View Full Version : it's coming!!!

03-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Finally got my hands on a nice open top drum. Perfect lid too, no bung hole (? ). Kit ordered... been smoking on a 30 drum (pbs) knock-off since last summer. This will be a welcome upgrade. Can't wait to have them both smoking!!!!


Big Poppa
03-09-2015, 05:04 PM
go get em Gus and take pics!

03-12-2015, 02:22 PM
Ohhhh man...... got my kit in the mail today... snows melting (new jersey)..

Big Poppa
03-13-2015, 04:56 AM
get to smokin!!!!!

04-04-2015, 11:36 AM
Show us some pics man!!

04-05-2015, 12:17 PM
Shooting for next weekend. Had to get some spring cleaning out of the way.

Big Poppa
04-06-2015, 05:22 AM
cmon whats more important a clean garage or home smoked meat? hahaah

04-06-2015, 12:10 PM
lol... actually, I'm picking up some paint stripper on the way home today, clean up what didn't come off during the burn. It's actually warming up here in NJ to the point where I can finish and paint it this week. This little bit of inspiration just got me going.... Next weekend ---- smoked ribs on the Big Poppa!!! Will post build pics and of coarse RIBS!


04-07-2015, 05:01 AM
A few progress pics. Unlike my smaller 30 gallon UDS, I couldn't get all the paint off on the initial burn. Probably needed a lot more wood. Paint stripper from the auto store didn't seem to have much effect either. Final clean up with an orbital sander. Tonight I'll strip the lid and drill all of the holes. Depending on weather and temps, paint Wed/Thurs. Ribs on Saturday!!!

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Big Poppa
04-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Lookin Good!

04-09-2015, 05:59 AM
Drilled all the holes last night. Ready for paint tonight...

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04-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Here's a little teaser shot... Paint last night, assembly tonight.. Even the wife said WOW!! Will post better full daylight pics tomorrow.

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04-12-2015, 06:27 AM
Real Nice. Need pictures and some food cooking on that BPS drum

04-12-2015, 04:44 PM
Here it is. Total happiness and a fun build... Christened with a pair of St. Louis racks, one with a basic S & P seasoning, glazed with butter, honey, brown sugar. Second with one of my favorites - Mr. bones dry rub and sauce. As I expected, chased temp a little, adjustments took just slightly longer compared to my smaller 30g smoker. Amazing just how little airflow it takes to hold 225. Looking forward to a smoke filled summer here in NJ!! Now my wife says I need to refinish the smaller one to mach. Which was basically last summers prototype build.

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Big Poppa
04-12-2015, 06:43 PM
now thats a great series of pics!!!!

04-14-2015, 04:29 PM
Made a rack of beef ribs today. No pics... hit temp right out of the gate and only minor tweaks throughout the cook. Awesome set up..

Chili Head
04-24-2015, 09:30 AM
Nice job! I really like the color you used too it looks nice.

04-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Great paint job on that drum and those ribs look darn right tasty.....