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  • Jerod Broussard
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    • Jun 2014
    • 9185
    • East Texas
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    #16
    sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

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    • _John_
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2454

      #17
      Indeed, looks awesome.

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      • Beefchop
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 417
        • Lafayette, LA
        • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

        #18
        Nicely done! Congrats on your Big Poppa Drum Smoker.

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        • tomtel84
          Former Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 37
          • Broomfield, CO

          #19
          Here is a better picture. From the neighbor kids iPhone 6, of course he has one.

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          • The Burn
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 993
            • West Chester, PA
            • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
              Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
              Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

              Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
              Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
              Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

              Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
              Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

            #20
            Wow, I couldn't accomplish that in a decade of Sundays. Really cool.

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            • W.A.
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2014
              • 723
              • Kingwood, TX
              • Rec Tec Stampede, Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber One Touch Gold 22.5", Kamado Joe Classic

              #21
              How long did it take to do?

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              • tomtel84
                tomtel84 commented
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                It took me a good part of a day for everything with the stripping and painting taking most of the time because I had to let it cool. I guess the drilling took two to three hours, I think. I was doing other projects mixed in with this one so it's hard to say. I would say if you plan on a day to complete you would be safe.
            • cdd315
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 360
              • Warman, Saskatchewan Canada
              • Curtis D

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              #22
              That is nice!! Show pic's when you fire it up

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              • tomtel84
                tomtel84 commented
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                Yep that's the plan.....I think Tuesday will be the seasoning run and I'll probably put a small butt or a rack of ribs since I'll have it hot. I'm trying to figure out how to setup for indirect cooking and I know I need to make a modification for the height of the cooking rack because it doesn't provide for a lot or room to the lid. I couldn't put a turkey in that space for example.
            • tomtel84
              Former Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 37
              • Broomfield, CO

              #23
              We couldn't wait until Tuesday. We ran the smoker with some oil on the walls to season for a couple of hours. We put a small butt on first, then we decided to warm a ham that was cooked a couple of days ago. Then my wife came home with a slab of spare ribs, so we thought we would see if it would fit. As you can see it took some rearanging but we got it in.

              The barrel likes to run right at 250 so not bad for a butt. We used the minion method on the charcoal to see if we could extend the cook. I'm in the middle of the cook, so once I get done I'll post the results.

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              • smarkley
                smarkley commented
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                VERY NICE!

                Now I want one... oh wait
            • HC in SC
              Former Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 476
              • SC Lowcountry

              #24
              Great job!

              I have been thinking about just getting the damper for the lid and putting it on the PBC, but after seeing Jerod's, Spinaker's and Matt's pipe mods I'm not sure which way to go now.

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              • _John_
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 2454

                #25
                Looks good, would love to have that extra capacity a 50 gal would give.

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                • mtford72
                  Former Member
                  • Aug 2014
                  • 127
                  • San Antonio, Texas

                  #26
                  Looks fantastic - I hope your son is appreciative. While you had the drill out, did you consider putting in 4 holes for hanging rods like the PBC? Or are you saving that for his birthday?

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                  • tomtel84
                    Former Member
                    • Oct 2014
                    • 37
                    • Broomfield, CO

                    #27
                    Well I couldn't get the final pix. All the kids stopped by just as we took the meat out of the cooler, and by the time I got back in the house they were half-way through the meat. So no after pix. Damn!

                    My son and I were looking at how to hang through the lid, and I see a mod in our future.

                    We also need to figure out a way to put a heat deflector in above the coals; that would help a lot.

                    Lastly, we talked about cutting an access panel in the side so we could reload the coals without moving the cooking area. We added some coals towards the end of the eight hours, but when we pulled the meat off we had way too many remaining, so we probably could have made it with what we had.

                    Overall I'm very impressed and it worked great. I just need to figure out how to buy one for myself, with the bosses permission of course.

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                    • cdd315
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 360
                      • Warman, Saskatchewan Canada
                      • Curtis D

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                        Couple Maverick ET-733's
                        Thermapen
                        ThermoPop
                        BBQ Guru DigiQ II

                        Beer - Original 16
                        Bourbon - Bulleit
                        Rye - Gibsons Sterling

                      #28
                      That looks awesome! Did you test how hot or cool it could get? Just curious on the heat range it may have. You did a bang up job on it!!

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                      • tomtel84
                        tomtel84 commented
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                        Yes, I was able to get it down to 200F and up to 400F pretty easy. It also response really quick to changes in vents. It is affected by wind and rain a lot, yep the wind started to blow, then it rained, then it snowed, but I was able to adjust to compensate. I had to stay on top of it when that happened. It really likes to run at 250F when environments cooperate.

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