Ashes...

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by inkjunkie, May 30, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    No matter how careful I am when lifting the charcoal basket I always manage to lose quite a bit of the ash from the basket. Bottom of the drum has a fair amount of crap. Don't want to just turn the drum over...don't want to have ash all over the nicely seasoned sides. Suppose a shop vac is the only option?
     
  2. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    I use a shop vac on my pellet grill once cooled and works awesome besides the gf yelling cause she wanted to use it to vacuum the rugs in her car...
     
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use a shop vac.
     
  4. smokinadam

    smokinadam Smoking Fanatic

    Lowes sells a metal lined one designed for fireplaces that you don't need to worried if it's cooled down yet
     
  5. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I have a http://lovelessash.com/productdetails/A0503/AshVacuums.php that I use on our pellet stove. Hesitant to use it on the drum as it often has some moisture in the bottom of it....suppose if I pay attention to things this wont be a problem....
     
  6. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I bolted a pizza pan to the bottom of mine. Works like a charm.
     
  7. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I should have done this so I had something with a bit of a lip.
     
  8. I use a 20 inch tractor disk, with the center welded up.
     
  9. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Yep, the 2" lip on the pizza pan that I use keeps everything nice and clean. The only downside to the lip is it makes it harder to scrape the grease out of the pan.
     
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit


    I cut the bottom off an old propane tank. Works like a charm. I also have an eye bolt and a hook to lift it out with.
     
  11. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    I knew I shouldn't have blasted my old tank with the 50bmg. Was kinda cool, set one of my steel plates up, cracked the valve on the tank....had a buddy hit the plate which started the tank burnig...nailed it with the 50....gigantic fireball....good times...
     

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