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  1. Have had a fun morning making loads of noise and dust.... always loved getting mucky. Two drums cleaned assembled and painted ready for the grills etc which will be next week.
  2. Time is the issue always Ice but had a couple of days this week so have cracked on....
  3. I work at sea Justin hence the delay. It has taken a while to plan it, changed my mind several times.... do I just buy or build was the main one, went for the build option. Steel sourced and basket is formed just need to weld it, grill racks are formed again got to weld them... mate is giving me some mig lessons on thursday so we should be good for a rib fest on Saturday once they are seasoned.... Friday night when I'm back from sea..
  4. After picking the drums up in February I have finally got round to making a start on building them. Bought some wheels and a top vent fron Colin Turner for one then just going basic on the other. Welding lessons next week from a mate to glue the basket and grills together.... got to get the drums burned out at the weekend...
  5. A few more slabs and a bit of a wall..... rain and works stopped play...... having a digger delivered soon so will be able to get the right hand side of the shack built... home for the Q and UDS
  6. Ditto, on the list for purchase
  7. It's not rocket science @sotv If you look closely the joints are shall we say...... rustic. It withstood several Devon gales over winter so robust as well. Have a go the fun is in the learning.... I'm going to have a go at welding again when I build my UDS..... not welded for 30 years so should be a laugh...🤣🤣
  8. Mine so far..... added the base for a cob oven since this photo. 85% reclaimed so far.....
  9. Did a 6kg hand a few weeks back..... that went to 18hrs, stalled for 3, it was worth the wait though..... Pulled pork sliders were lush. It'll be worth it @Wilf
  10. Rather than hijack another thread as I've been asked a couple of times how I built my outdoor cooking area from mainly recycled materials, so here goes. I'll add some photos at the end. The frame is the only bit that I had to buy, I was going to use telegraph poles, but they leach tar/creosote and are notoriously hard to find so i bit the bullet and went for 3m 4"x4" fence post uprights, th rafters are 6"x2" tanalised construction timber. Its about 2.5m wide at one end and 2.0m at the other with a dog leg in the middle due to the Devon bank behind it. The frame was braced with 45° noggins screwed I to place as in photo, cost of framework was about £100. The roof is reclaimed wriggly tin from a farmer up the road, right place right time.... free. The pallets were from a local roofing company who were glad to get rid of them.... free, I broke them up with a pry bar and recycled all the nails. A pallet is about 1.2m long so I put in some 3x3" uprights mid span to fix the pallet planks too, had to do a bit of jigging about because of the bank behind.... they are protected so we cant touch them.....much. I put a concrete pad in the corner as I am building a cob oven this summer. Ok all the slabs are reclaimed and we got them from Facebook marketplace.... just had to collect from a couple of places.... 60+ slabs....... free. So that's the story so far, it is being extended to the right hand side by a further 1.5m which is where the UDS's and Webber will sit, but not yet as we need to get a digger into the garden for some more landscaping. The left hand side will be blocked in to half height and I will make some shutters for when the wind blows.... we are almost at the high point of our village so it gets windy, the right hand side will have a roll up canvas for an entrance.... Any questions ask away.... loving my cooking over fire journey. @Raptor72 tagged you.
  11. Will do, how do I post multiple photos @Smokin Monkey
  12. Shall I post up a thread in the right section Raptor so l don't hijack Wilf's thread?
  13. Shove a beer can up its chuff.... did one the other week with some beer left in kept it moist. The two will cook at different timings... go one or the other or take sotv's advice..... I got a couple of books on kindle to help when I bought my Weber mastertouch.... you can drool away the hours and loads of info on set ups etc.... happy cooking
  14. try this one.... code below link @Wilf https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076QBJVWX?fbclid=IwAR0ddGMhJiZJs3QwmVD2yhTWWkUISfxldQ8S5qXFmRPAnopnyWSbyVsb6cw XPVDO769
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