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jerrykr 10-13-2009 10:53 AM

that's what I used. Pictures here.

www.uglydrumsmoker.blogspot.com

Well worth the $40 for parts, but I was lucky and found one on Craigslist.

Jerry

Old Hippie 10-13-2009 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by fat_bastard (Post 1054289)
So I've finally got a drum on the way for free but it is a sealed lid type that I'm gonna have to cut the lid off. Is this the uniflame that will fit a sealed drum? i'm hoping to buy something like that then use the lid and grate and charcoal grate as donor parts. Would this work? http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10828982

Again, all drums are not created equal.

fat_bastard 10-13-2009 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Old Hippie (Post 1054352)
Again, all drums are not created equal.

I understand that, but if its close, I can find a big enough hammer :icon_devil

QuietOne 10-13-2009 12:00 PM

Exhaust Position???
 
Exhaust location???? I don't think I remember this being addressed in the thread.

I have to cut mine as it has no bung. I'm going with about 5 cm for the exhaust diameter. (2 inches approx.)

Where should I place the exhaust? Centre? 5cm in from the edge? or .....

Thoughts ideas and reasons for positioning appreciated.

Hugh Jorgan 10-13-2009 12:05 PM

I think center would be the best but I'm not sure. Mine is over the bung hole.

Wherever you put the exhaust, just remember to never place a cut of meat directly inder the chimney. Unless you're a big fan of "liquid" smoke.

Old Hippie 10-13-2009 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fat_bastard (Post 1054360)
I understand that, but if its close, I can find a big enough hammer :icon_devil

I understand that, but if its close, you can find a small enough drum :roll:

fat_bastard 10-13-2009 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Hippie (Post 1054499)
I understand that, but if its close, you can find a small enough drum :roll:

I'll know more when it gets here thursday.

redbandit98 10-13-2009 07:58 PM

I know, I may be over thinking this whole thing but here goes. I dont know how many of you are using the char broil lid like myself but am wondering if it has enough exhaust for the drum. I have determined my main problem was the charcoal sucking up moisture but have been thinking about the lid. I dont know that it has enough area. The 6 "triangles" are 1/2' wide at the top but obviously neck down quick. I dont have a weber lid to compare to so I really dont know how big the holes are on those. I was thinking about cutting out the middle of the thing since I plan on leaving it wide open. Have not cooked on it yet, just fired it up a few times trying to learn how it acts. Here is a pic of what Im talking about.. what do you think, cut the sections out, leave it alone...:confused:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...0/IMG_0209.jpg

Paul B 10-13-2009 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redbandit98 (Post 1054898)
I know, I may be over thinking this whole thing but here goes. I dont know how many of you are using the char broil lid like myself but am wondering if it has enough exhaust for the drum. I have determined my main problem was the charcoal sucking up moisture but have been thinking about the lid. I dont know that it has enough area. The 6 "triangles" are 1/2' wide at the top but obviously neck down quick. I dont have a weber lid to compare to so I really dont know how big the holes are on those. I was thinking about cutting out the middle of the thing since I plan on leaving it wide open. Have not cooked on it yet, just fired it up a few times trying to learn how it acts. Here is a pic of what Im talking about.. what do you think, cut the sections out, leave it alone...:confused:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...0/IMG_0209.jpg

Leave it, you'd be surprised just how much area you have with those spaces. My guess at least 3 to 4 square inches.

Paul B

Hugh Jorgan 10-13-2009 11:08 PM

Looks to me like that should be plenty of exhaust. I just use a chimney the same size as the bunghole. My guess is that is more exhaust than I have and I run with no problems.

jerrykr 10-14-2009 11:24 AM

Leave it. On mine, when I close off all the bottom intakes, and close the spinner exhaust, my fire goes out. Saves fuel for next time.

check the temp inside the drum, in the center of the drum right under the cooking grate with a long stem dial "turkey fryer" thermometer. if you can get 300-350F there and can also adjust down your intakes and get any lower temp that you want, even so far as killing your fire, you have all the control you need in a UDS IMHO.

jetfxr27 10-14-2009 12:06 PM

I have the same amount of exhaust, no problems.

DevoBill 10-18-2009 09:26 AM

http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r...view=slideshow

It' is complete, I have $32 dollars in my smoker.

biggs98 10-18-2009 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevoBill (Post 1059315)
http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r...view=slideshow

It' is complete, I have $32 dollars in my smoker.

Looking good

Rich Parker 10-18-2009 10:25 AM

Nice Drum DevoBill


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