I am officially a Drum Head!!!

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by bbq bubba, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    O.K. guy's, no kidding.......starting to rain so i shut it down and pulled out the charcoal basket.........it was only 1/2 burnt after 8 hours!!!
    I'm gonna love this thing!![​IMG]
     
  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    okay okay......i'll up my offer to $75......you're a tough negotiator
     
  3. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would like to check that out sometime. Always wanted to build one.
     
  4. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice build Bubba, I have to get back on mine, and do some changes, I gave up after the first burn until I read this.
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh... nice art too!
     
  6. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LMAO ...okay 80 bux ...just cause Bubba's a good chit .....but that grafitti has gotta go [​IMG] ...how much you get paid to put that on there anyhow ???[​IMG]
     
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ottawa Sat Nite... let's get 'er on, eh!
     
  8. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yer on Tee , let's go [​IMG]
     
  9. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Job! Smoke somthin' already... lets see how she puts out!
     
  10. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's just a big rust spot. He needs to sand it down and repaint the drum....[​IMG]
     
  11. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Told ya those things work well....Great job bubba!!!!! CYA tomorrow dude!
     
  12. swamprb

    swamprb Fire Starter

    I won't use Rancher in my drums, the fats and juices dripping on the coals stir up the ashes and when I open the lid to turn or spray its all over the place! I save it for the WSM's.
     
  13. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey Bubba, did you make your drum from a kit?
     
  14. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Okay Bubba - you borrowed someone else's pics and posted them. So now we can't deny that it happened somewhere. But here it is the next day... I suppose now you're gonna tell us it's STILL burning along nicely at 230ish [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] ??????

    Looks great buster. Whatcha gonna Q in it for the maiden voyage?? How long did those coals keep going?
     
  15. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin' rig! That's something I'd really like to try. I have a couple questions though:
    1.) I'm assuming you have to turn the drum over to empty the ash collection?
    2.) Is it easy to add more wood and/or charcoal once a smoke has started? What all do you have to remove? I guess you could put a door like the ECB's on the same level as the basket, but then you lose the efficiency of the existing sealed drum.

    Looks good Bubba!
     
  16. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's the beauty Josh, you don't add wood or charcoal...as you read, it burned yesterday for over 7 hr's and that was only 5# of charcoal!!! [​IMG]
    For clean out i will have to turn the drum on the side but all there is inside is a grate and my charcoal basket!
     
  17. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    i'll take 2 ! [​IMG]
     
  18. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No kit Goose, free drum, had most of the hardware laying around, the grate is from a Weber kettle......cheap and simple!![​IMG]
     
  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    how many grates do you have in the drum.........reason i ask.........where did it measure the 235 ( i think thats what you said)........at the top......or middle?

    or does that matter being a verticle?
     
  20. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There's 1 grate 8" down from the lid, it is 24" off the heat source, my Maverick was at grate level.
    There's no water pan so as the meat drip's on the coal's it causes the fat vapor's to rise back up to the meat!
    You do have to flip your meat because of the close heat source but the temp recovery is almost instant!
    The next one will have a Weber kettle lid so i can have 2 grate's. [​IMG]
     

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