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Offline Justin C

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Ugly Drum Smoker
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:10:22 PM »
A friend gave me a used 55 Gallon drum to convert into a smoker. Just have to finish the paint job, and season it with a test run and it will be good to go for some pork shoulder and brisket.


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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 07:38:36 AM »
This looks cool. Hard to build?
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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 09:32:08 AM »
Not really. The hardest parts are cutting the top off and keeping it intact (doesn't apply if you can get a open head drum) and burning it out. I didn't have to make a charcoal box as I had something already, but even that part is not very hard.

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 09:42:46 AM »
Cool I have some of these drums, we'll have to get together sometime, maybe you'd be willing to tell me how to build a smoker!
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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 07:28:52 PM »
Yup, can do that. they are pretty easy to make and work very well. I will part up the parts list later if anyone is interested.

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 10:26:59 AM »
yeah, please list it out.  Would be interested to see what you used.  Very industrious.  Burning it out must have been fun...

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 05:37:36 PM »
I'm going to do a dual hot/cold smoker build with either construction block or a drum soon...
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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 05:38:07 PM »
I'd go drum if I could find a 55 gallon drum for a reasonable price.
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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 05:50:14 PM »
I paid $25 for mine a couple of years ago from the scrap yard by the recycling depot...

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 10:07:15 PM »
Fuckin a... :)
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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 10:07:37 PM »
Best metals?
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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 06:39:45 AM »
I'm not sure of the name of the place.  It was a few years ago.

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 07:31:06 AM »
Could also be Greer's Mountain Salvage off Hanwell behind the purolator depot.

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 07:51:01 AM »
Whatever it's called, it's out on Timothy Ave.

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Re: Ugly Drum Smoker
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 04:45:45 PM »
There is a guy at the end of Glasier Rd in Lincoln that sells them for $25. My buddy was just out there a couple of weeks ago to get bait barrels for bear hunting. The guy post ads on kijiji as well.

1- 55 steel gallon drum unlined (or burn/ sandblast liner out)
1- 3/4" brass ball valve (I used a brass gate valve as it was cheaper)
3- 3/4" x close black steel pipe nipples
2- 3/4" black steel pipe caps
6- 3/4" conduit nuts
4- 1 1/2" x 1/4" bolts, 1/4" nuts, 1/4" lock washers (grill mount)
gate handles and hardware
1- 22.5" weber grate
1- fire basket (made from expanded steel, I used the spark stopper from a old fire pit.) photo shows how it is made from expanded steel.
7- 3/4" washers (spacers on nipples)