weather. Strong cold wind or rain may effect it more than anything but still will cook ok if you stoke it up a little.
Dave

Wind doesn't bother them. Cold has little effect on them. Rain can be a problem depending on the lid and/or shelter around the cooker.

sfbbqguy 10-28-2008 03:00 PM

She's up and running
 
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Wind, rain, cold snow...how about fog!
Finally got the UDS done and up and cooking soon.
Thanks to all on this thread for help. Turned out pretty good for someone with as much LOFT as I have. Used spring loaded vents along with one ball valve. I'll let you know how she performs. Pizza pan for ash catcher on no-weld basket.
Still have to mount Smokedaddy for cold smoking cheese and things but can do that this weekend.

Dr_KY 10-28-2008 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ipls3355 (Post 768101)
Wind doesn't bother them. Cold has little effect on them. Rain can be a problem depending on the lid and/or shelter around the cooker.

http://i33.tinypic.com/357hpg7.jpg

They even cook in sleet , wind and sideways rain just change the exhaust.
:icon_cool

raiderx 10-29-2008 12:41 AM

Getting excited!
 
I stumbled on this thread when I found a UDS video that Bigmista posted a while back. I'm inspired! I looked at a couple of food grade drums today, but they were closed top and and I'd rather go the easy way if I can. Still, looking at sfbbqguy's finished product is making me think I should just grab the first drum I see. I'm sure I'll run into some snags along the way, but looks like every question is answered in this thread. I'll post back when I get myself painted into a corner. :lol:

sfbbqguy 10-29-2008 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by raiderx (Post 768574)
I stumbled on this thread when I found a UDS video that Bigmista posted a while back. I'm inspired! I looked at a couple of food grade drums today, but they were closed top and and I'd rather go the easy way if I can. Still, looking at sfbbqguy's finished product is making me think I should just grab the first drum I see. I'm sure I'll run into some snags along the way, but looks like every question is answered in this thread. I'll post back when I get myself painted into a corner. :lol:


Check Craigslist for drums. Depending on what you're willing to pay they're easy to find. I got mine from some guy over your way for $20. It was a closed top and originally had honey in it. Open top might be a bit easier to work with but just depends on what you want to do.
Stick to the Brethren! They'll help you out.

topjimmy 10-29-2008 09:42 AM

I got my barrels for free. They contained mineral oil, a lot of machine shops use it. I called my local recycling center and they pointed me in the right direction. I burned it last weekend, and plan on smoking something this Sat.

A Fatty maybe, I've never done one of those.

Later
JimC

raiderx 10-29-2008 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by sfbbqguy (Post 768748)
Check Craigslist for drums. Depending on what you're willing to pay they're easy to find. I got mine from some guy over your way for $20. It was a closed top and originally had honey in it. Open top might be a bit easier to work with but just depends on what you want to do.
Stick to the Brethren! They'll help you out.

I went to Urban Ore in Berkeley yesterday and they had some closed top honey drums for 15 bucks, I think. They said they have a regular supplier and sometimes they get open top drums. I work near there, so I'm just going to keep looking every few days at lunchtime. I noticed they had a few busted up Webers so I'm hoping to stumble onto some parts I can use. Good place.

topjimmy 10-29-2008 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr_KY (Post 768329)
http://i33.tinypic.com/357hpg7.jpg

They even cook in sleet , wind and sideways rain just change the exhaust.
:icon_cool

Ahhh Summer in the British Isles.....:icon_bigsmil

Later
JimC


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