Stainless Steel Drum Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by joopster, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

  2. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    So I have been pretty busy but found some time this afternoon to work on this build.



    It really only needs some paint now at this point.  I will have to throw some charcoal in it and see how it holds temp.  I may have to add another air intake.



    To make a diffuser I took part of the 32qt steamer pot that I had and wire tied it to the bottom rack - I think it will work out great and it's removable for cleaning.














     
    Last edited: May 10, 2014
  3. c farmer

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

    Looking Great.
     
  4. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

     
  5. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Approaching 200. I think I will need more air. I will have to grab another valve and plumbing tomorrow...


    Getting my tapatalk on!
     
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Get some holes in that diffuser... maybe 3/4"   
     
  7. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    That is most likely going to needed as well.


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  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yea do more air than you'll need.  Worst case it helps get your fire hotter quicker.   My last drum i put in four 3/4 " nipples.   Heck my little mini wsm has four 1 inch and I open all those up to  get things hotter quicker. 
     
  9. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    215 and chuggin along ...


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  10. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Even if they dont cook real great they are PURTY.I have a feeling once you dial them in you have a winner.I would put these in the same grade as having a country girl model hahaahahahahaha

    Dan
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd say more air and you'll be able to smoke anywhere from 180-500+. My UDS's have always had (3) 3/4" intakes. My mini has (2) 3/4" intake plus the stock lower vent that comes with the Smokey Joe Silver. With both units I can smoke as low as 180, or hotter than my digital therms can read, 400+.
     
  12. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

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    I drew this up, thinking about putting it on smoker...


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  13. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Added another intake - got some charcoal on now to see what temp I can maintain.
     
  14. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic


    Holding steady - I throttled her back a bit - working down to 225.
     
  15. c farmer

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

    Getting better.  How high would it go?
     
  16. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I don't know - before bed I will open her all the way and see what happens
     
  17. rvial

    rvial Meat Mopper

    I love seeing these builds.
     
  18. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I am super excited - I have a picnic to do on Friday night into Saturday...can't wait to do the overnight smoke with no worries...
     
  19. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Depending on what it could quickly get up too put another  nipple on because you want it to be able to get over 400*.... just if too get it hot quickly but  most importantly  for when you cook POULTRY!     Good luck. 
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  20. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Got to 300. 1 more will be perfect


    Getting my tapatalk on!
     

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