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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:23 pm
Attrill well done
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Location: Chicago

This isn't in the vertical smoker style that most of the others are, but here's the latest one I've made:

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It's the replacement for the one in my sig!

Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:05 pm
jamesstew well done
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Location: Minnesota
I love it Attrill, let's see inside though.

Post Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:31 am
Attrill well done
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Location: Chicago

jamesstew wrote:
I love it Attrill, let's see inside though.


I couldn't find any pictures of the inside - but I did find a short video of the inside! This is a brisket I did for New Year's

Post Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:24 am
Wolfpackbbq well done
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Location: Valley Springs, CA
I'm still waiting on my barrel. Anybody else have progress?

Post Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:13 pm
mbshop well done
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Location: visalia ca
i'm slowly looking for a 55 and 35 gal barrell.
i like to tinker and such so i plan on doing my own.
a bit hard as i'm in a wheelchair but then i don't
have much else to do at this point.
for most i would think it better to buy a premade
one like a bds but again i'm capable of doing the
work as far as time, tools and mechanical ability.
i'm one of those that can live at lowes and hd.
i'm also gonna try and make an extension for
my new smokey joe platinum like the rotisserie
ext on the 22 kettle. no reason but to have one.
george
spam, can't live without it.

Post Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:04 am
jamesstew well done
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Location: Minnesota
I added an 8" extension to one of my drums this weekend and will post pics once I get it repainted. Now rocking with two 22 1\2" racks.

Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:43 am
swamprb medium-rare
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Posts: 95
Location: Bothell WA
Here is a pictorial of one of the few drum smokers I've turned out.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showp ... tcount=211

I have two 38" and one 34" drums. I was planning on using them in competition with a WSM. I love the the smell and flavor of the meats cooked on them.

Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:58 am
jamesstew well done
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Location: Minnesota
I agree about the smell and flavor, unlike any other cooking method and really enhances the wood. Also the hours cut from the cooking time really make things nice.

Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:13 am
swamprb medium-rare
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Location: Bothell WA
Heres a few pics of the drums.

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Some action shots!
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Nothing like the real thing!

Post Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:08 pm
stockli rare
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Motley could you send me out the directions on how to make that smoker.

Im low on cash but feel the urge to make a smoker! :lol:

And does it have info on the ball valve?

Post Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:24 pm
Wolfpackbbq well done
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Location: Valley Springs, CA
I'm hoping to pick up my drum tonight!!! Woohoo!!!!

Post Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:03 pm
MNPorkmaster medium
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Posts: 120
Location: St.Cloud
Anyone have any tips on on doing a horizontal grill. I just scored a 55gallon drum!

Post Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:34 pm
Wolfpackbbq well done
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Location: Valley Springs, CA
It's home!!!!!!

Maybe Atrill can give us more info on his horizontal. You can also find plans online. The one I thought was cool, had abarrel on the bottom for a fire box and one up top for cooking.

Any reason you want to go horizontal?

Post Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:42 am
MNPorkmaster medium
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Location: St.Cloud
So I can do a small hog.

Post Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:54 am
Wolfpackbbq well done
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Location: Valley Springs, CA
I like your way of thinking 8)

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