Frustration

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Frustration

Post by Jethro1 » December 5th, 2011, 1:50 pm

Can I just say that nothing frustrates me more than when I am all done cooking and there is still plenty of charcoal left and I have NO MORE MEAT!!!! :headwall:

Just sayin'. Jethro from Maine. :grillin:


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Re: Frustration

Post by MattS » December 5th, 2011, 2:22 pm

haha, I hear ya. Yesterday I had too much meat and not enough coal. Had to finish in the oven


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Re: Frustration

Post by Frank_Cox » December 5th, 2011, 7:04 pm

hahaha, i hear ya man! I usually just shut off the air inlets and let them choke out so I can use them next time :)



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Re: Frustration

Post by The Czar » December 5th, 2011, 7:12 pm

:huh: ....I never thought of that!!! :grillin:


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Re: Frustration

Post by k.a.m. » December 5th, 2011, 7:21 pm

I do as Frank and just close down the cooker. I usually reserve the left over coal for my next chimney starter depending on the humidity and such it does not always burn as good as the fresh but it makes a good starter load.



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Re: Frustration

Post by Jethro1 » December 5th, 2011, 8:43 pm

I'd choke out my fire but I have a junk "smoker" from Lowe's and the thing leaks like a bad faucet. I'm gonna have someone from the forum soon help me build a UDS the right way. Thnk God for you guys!!!! Jethro from Maine. :grillin:


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Re: Frustration

Post by The Czar » December 5th, 2011, 8:54 pm

:BS: ...I have built personally five of these....as long as you can :welder: ...then its just a matter of getting materials together..... :oopssign: but I cannot weld yet....so its helps to know someone who can!!! :irony: ....I just happen to know some one.... :help:


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Re: Frustration

Post by Frank_Cox » December 5th, 2011, 9:14 pm

Jethro1... That's what we are here for! :kewl:

@dcman... I'm gonna hafta throw you in the... :PBox: for using too many :spam: :grillin: :help: :hijack: :hissy: :huh: :irony: :kewl: :PBox: :points: :BDHorse:



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Re: Frustration

Post by The Czar » December 5th, 2011, 9:21 pm

\m/ :ympeace:


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Re: Frustration

Post by Gizmo » December 5th, 2011, 9:25 pm

I've always kept around a metal bucket with a snap on metal lid to dump my coals in when done. They choke out immediately in there and don't have any problems relighting later... I think I bought mine at TSC


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Re: Frustration

Post by Tom_Heath » December 5th, 2011, 10:36 pm

Thats funny dc......but I see now that its a peace sign LOL I only saw one finger the first time I looked.

I leave my coals right in the drums, just close the valves, I do have to set my welding gloves over the top vents or it will burn for days. I just dump some new in on top and fire it up. Never had any troubles with the burn in the past.

Jethro.....there is nothing wrong with building a drum with out welding. A step bit and some fittings and you are good to go.


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Re: Frustration

Post by k.a.m. » December 6th, 2011, 7:19 am

Smoker Tom wrote:Jethro.....there is nothing wrong with building a drum with out welding. A step bit and some fittings and you are good to go.
Tom, truer words have never been spoken. :mrgreen: One of the most impressive builds I have seen was a square offset built using only screws, bolts and maybe some rivets.



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Re: Frustration

Post by Jethro1 » December 8th, 2011, 8:07 pm

Now if that's not some good thinkin' Edna's kid. Super simple. :grillin:


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