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  1. #11
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    It's YOUR drum, do what YOU want.

    The comments on magnets are spot on.

    The ball valve works well.

    And paint the drum BRIGHT SILVER. Couple coats.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

  2. #12
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    Don't forget the pineapple
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    MY Blog:Http://acountryboyeats.blogspot.com
    Chargriller Smokin' Pro/SFB
    Webber 22.5"
    Memorial UDS Big Jim

  3. #13
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    I got a 1" valve as some guys I talked to said if they had to do it over, they woulda bumped up the size of the intakes.

    Thanks again for the replies.

  4. #14
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    I've used 1" valves more than a few times. Works great. I've got a 1" valve on both cub drums. I've been using 2 valves in place of a valve and 2 capped nipple and it gets me where I want to be. In this set up I have a 1" and a 3/4" valve. Hope you get her done soon.

    Love Peace and No Chicken Grease
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  5. #15
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    The HOT TICKET is a 3/4" ball valve with a BBQ GURU temperature control and 10cfm Pit Viper fan.
    No concern with getting enough air, temp. just runs where you set it.
    It's well worth the cost if you plan to cook on the drum a good bit.
    U.S.BBQ Supply sells 'em.

    And paint your drum bright silver, couple good coats. Then you can paint the color you want over the silver.
    Just sayin'.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

  6. #16
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    The HOT TICKET is a 3/4" ball valve with a BBQ GURU temperature control and 10cfm Pit Viper fan.
    No concern with getting enough air, temp. just runs where you set it.
    It's well worth the cost if you plan to cook on the drum a good bit.
    U.S.BBQ Supply sells 'em.

    And paint your drum bright silver, couple good coats. Then you can paint the color you want over the silver.
    Just sayin'.
    The pineapple is optional, except on mine.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

  7. #17
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    I normally get mine off fleebay. I have built a few of them (UDS's) so the last time I ordered I got 10 for 38.99 with free shipping. These were the 3/4" female brass full port ball valves and then only paying $3.90 ea. I always use the 3/4" close nipples for the holes and on fleebay you can buy bulk for really cheap. Just a suggestion.
    UDS - Aubrie


  8. #18
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    damn! Never thought of ebay.

    too late for me now!

    Love the concept of the guru, but these are my thoughts. I'm a weekend BBQ'er. I'm going to fire up the smoker to not only make great food, but to drink, sit outside, drink, and tinker around while I drink and cook great food. If I wanted plug and go, I'd have gone propane or electric.

    If I was a competition BBQ guy, and was in desperate need to maintain temps on a 16 hour cook....well yeah that's worth the $$$$$, but I'm a cheap bastard and probably spent spent less on my whole build than the cost of their lowest guru.

    again. one hell of a product, but I like sitting out by the smoker with a large bourbon, good book and a great cigar or 4 and cooking my food uninterrupted by the family!

    BTW...I ended up just putting on the valve

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene Lounge View Post
    damn! Never thought of ebay.

    too late for me now!

    Love the concept of the guru, but these are my thoughts. I'm a weekend BBQ'er. I'm going to fire up the smoker to not only make great food, but to drink, sit outside, drink, and tinker around while I drink and cook great food. If I wanted plug and go, I'd have gone propane or electric.

    If I was a competition BBQ guy, and was in desperate need to maintain temps on a 16 hour cook....well yeah that's worth the $$$$$, but I'm a cheap bastard and probably spent spent less on my whole build than the cost of their lowest guru.

    again. one hell of a product, but I like sitting out by the smoker with a large bourbon, good book and a great cigar or 4 and cooking my food uninterrupted by the family!

    BTW...I ended up just putting on the valve
    I was hot for a Guru at one time. But a properly built drum really doesn't need it. Mine holds for hours with very little fiddling.

    I suppose it would be nice to have when it's too hot/cold to go outside to check and regulate manually, but I'm with you. Hangin' out with the smoker enjoying a sip-sip and a good stogie is hard to beat. It really runs fine without it.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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