i built one about a year ago. i only have about $75 in mine. i used the lid that came on the drum and my neighbor welded the charcoal basket for me out of old bike rims. it works really well. i love it. it isnt pretty, but it works great
I recently scored a free food grade 55 gallon drum. I bought a weber replacement grill and some misc. hardware. I need to go buy a handle and some hardware to make an access door. Any advice on air flow hole placement. Size of hole? I was thinkin about getting some roofing caps to use as closures for the holes in the lid. With my minimal metal working skills, this is not going to be pretty, but hopefully it will be effective.Hello hearth!
Haven't been up to much since the great roof leak of 2016 lol (another thread). Finally getting around to a project I've been planning for over a year. It's called the ugly drum smoker.
I work at chemical company so a new unlined drum no problem. Upon searching for info. Much like I came across this site I came across the BBQ brethren! Anywho finally getting round to the project. Hope to have it completed by my bday. Cinco de mayo and do my first brisket.
Any info or help/ tips appreciated here is the progress pics of charcoal( which is just me burning paint off). And hopeful outcome.
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