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Bigfish
10-14-2013, 06:13 AM
I would again like to thank several folks on this site for their advice as I am very happy with the final result of my Engineered Big Poppa Drum Smoker. Also, I would like to thank Big Poppa for engineering this kit as it is truly well thought out.

I am posting some pictures of the project and of my first cook, a chicken last night.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/191.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/191.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/192.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/192.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/193.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/193.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/197.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/197.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/198.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/198.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/200.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/200.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/202.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/202.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/203.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/203.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/204.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/204.jpg.html)

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/205.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/205.jpg.html)

Salmonsmoker
10-14-2013, 06:15 AM
Great job Bf! How was the chicken?

Kevinish
10-14-2013, 06:21 AM
That's a beauty!

Bigfish
10-14-2013, 06:32 AM
I took the chicken off when it hit 165 and let it sit wrapped in foil for approximately 30 minutes. I had applied a rub and it turned-out fantastic. I look forward to having a chicken breast salad from leftovers tonight!

I have to obtain some stainless polish as you can see the residue left from the hairspray I used to remove the Sharpie Marks. My neighbor and I spent approximately 1 hour yesterday installing all of the hardware. I guess one person could figure out how to do it but installing the bottom vents and bottom ubolts was a challenge this short guy was not up too!

My neighbor thinks the final, finished product looks awesome - like a 55 gallon beer keg!!!!

Ken

Bigfish
10-14-2013, 09:17 AM
I misplaced a picture in my Gallery when I was uploading to Photobucket this morning and wanted to add it as it is a good completed picture:

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m579/Bigfish8/100_0299.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/Bigfish8/media/100_0299.jpg.html)

KristenBPS
10-14-2013, 01:56 PM
That is a thing of beauty! Glad you finished it, get ready for some amazing food.

bnall
10-14-2013, 03:23 PM
Great job there!

Chili Head
10-14-2013, 06:02 PM
Dang those stainless drums sure are nice!
I'm going to have to sell my drum and scrape up some coin and get one.

drewbixcubed
10-15-2013, 04:41 AM
Clean!!!! Looks great!

scooter
10-17-2013, 07:32 PM
Great pictorial Bigfish! Drum chicken and drum tritip are the best!

Big Poppa
10-18-2013, 04:03 AM
The stainless is painful when you are buying it but painless when you are using it!

Smitty
10-18-2013, 09:42 AM
Your drum looks awesome, great build!