Another drum is born

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gorillagrilla, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Burnt out , cleaned out , and for no good reason at all lit a applewood fire in it to pre-season a bit.





    Assembled my ash pan onto the threaded rods ( stainless )



    Added the basket



    Attatched the grill



    sawed rods off then added hinge and chain





    added a trowel for front handle



    Almost there !





    thats a wrap !
     
  2. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sweet build............Looks like it would be at home on any construction site cooking away for the crew.................Cool ideas.............
     
  3. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Big props at you!
    First I am jealous, I can't seem to get my hands on a big drum...then you have all the tools...
    was curious about the dewalt and the stuffed animal..but perhaps that is another thread??
    I think it is beautiful...
    Maybe you could attach a bottle opener to the side somewhere...I am just saying.....

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    Lol !! the drill is mine but the stuffed animal would be the dogs. Likes THAT one alot , if ya know what I mean.[​IMG]
     
  5. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    actually i do! lol!!
     
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Your getting creative there.
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good Gorilla![​IMG]
     
  8. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Very nice! Love the trowel handle - ingenious!

    I agree with BBQG - a bottle opener would complete the package... and I'm saving that idea for when I build my drum ;) Can never have enough bottle openers... [​IMG]
     
  9. Yes , a bottle opener would work . Coarse Bubba has already done it !! Figured the mini - cuttingboard shelf would be good fot holding a towel as well as my thermometer. Wanna put a couple hooks for tongs e.t.c.
     
  10. davidmcg

    davidmcg Meat Mopper

    Nice build on the drum. Question for you and everybody else that has built a drum, ever thought of adding a water pan? I ask because I have a drum that I will get around to bulding eventually.
     
  11. Thats one of the drums best features . The grill is 24 inches from the lower grate , and the vent control is so precise you just dont need a water pan. The juices from the meat drip down into the fire and vaporize causing moisture and awsome smells !!
     
  12. mrh

    mrh Meat Mopper

    Looks real nice! Has anybody tried one using a propane burner? Like from a turkey fryer?
     
  13. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    is the chain galvanized? love the hinge.[​IMG] some many ways to build a uds and so little time to do all of them. nice job "G"[​IMG]
     
  14. not sure about the chain. I had a couple washers that were and I had thrown them in the drum during the burn out along with the chain. chain cleaned up like new so not sure if it outgased or not. if not then I doubt it will at the distance its at under smokin temps.
     
  15. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, nice explanation on the fact you don't need a water pan. I have never seen a drum and would like to try a cook on one. They seem really cool.

    Can't wait for the q-views!!!!!!!!!!

    sms
     
  16. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job man...loved the trowel handle....lol ...just over the top man. I...here barrell,here barrell... want one.
     
  17. great looking drum. i am in a quest to find a drum and will take my remaining vacation days to build it whenever i get one.thanks all for giving me the bottle opener idea.
     

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