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Question about ugly drumn
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Question about ugly drumn
When I built my drum I placed the grill 21" above the charcoal basket, after I did that I then read that 24" is the recommended height. Do you recommend moving it or is the 21" adequate?

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06-11-2009 12:17 PM
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If you're cooking 225 - 275 I'd say you'll be good to go as is, if you're getting it much past 300 I'd think about moving it higher after you've cooked on it and see the results.

Don't forget you don't have to load the charcoal basket all the way to the top, so the real height is not necessarily the height you've measured.

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Sounds like you built your own. I would like to build one. Where did you get your plans?
06-11-2009 02:46 PM
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It's now more than 3300 post s long, it was only about 2500 when I read my way through it!

I've since built 3 and have the makings for 2 more ready to roll.

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06-11-2009 03:46 PM
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SoEzzy, where are you getting your drums? I went through the pain of burning and sanding out my first one. Now that I've had the experience I really don't want to go through that again.

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Phred

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06-14-2009 01:45 PM
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Mine are food grade but they have the epoxy spray in liners that need burning out.

I was looking into media blasting, you can create a media blasting set up for a couple of hundred dollars, if you've got the room and temperament to use it, I really think it would be the way to go if you're making a few UDS's or have things that need scrubbing off and repainting.

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06-14-2009 02:02 PM
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Re: Question about ugly drumn
I got my last barrels at wasatch supply and barrel in salt lake they ran about $75.00 and were brand new never had anything in them. price included lid and lock ring. A small price to pay to get away from the burning and grinding...they are located at 370 West 900 south and their number is 801-363-1933
06-14-2009 05:12 PM
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Sean the drums you picked up, they didn't have any coating at all on the inside did they? What kind of prep work did you have to do to start working on them?

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The barrels didn't have anything on the inside. just raw steel. no prep necessary the lid has a gasket that is rubber glued to the lid that just peels off. other than that they are ready to go...I used a few ideas on line to base mine off of but have done a few things different to suit me and the way I like to use them.
06-15-2009 07:39 AM
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Thanks gentlemen for the info.

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06-15-2009 08:58 AM
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Just one more vote for new drums, never ever again will I clean out a used one... to do it properly took me most of an afternoon and lots of mess

Rockin' on two 22.5 WSM's, a GOSM gasser and missing them old drums...
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06-17-2009 08:41 AM
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I would get the 85 gallon barrel. Gives you more height from the basket and more area for cooking.

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06-17-2009 09:27 PM
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