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    Charcoal Nest Rusted Out

    Hey after my first year of smoking in the Kit...
    And a long hiatus while we did Nutrisystem...

    I opened up my BPS to clean it up and re-season it for an expected year of smoking...

    Only to...
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    Temp Probes Issues?

    After a few months of not smoking anything, I decided to smoke some ribs...

    First issue is that (even though the smoker is covered in a plastic bag and a nylon cover) there was roughly 6 inches of...
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    If you don't mind having a huge number of the...

    If you don't mind having a huge number of the grommets you can purchase the same item through McMaster-Carr for $6 for a bag of 25 of them... McMaster-Carr
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    Another Mod I did to my Kit based on something I...

    Another Mod I did to my Kit based on something I saw in another forum (lost the Link, I'll add it later if I find it again)...

    For those of us using some sort of Fan Temp Control (The Guru or the...
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    Under the Category of "What the Flip?" Was...

    Under the Category of "What the Flip?"

    Was getting things ready for my second round of actually cooking things...

    When I discovered (literally) roughly a gallon of water in the bottom of my...
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    First Meat on the Drum - Tri Tip

    For our first meat on the Drum we picked Tri-Tip... OK, it was on sale...

    I did lots of looking around for various recipes, techniques, ending Temps and the like...
    And my conclusion was "Wow,...
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    I think another interesting conversation could be...

    I think another interesting conversation could be had over "Fitting the Lid"...

    I had my Drum (and Lid) powder coated...

    I am now scraping off some of the Powder Coating inside the Drum and in...
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    One interesting thing I have noticed now that I...

    One interesting thing I have noticed now that I am on my second batch of charcoal in the Drum...

    The Lid starts out a little warped... And definitely "leaks" as things are warming up...
    A while...
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    Now, as far as my adds... Using only three...

    Now, as far as my adds...

    Using only three points for the Grill Racks seems really stable, I am not too worried about dumping food off the grills...

    I did add a second set of screws roughly 4...
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    Finally I am able to put some time in on this...

    Finally I am able to put some time in on this project...

    Got the Drum back from the Sand Blaster ($40)
    And back from the Powder Coater ($190)

    And I've added some accents with Rattle Cans...
    ...
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    Build Questions

    My Drum is sitting out on the Patio...
    My Kit is sitting nearby...

    And my schedule is such that I cant work on the project for at least a couple of weeks.... <Can you hear my Primal Scream?>
    ...
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    Dang, I should know better than this... Was just...

    Dang, I should know better than this... Was just at the Huntington Pigs, Beer and Watermelon event... and I talked with someone about his Drum... He has a Cast Iron Heat Deflector in it that has a...
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    I ran into an interesting solution you might...

    I ran into an interesting solution you might like... While at a Hardware store to get the casters and stuff for my project, I found a small furniture mover; you know those carpet covered frames with...
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    Both services I contacted told me to expect the...

    Both services I contacted told me to expect the finish to gray over time if it was exposed to heat over 300 degrees for an extended period, including tails of having to recoat projects just because...
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    I like the RTV Idea, Thanx! My current plan is...

    I like the RTV Idea, Thanx!

    My current plan is that I will probably add screws for a second rack when I build the kit...

    I will probably add supports for Rods for hanging meat/fish/turkey when...
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    Drums in Commerce, CA

    I just purchased a used 18-gauge Drum from APEX Drum Co in Commerce, CA

    $55 bucks with lid...

    Its already burned out (twice, with a water based rust-inhibitor on the inside)
    And sand-blasted...
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    How is that Powder Coat holding up? What a...

    How is that Powder Coat holding up?
    What a wonderful idea, I thought... So (since I just purchased my Drum yesterday) I sent off a couple of notes to local Powder Coating companies... and I received...
  18. What is the Best Day to show up at a Competition for a Spectator?

    So a complete Newbie question... For a number of reasons I have never been to a Competition...

    If I wanted to be able to chat with the Competitors (or in Particular, since I've just ordered my BPS...
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    Most Common Modifications

    I have been cruising the Forum and looking at various posts... I was surprised that there wasn't a category like this already started...

    What are some of the most common modifications that people...
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    FWIW, it is possible to smoke on a Weber, you...

    FWIW, it is possible to smoke on a Weber, you just need to be screaming careful about air flow control. I use an iQue Temp Control iQue Temp Control. I am not advocating this product, just saying I...
  21. Thread: Painting

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    Has anyone tried any of the VHT products? I...

    Has anyone tried any of the VHT products? I (think) Krylon Hi-Temp only comes in "Basic Black" and I was hoping (in my early, the kit is on its way and I don't even have a Barrel yet, enthusiasm) to...
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