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Old 07-13-2013, 07:05 AM
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Anybody know where I can find a couple? I'm wanting to make an Ugly Dum Smoker and those things seem to be hard to come by.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:50 AM
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I got my drum from a place in prairieville. They sell brand new drums and containers. I think i paid $40 for a brand new unlined open top drum

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Old 07-13-2013, 09:46 AM
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I have a couple of old feeder drums up at the deer lease that I can bring home next time i go up there. I'm not gonna use em. Still in good shape with a few holes from the leg screws. Next trip probably won't be until late August or September.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:58 AM
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After looking on the web, it says to use foo grade drums. Mine are painted on the inside. Probably not a good idea to use those.
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After looking on the web, it says to use foo grade drums. Mine are painted on the inside. Probably not a good idea to use those.
just burn them all real good
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:33 AM
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I have a couple of old feeder drums up at the deer lease that I can bring home next time i go up there. I'm not gonna use em. Still in good shape with a few holes from the leg screws. Next trip probably won't be until late August or September.
That would be great if you could. Just let me know what you want for them. I'm really not in a rush. I have enough projects on my hand as it is!

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just burn them all real good

That's what I would do. Season the Hell out of it then hit it with some high heat paint on the outside.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:35 AM
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I got my drum from a place in prairieville. They sell brand new drums and containers. I think i paid $40 for a brand new unlined open top drum

Looks good. How does she cook? Hard to keep it at temp?
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Looks good. How does she cook? Hard to keep it at temp?
I have built 4 or 5 of these and eventually gave away as gifts or traded for something. They are great smokers and I never had much problem holding tips during warm weather but it can be a chore to hold temp in the winter.

Take your time, do it right and you will enjoy it. I mounted the ones I built on casters.

And if you can get two barrels and add and extra ring to give it a little more room is the ultimate. Gives you a lot of extra room on the top rack for big pieces of meat to cook without it being so close to the lid, or the lid possibly touching it.

And you can usually find the lids on eBay.
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Might check with an environmental cleanup company, they tend to have allot of these on hand... Not sure if they are "food grade" or not, but worth a call...

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Man I have a few on my back deck that im going to just throw away at the dock.. im not sure how far you are from Cut Off la. But I get off the boat tuesday night for 14days if you close and want them ill keep them if not they jsut going in the dumpster..uploadfromtaptalk1373789423880.jpg
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I have built 4 or 5 of these and eventually gave away as gifts or traded for something. They are great smokers and I never had much problem holding tips during warm weather but it can be a chore to hold temp in the winter.

Take your time, do it right and you will enjoy it. I mounted the ones I built on casters.

And if you can get two barrels and add and extra ring to give it a little more room is the ultimate. Gives you a lot of extra room on the top rack for big pieces of meat to cook without it being so close to the lid, or the lid possibly touching it.

And you can usually find the lids on eBay.
Here's a lil trick for smoking w/ UDS in cold weather.Get you a small banjo burner and place in the bottom of the UDS. Hard pipe it to outside of drum . Quick gas connector on end of hard pipe. If you need extra heat you can fire up the burner. You will need a needle valve regulator for fine heat control .
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:55 PM
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Here's a lil trick for smoking w/ UDS in cold weather.Get you a small banjo burner and place in the bottom of the UDS. Hard pipe it to outside of drum . Quick gas connector on end of hard pipe. If you need extra heat you can fire up the burner. You will need a needle valve regulator for fine heat control .
I agree but never wanted to put that much effort in one when I have a MES 40...
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:20 PM
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The place in Prairieville was called Drums and containers. They are of the 173 exit about a mile, on Easley Melancon. You can see the building from the interstate .
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Thanks for all the advice guys. Captchaz, I appreciate the offer, but Cutoff is pretty far from where I'm at.
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Thanks for all the advice guys. Captchaz, I appreciate the offer, but Cutoff is pretty far from where I'm at.
Roger that man.. just wanted to throw it out there.. good luck amd sounds like I might have to keep me one and try that..
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C&G Containers on Easy St across Eraste Landry from Granger. 3 sizes-sm,med,&lrg
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Here is the place I got mine. It was a reconditioned drum in excellent shape that they gave to me. Yep, FREE! It had isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) in it. It also had a tan interior liner in it. This liner sucked donkey gonads to remove. Ended up burning 4 old pallets for over 12 hours and then taking a wire wheel to it. If I had to do it again I'd gladly pay for a brand new, unlined, open-end drum.

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Thanks for the contacts.
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Talked to JohnPac, they didn't have any drums. Talked to C&G containers, and they wanted $93 a piece. Anyone else know if a place for drums around Lafayette?
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Pumpellys on Swisco rd in Sulphur
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