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Drums that will be used
30 gallon that will be converted to a smoker.
55 gallon drum that will be converted to a smoker
Rubber seal that was under the 55g drum lid. It had to go.
using a torch to loosen the adhesive
Seal pulled off with no problems
Time to strip it down and do what they call a burn out. This makes sure there is no chemicals in the drum.
Using a weed burner for this task.
Used the lid as a test subject first to make sure the weed burner would do the trick.
Just about complete.
Burning it off. It was chilly that day but the heat radiating actually made it nice.
hitting up the inside as well.
The 30g going through the same process
Making the charcoal basket. My first welds ever.
Working my way around the charcoal basket
Test fit of the basket in the 55g drum
Basket before the legs and handle
Completed 55g basket. 12" high 15"dia
Washer I tacked to the bar so I can lift it out of the drum with my deep fryer hook.
Legs I placed on the basket to allow airflow under it.
Ugly Drum Smoker Build