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  1. Thread: Is it me?

    by jwdmccarty
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    Is it me?

    I'm having a hard time keeping my temperature low. Even when I keep everything shut down it stays high. I know it is because heat rises and the meat is above the coals. Is there any idea of how much...
  2. Thread: First cook

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    First cook

    This is my first cook with my BPS Drum Smoker. I am doing 2 whole chickens. The thermometer seems to be about 10-15 degrees lower than the grate where the food is. Also, is it normal that the temp...
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    I am about to build my smoker this weekend. Any...

    I am about to build my smoker this weekend. Any tips on cutting the top off?
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    Sticky: I have a kit and I am building the smoker this...

    I have a kit and I am building the smoker this weekend. I have to cut the top off the drum. Do you have any tips?
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    Starting my kit

    How do I burn out my drum before I start building the smoker?

    Also, how do I cut the top off? Inside ridge or outside (which is a bit lower)?
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    I agree that it is way more efficient but if that...

    I agree that it is way more efficient but if that is the case then why do so many smokers come as reverse flow? And why do many if not most of the competition bbqers and caterers use the horizontal...
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    Thanks Big Poppa. That was my biggest concern. Do...

    Thanks Big Poppa. That was my biggest concern. Do you find that a verticle smoker is easier or a horizontal one or does it just not matter?
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    My question concerning the temperature was...

    My question concerning the temperature was supposed to be concerning the inside. The 2 smo keep R's I have used have had a difficulty in regulating the heat. The current one I have a hard time...
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    Questions before I decide

    I am new here. I have been smoking meat for a couple of years using cheaply made smokers. My most recent was one from Tractor Supply that my parents bought me for like $200. It is an offset firebox...
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