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DrumDumb
04-24-2015, 05:47 PM
I finally got a day above 50 to get the painting done on the drum. All holes are drilled, and final paint is on. Tomorrow should give me some time to get the hardware on. Then I start thinking about the first cook. I can't wait to use this thing!

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smokeasaurus
04-24-2015, 06:25 PM
Nice paint job. Is it true that if you keep the temps on the low side for the initial burn will help cure the paint??

DrumDumb
04-24-2015, 07:26 PM
I don't really know to be honest with you. I plan on burning a basket of charcoal when I get it together just to see how it wants to run as far as temps go. The paint I put on is rustoleum high heat. Good for 1200 degrees. I plan on taking the test run from the low 200's to the upper 300's. Then it's time for some ribs. :D

Salmonsmoker
04-25-2015, 06:23 AM
Some paints advise an initial temp. of 250F for 1/2 hr., remove heat source(or shut down unit) and cool down, then 350F for another 1/2 hr.

smokeasaurus
04-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Some paints advise an initial temp. of 250F for 1/2 hr., remove heat source(or shut down unit) and cool down, then 350F for another 1/2 hr.

That's what I was wonderin about...you could start with a 1/4 full basket and remove it for the drum to cool and then add some coals and set er back in..............

DrumDumb
04-25-2015, 01:36 PM
I'll give that a try. I got it all finished this morning. Thanks to Big Poppa for a great kit.

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Chili Head
04-26-2015, 03:06 PM
Nice looking drum!