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smooookin 01-04-2008 12:00 PM

I would jump all over a 110 if it were 6 feet tall. Since building my extension I am hooked on hanging meat for smoking.

tntitan 01-04-2008 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by chinesebob (Post 528881)
Did anyone ever try using a 110 gallon drum? I just got offered a free 30 and 110 gallon drum and was thinking about taking them. You could potentially get 3 shelves in the 110. Don't know if anyone tried it or has pics.

go to the big drum smoker site rockeys biggest drum is a 110 gallon

fnnm358 01-04-2008 12:05 PM

is there a ratio of air intake size to exhaust size?

I have seen different examples and was wondering if one is better than the other.

Finally found were to get my drum from now just have to find time to pick it up and start this build ...... and yes I know plenty of pics during build and after

tntitan 01-04-2008 12:09 PM

one of my drums has 3/4 inch intakes and one has 1 inch intakes i do not see any differance the only differance is the 1 inch ball valve is more money

Mark 01-04-2008 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by smooookin (Post 529070)
I would jump all over a 110 if it were 6 feet tall. Since building my extension I am hooked on hanging meat for smoking.

Pun intended?

Smokin Gator 01-04-2008 12:18 PM

I use a Weber kettle lid with the four holes that are about 1/2 inch. It works fine. For intake I have four 1/2 pipe nipples. Three have caps and one has a ball valve. Usually, I only need one of the caps off and the ball valve open about 1/2 the way to get it to chug along at 220-230.

I know Keale had some problems with too much exhaust opening. He had to stick foil in some of openings.

gotwood 01-04-2008 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by smooookin (Post 529070)
I would jump all over a 110 if it were 6 feet tall. Since building my extension I am hooked on hanging meat for smoking.

30" I.D. 42" Height used with this http://www.teakalook.com/prodDetail.cfm/32885 could be nice

DryCreek 01-06-2008 10:00 PM

I am trying to gather all the best suggestions before I begin my build of the first uds. So my first question about the air vent holes: would magnets big enough to cover the holes and then slide open as you needed be a good cheap otion for air control?

Rob

Irrad8 01-06-2008 10:06 PM

Drycreek, I think n8man has a post w/ magnets. Looked pretty slick.

JamesB 01-07-2008 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by gotwood (Post 528899)
it has a 26 inch inside diameter...anyone know if there are grates that can be bought that are 25-25.5 inch in diameter??

Sears and I think Ace Hardware sells a 26" round charcoal grill... you should be able to find replacement grates that would work...

James.

Norcoredneck 01-07-2008 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by gotwood (Post 528899)
it has a 26 inch inside diameter...anyone know if there are grates that can be bought that are 25-25.5 inch in diameter??

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...grill&sLevel=0

N8man 01-07-2008 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by DryCreek (Post 531280)
I am trying to gather all the best suggestions before I begin my build of the first uds. So my first question about the air vent holes: would magnets big enough to cover the holes and then slide open as you needed be a good cheap otion for air control?

Rob

Sheet Magnets work for me:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/at...0&d=1182125922

DryCreek 01-07-2008 02:12 PM

Thanks n8man, that was what I was thinking of doing. One more question; Is it necessary to extend the bottom air pipes into the barrel, or does that just give you a place to rest the charcoal basket? I was wondering if it helped the ignition of the coals.

smooookin 01-07-2008 02:15 PM

On most of mine that I have built I have used a close nipple (all thread). On one I used approx a three in nipple and have seen no difference.

N8man 01-07-2008 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by DryCreek (Post 531659)
Thanks n8man, that was what I was thinking of doing. One more question; Is it necessary to extend the bottom air pipes into the barrel, or does that just give you a place to rest the charcoal basket? I was wondering if it helped the ignition of the coals.

My pipes are flush with the inside wall of the drum, but some have extended the pipe so that the charcoal basket can rest on top. Mine burns fairly well as is but your mileage may vary:grin:


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