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    SS Barrel Came Yesterday

    Well, my SS barrel arrived yesterday from Bubba's Barrels. It is in EXCELLENT condition. Cannot wait to get this rolling!


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    SS Barrel Came Yesterday

    Looks nice. It's making me second guess my barrel choice. I guess bps #2 can always be stainless.


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    Here is an update. I got a good start on the SS smoker.

    I'm still waiting on the lid (looks like Monday), but I got a good start on the drum, itself.


    As you can see, I have the bottle opener installed already (priorities!).


    The stainless wreaks havoc on the step bits, so I do not yet have the 3/4" air intake holes finished yet. I'm thinking I'm going to need a knockout punch to finish the job.


    As you can see, the stainless kit from BPS look real nice on that stainless drum.


    One quirky issue is with the vent slides. Since all barrels are not standard, you may have to "reshape" the vent slide to fit your barrel.

    Hopefully, I'll get that knockout punch tomorrow and get the air intakes done. Once the lid arrives, I will get it dirty.

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    So far so good, it looks great!
    My next BPS might have to be a SS drum.

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    How much does he charge for the stainless drum? that looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    How much does he charge for the stainless drum? that looks great!
    Total for drum, lid (with no bungs), and tig welded to plug vent holes at top of barrel, and shipping was $317. I think it's a bargain.

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    I also got my drum from Bubba's. They make a sweet looking UDS!

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    Did you have them polish it? That would probably be my only regret. Mine looks good, but yours looks awesome!

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    Update:


    SOOOOO close.


    I can't afford my own knockout punches, so I'm going to try going with a 3/4" black oxide bit to get the 8 holes in the lid and 8 holes in the intake vents.

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    Looks nice and love the shine

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