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Old 10-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #11
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Its been over for hours since I lit the charcoal to start here's what's left

here is what I did for a firebox its about 12"x7" sq 12" tall 2" off the ground, I also made a cylinder about 4" in diameter and 12" tall to keep a void after loading basket with charcoal.
Need to make a 9x9 as this one is to tight.

Filled the center cylinder with the hot lit coals and pulled the metal cylinder out after.


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Old 10-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #12
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Finished product took about 2 hours and was awesome!

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #13
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filled basket about 6"
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:24 AM   #14
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Looks pretty good. It looks like you would be able to do about what 4 yard birds on there? If that is the case I would just use that cooker exclusive for chicken. Looks like it works really well! Are you having trouble controlling the temperature at all? Think it would stay around the 300 to 350 range.
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Oh, man that is Awesome!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:04 AM   #16
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thanks, temp stayed pretty stable at 275-300 for the most part, didn't take much to control temp.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #17
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I don't think I have ever seen a mini like this before, very cool!!! When I see mini UDS posted I always see a smoky Joe grill with a 32 qt tamale pot in the middle. How common is a 16 gallon drum and what is usually in it?
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:18 PM   #18
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Normally grease, or gear lube. That's pretty much what I have seen in them in my 15 years of being a mechanic
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #19
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The 55s had oil and the 16g had grease in it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #20
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Very cool little cooker and the bird looks great, nice post Lowe.
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