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Norcoredneck 08-15-2007 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Bentley (Post 444533)
Dayum...that might be cheaper than the Traegers!

Bentley how much paint did you inhale?

Bentley 08-15-2007 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 444534)
Bentley how much paint did you inhale?


Comon there sporto...I am talking about the difference between charcoal and pellet cost!.. Hey another movie quote, "Do you take me for a Moooron!"

Bentley 08-15-2007 03:05 PM

Started the charcoal at 10:15, it is 10:30 and the grate temp is already 160*, this thing may work! Updates to follow!

Edit: Well its 10:45, the grate temp is 215*. Put the first cap back on the 3/4 inch nipple, we see how easy it is to stabilizes at 230*!

Edit: 11:45, 1 hour in. Grate temp 235*. Through on two packs of pellets in foil to give some wood smoke. Probably would not have believed it if I was not doing it! Lets see if I can maintain that temp and for how long.

motley que 08-15-2007 03:22 PM

arent they awesome. i guarantee anytime you cook on one of those in public people will be amazed by them. i had FE100/BWS/Stumps owners all looking at my drums in amazement.

just dont forget the bottle opener mod.

Bentley 08-15-2007 04:44 PM

Well 3 hours into the cook. The drum has held temps between 225* and 240* for the last 3 hours! Cant believe I have nothing on the pit! Couple of pictures. temp guage and the amount of charcoal that had burnt!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/001-5.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/002-4.jpg

It does amaze me! Maybe its because I built it, but these little bad boys really work! The only thing I will say is I am not sure about the pellets in foil for smoke, just does not appear to generate a lot of smoke, I no that is hard to judge, but I could see myself using chunks of hardwood or pressure treated to get more smoke!

motley que 08-15-2007 05:26 PM

i agree about the pellets, just get some chunks in there and let her rip. if you get a real big chunk, just place it in the center of the basket and place your lump around it, then it constantly gives off that nice blue smoke

Norcoredneck 08-15-2007 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Bentley (Post 444772)
Started the charcoal at 10:15 , we see how easy it is to stabilizes at 230*!

Edit: 11:45, 1 hour in. Grate temp 235*. Probably would not have believed it if I was not doing it! .

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Originally Posted by Bentley (Post 444838)
Well 3 hours into the cook. The drum has held temps between 225* and 240* for the last 3 hours! Cant believe I have nothing on the pit! Couple of pictures. temp guage and the amount of charcoal that had burnt!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/001-5.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n90/lwnna/002-4.jpg

It does amaze me! Maybe its because I built it, but these little bad boys really work! The only thing I will say is I am not sure about the pellets in foil for smoke, just does not appear to generate a lot of smoke, !

Perhaps you have found your road back to Grand Champion quality food Grasshopper.:biggrin:

Bentley 08-15-2007 06:28 PM

Well it is 3:15, the drum has stayed at between 230-245*, 5 hours and maybe half the chacoal burned! Maybe! I dont even care about how long it could burn on 5#'s anymore! Fugetaboutit! I want to see if it can grill a tri-tip. I have opened all the 3/4 inch nipples and opened up the ball valve, want to see how high I can get the temps now! Just put a small tri-tip on, maybe 1 1/2 lbs, well have some photos when it is done. I am sure this will ruffel a few feathers, but why would you ever buy a WSM when you could have one of these babies for 1/4 the price!


How high a temp have some have you all gotten it to?

Bentley 08-15-2007 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 444878)
Perhaps you have found your road back to Grand Champion quality food Grasshopper.:biggrin:


I already got two GC there Master! I will always be a pellethead! I am just amazed these things do what they do for 1/4 the price of a WSM and 1/20 the price of a Traeger! Will see how the tri-tip comes out, been a long, long time since I cooked anything on charcoal!

Bigmista 08-15-2007 06:32 PM

If you leave the lid off, you can get well in excess of 450.

jgh1204 08-15-2007 07:19 PM

Welcome to the club. BTW, I find that I have to cook at lower temps on my UDS.

swamprb 08-15-2007 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Bentley (Post 444918)
I already got two GC there Master! I will always be a pellethead! I am just amazed these things do what they do for 1/4 the price of a WSM and 1/20 the price of a Traeger! Will see how the tri-tip comes out, been a long, long time since I cooked anything on charcoal!

Lifted from the BDS site:
http://bigdrumsmokers.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=2614

Bentley 08-15-2007 09:34 PM

Well...6:11 and it is still 225*. I shut it down cuz I am tired of it! At 3pm I put the tri-tip in and raised the temp, did not have an chunks of hardwood, so I added a few chunks of 2x8 I cut into small pieces. It was probably doug fir or pine, I would probably not reccomened this to people who do not like an earthy, construction like flavor! Hey, I wanted it up to grilling temps! It cooks deceptively well, it was a small tri-tip, but as you can see by the pictures, way over cooked for me! No pink, no good! Still was able to force it down with some garlic mashed potatoes!

Folks, these thinks work, make no mistake about that! I could see putting 10#'s of charcoal in this thing and it cooking within a 15* range for 16 hours easy! And there is nothing I can think of in the competition BBQ world that should take more than 16 hours!

Kristin says it has to go so it is on the sales block! I will put it in the CBBQA for sale thread with price.


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Heck of a nice smoke ring for 90 minutes!


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N8man 08-16-2007 02:45 PM

Good Job!!
 
Bentley, It looks like you did a Real Fine Job!!!! Good Job!!!
Do you really have to get rid of it? Be nice to have it around....

Bentley 08-16-2007 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by N8man (Post 445426)
Bentley, It looks like you did a Real Fine Job!!!! Good Job!!!
Do you really have to get rid of it? Be nice to have it around....

Its already sold! I have had 3 more people contact me about them off Craigs list, maybe $50 is to cheap! :-P Told them I would build each one of them one if they wanted, will be curious to see if any respond!


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