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pigdog 02-26-2010 01:32 PM

did you get the liner out with one burn, or was there no liner?

BadHorsieBBQ 02-26-2010 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pigdog (Post 1196993)
did you get the liner out with one burn, or was there no liner?

The drum was sold to me as unlined. So it was just an extra precautionary burn.

Big Joe TX 02-26-2010 02:04 PM

Boys and girls, I found a great source for drums. Virgin drums, nothing ever been in them but air!
Dallas Steel Drums
2214 SINGLETON BLVD
DALLAS, TEXAS
75212

(214) 638-7027
Monday Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Extra heavy duty drum: $49.00
Removable Bolt / Ring lid
2 & bung in lid
New drum never used / no liner / metal only
Total cost out the door is: $53.04 I know, it is a little high, but no burn out required! Just build it, season it, and cook in it.

Big Joe

1FUNVET 02-26-2010 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Joe TX (Post 1197024)
Boys and girls, I found a great source for drums. Virgin drums, nothing ever been in them but air!
Dallas Steel Drums
2214 SINGLETON BLVD
DALLAS, TEXAS
75212
(214) 638-7027
Monday Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Extra heavy duty drum: $49.00
Removable Bolt / Ring lid
2 & bung in lid
New drum never used / no liner / metal only
Total cost out the door is: $53.04 I know, it is a little high, but no burn out required! Just build it, season it, and cook in it.

Big Joe

Good price, but freight could get expensive.

AJP 02-26-2010 04:11 PM

I am happy to report that as of today I am part of the weed burner crew. I have a few barrels to try her out on this weekend I hope.

caliking 02-26-2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sjm845 (Post 1196052)
I've got an idea for the doors that I'd like to try. I would cut the opening out in the drum and them use a donor drum to cut a slightly larger opening to cover the door. My mod wouldn't use a latch though. If magnets are good enough to seal the intakes for many, why wouldn't lining the perimeter of the door with magnets prevent the air escaping? The gauge of the steel would be similar so heat loss should not be a problem. You could use magnet strips if they were strong enough or I was planning on "borrowing" some high powered mags from the physics dept at school.

Do you think silicone would still be necessary? I've got 2 barrels in the yard and might just try this for version 2.0. Probably not anytime soon...wife is due next month so I'll be on lockdown! If anyone thinks it's a good idea try it out and let me know.

I used the method you are thinking about for the bottom hatch of my tandoor. It works well, but I don't have to worry about air leaks with the tandoor - it is meant to blaze. The hatch I cut is not very big - about the size of a standard brick. The slightly oversized door was cut from the cut off top of the drum.

Jkstone's method has merit - I like the idea of being able to access the lower grate food without taking the lid or top grate groceries off. The bottom lid looks like it would be useful for adding fuel for extra long cooks. However, with doors that big, I wonder if the "crush" strength of the drum is decreased. Might not be somoething worth worrying about if its on a dolly and handled carefully?

Also, I used rare earth magnets (slim and shiny) to keep the door closed and it has worked great, even after many firings.

Mirage_Man 02-26-2010 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul B (Post 1196080)
Since the lid was a tad small I had to mash out the lip of the dome so it would fit on the drum. It sat fine on the drum but in a wind I felt that it would blow off and it didn't seal real well. So I sat back and thought......light bulb momennt and I drilled four holes and installed four nuts and bolts. They just happen to angle in on their own and now hold the lid securely. Still did not seal to my likeing so I applied some furnace gasket to the lid. Now with the bolts and gasket I have a secure lid with no leaks. Smoke on......

Pic:
http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/DSCF5297.jpg

Lid with gasket:
http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSCF5292-1.jpg

Hope this helps, if not ask away :biggrin::biggrin:.

If you take note the pic of the drum with the lid on it is in use.........

Paul B
SS UDS

Thanks for the pics Paul :wink:.

UVaJester 02-26-2010 10:28 PM

Decide to get some work on the UDS done.... Here's some pics...

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/794a6a3c.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/639f68ab.jpg

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/b833f5da.jpg

UVaJester 02-27-2010 12:07 AM

Do people pressure wash or clean out the drums after the burn out... There's a lot of soot on the upper part of the drum..??

Stef 02-27-2010 12:20 AM

Pressure wash if you have one handy, otherwise just wash it out with a scrub brush and some dish detergent and you're good to go.

ON THE FARM 02-27-2010 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Joe TX (Post 1197024)
Boys and girls, I found a great source for drums. Virgin drums, nothing ever been in them but air!
Dallas Steel Drums
2214 SINGLETON BLVD
DALLAS, TEXAS
75212

(214) 638-7027
Monday Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Extra heavy duty drum: $49.00
Removable Bolt / Ring lid
2 & bung in lid
New drum never used / no liner / metal only
Total cost out the door is: $53.04 I know, it is a little high, but no burn out required! Just build it, season it, and cook in it.

Big Joe

i got a 55 from them.
i am thinking of an 85 or 110 !
IMHO no liner is worth the price!

UVaJester 02-27-2010 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stef (Post 1197751)
Pressure wash if you have one handy, otherwise just wash it out with a scrub brush and some dish detergent and you're good to go.

I'll probaby pressure wash and scrub it out tomorrow morning...

Is there a time limit of what a good burn out time is..?!? I tried to keep it raging for as long as possible, but I got freaked out since I live in a neighborhood with houses really close to each other... I just don't want to worry about whether or not I burned everything out...

Meat Burner 02-27-2010 01:58 AM

kiss and they will come! Don't over think it bros.

h20loo 02-27-2010 04:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UVaJester (Post 1197748)
Do people pressure wash or clean out the drums after the burn out... There's a lot of soot on the upper part of the drum..??

You probably have a bit of build up from the soft wood pitch but it should wash off. Make sure you get a good fit on your lid and you will have the perfect smoker. I like the control, ease of cleaning and ability to shake your basket that you get by using the BGE vent. Looks good too!
You will find quite a difference in taste compared to the BGE with a platesetter.

NASCARican 02-27-2010 09:07 AM

Found a good source of drums in the charleston area...I'm gonna have to start a second one...or a third....maybe a fourth!....think I'm gonna need a bigger shed!!:confused:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/mat/1615596264.html

http://charleston.craigslist.org/for/1614645299.html


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