All Nite Brisket on the New Drum

Discussion in 'Beef' started by desertlites, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Heres the Drum and large basket(have a smaller 1 also) 2 - 25" dia. grates (they were fun to make)not! 3 sets of 1/4x1" ss bolts for grate supports at 21-26 and 34"'s off basket bottom which is raised on 3.5" legs.2-3/4" intakes at bottom,1 ball valve and 1 plugged when not needed-thermo between center and upper grate(prolly install another) 4" exhuast in the center.This drum was a pressure tank from a water well measured 26" ODX42" tall,I cut the lid off than welded a 1 1/4" lip to outside of lid to fit back over body(have a couple leaks but will remedy) test drove it a couple times before last nites smoke(very happy with it)Last nites brisket was 16#s-loaded basket with 18#s my home grown lump(minion) brisket on at 6pm at 225*,held that temp all nite(cept for when I opened to flip)recovered quick though.More pic's to come. thanks for checking it out. It was fun to build and I think I have about $75 in it thus far.
  2. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    VERY nice drum, and a huge brisket ya got.
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Brisket and drum are real nice! [​IMG]
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Used a wet rub-this is it 6 hr.s in (midnite) when I panned it-than at 8am when I took it off at 200* to foil and cooler-burnt ends on now-and making a batch of Dutches ranch beans to throw on the rest of the coals.has been 18 hrs. since I started and have added only a few since.verry happy with it. midnite 8 am.
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice build Bob. Nice food also.[​IMG]
  6. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    That drum is awesome. Let us know how the brisket turns out
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now ain't that worth spending half the night in chat tring to stay awake. Well to me it looks pretty darn good. Now I just want to see the burnt ends I know that joels ends look great and really tastey to.
  8. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    looks good so far bob ... whats in the foil pan ?
  9. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good Bob,,, Keep up the good work.
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nuthin' ugly 'bout that thar drum.......looks good to me!
  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet Bob, the drum and brisket both look great.
  12. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome Work!
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking drum and great looking brisket! I really like the home made grills. [​IMG]
  14. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    That looks great Bob! [​IMG]
  15. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man i am jealous of that reactor you call a drum Bob.. Nice lookin job on the meat to boot... I need your recipe for home made lump...
  16. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are both things of beauty. Congrats on the new build!
  17. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's one good looking vertical smoker ya made. Do ya have any pics of the build? Good looking brisket too.
  18. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeeet X2!

  19. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin rig, and that brisky is lookin perdy too!

    you aint kidding when you say you live in the desert are ya?[​IMG]
  20. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    dang, musta been too busy ice fishing and i missed this thread. first off great job on the new smoker bob!!! and then smoked over homemade lump in a homemade smoker a beautiful brisky!!! good to see ya posting again buddy!!! [​IMG]all the way!!![​IMG]

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