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Monday, August 2, 2010

Todd's Drum Smoker

Blog friend Todd was kind enough to send pics of his finished drum smoker to me. I love the paint job!
Todd said that they have been getting a lot of use out of the cooker. I'm so glad to hear that!

Thanks again for the picture Todd, you did a great job on the build. :)


Jon in Albany said...

Looks great. Any links to "how it was built" photos?

cowgirl said...

Thanks Jon! Todd used the drum instructions posted under my favorite section.
Then added an extension pipe for the ball valve.
He says it's working out well for them.
Thanks Jon! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Jon,
When I built the smoker the hardest part was collecting the parts. After that It took about 1/2an hour to build.
This thing is great! I load it in the morning with a pork butt or two and let it smoke @ around 225 for 6-7 hours without ever having to add charcol! Makes the whole neighborhood smell great and I get a fantastic meal.

cowgirl said...

Thanks again for the picture Todd. It looks great!
I'm glad you are enjoying it too. :)

Anonymous said...

I like your idea for keeping the ball valve away from the heat. I was shopping ball valves and the only ones I could find at the local big chain stores had plastic parts for the valve. They didn't have any which were all brass.

Now, if I could only find a food grade barrel. Even in "farm country" they seem difficult to find.

cowgirl said...

Shoot Anonymous, that's too bad. Have you checked at any Ace Hardware stores? Seems like they carry good ball valves.
I've been told that some people are finding drums on craigslist.
Hope you have good luck..they are great cookers! :)