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Old 03-28-2005, 07:04 AM   #1
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hmmmm.interesting.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:21 AM   #2
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Looks like it would tip over fairly easily to me. Other than that, pretty cool!
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Old 04-09-2005, 06:17 PM   #3
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I really like the idea of the firebox under the pit for even smoking, but I wonder if it gets the pit too hot? Just build a smaller fire?
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Old 04-09-2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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Looks like it would tip over fairly easily to me. Other than that, pretty cool!
great point Larry, I agree, I think the 'main' legs should attach to the to the bottom of the top drum and go out at 45 or maybe a bit less of an angle in both directions, the bottom drum being supported from the top one, if that makes any sense to ya
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:57 AM   #5
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[quote=Shawn White]
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Originally Posted by "Larry Wolfe":4lq00dvk
Looks like it would tip over fairly easily to me. Other than that, pretty cool!
great point Larry, I agree, I think the 'main' legs should attach to the to the bottom of the top drum and go out at 45 or maybe a bit less of an angle in both directions, the bottom drum being supported from the top one, if that makes any sense to ya[/quote:4lq00dvk]

Shawn, makes sense to me!
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Old 04-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #6
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Can you post more close up detailed photos from different angles?
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:27 AM   #7
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Can you post more close up detailed photos from different angles?
Gonna make your own?
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #8
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Ive been thinking about it for a while and now that ive seen that set up i would like to duplicate it
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Old 05-09-2005, 11:53 AM   #9
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Smoked Ribs on the Big Baby Double-Barreled Cooker

I built this smoker a fews years ago. It works pretty good. I found the plans at http://www.thesmokering.com/pits/metalp ... efault.jsp.

Saturday I cooked a slab of ribs and I must say they were Great. This is my first post (I lost one post in cyberspace a few minutes ago). Hopefully you will be able to see the pictures I'm trying to upload.

You can see more photos at http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/cleglue/a ... CB8Y8W1vl3

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Old 05-09-2005, 12:19 PM   #10
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I was gunna make one of those, but went for the WSM.
from my bookmarks, here's the place to get the kits.
http://www.quakepro.com/stoves/Classic/BKAD500.html
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Big Baby Double-Barreled Cooker

The URL for the Big Baby Double-Barreled Cooker is

http://www.thesmokering.com/pits/metalp ... efault.jsp

I placed a period in the URL in my first post.

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Old 05-09-2005, 06:40 PM   #12
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Where does one get the barrels at, you guys with barrel smokers, did you order them on line, are they used, etc? I was always curious where you got them from.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:17 PM   #13
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Whatever you do ... you need to make sure that they are food grade barrels !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hmmm...make a Big Smoky out of barrels that once contained something combutstible, or contained hydrochloric/floric acid, TMB, Diborane, and so on, and so on, and so on.....

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Old 05-11-2005, 05:16 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the pics, youve just convinced me to build one this summer!
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Barrels

A friend of mine got me two barrels where he works. They contained regular motor oil which easily burned out. I cleaned them with soap and water before cutting into the barrels. After building the smoker the residue easily burned out.
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Thanks for the insight Ben =D>
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Barrel burn out!

I haven't been to this part of the forum in awhile. My top barrel actually burned out (I believe probably from too high of a fire when getting the wood to coals. Also these barrels were pretty light weight. I don't know if I'll replace it or not because I had only built it about 2 years ago. If I find a heavy duty barrel I may. I do like this cooker. It actually introduced me to the slow cooking or true BBQ. I purchased an inexpensive offset smoker from Barbeque Galores

http://www.bbqgalore.com/store/item.bbq?invky=4089929.
It was $219.00 when I bought is last week.

I'm learning to control the fire.

About cleaning the ash out. I have firebrick in the bottom barrel along with sand to fill the cracks. I usually use a fireplace type shovel and shovel out the ash. The shop vac is a good idea. I actually used the shop vac idea on the new offset smoker's firebox this weekend to remove the cold ash.
Thanks for that input.
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I had problems with burning through the bottom barrel. This is my third. The top is in great shape. Still chugging away! I put a layer of bricks in this one. The last two I didn't. We will see if this helps.
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I had problems with burning through the bottom barrel. This is my third. The top is in great shape. Still chugging away! I put a layer of bricks in this one. The last two I didn't. We will see if this helps.
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I think it's a great idea, but use new drums. Unless you get a used cooking oil drum I would always be suspect of what was in it. New drums are cheap and are sold in almost all major cities. Go for it and do a first class job.
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