Now don't try to talk me out of this, it is NOT for me, but for my deer hunting buddy, Kajimoto san.
He bought a used oil drum, well actually it held red wine from Oz a while ago, he said he wanted to make a large oil drum type BBQ, for the occasional time he has large parties, and for when he wants to cook something big like a haunch of venison, or a small pig.
My basic idea is to slice it in half, some hinges on it to open and close like a clamshell. I'll put an ash pan in the bottom, using thin steel and some expanded mesh, then I'll put a large grill on it, made up of 1/4" cold rolled steel, as I know this will out last the expanded mesh grills, which usually sag after a few uses. Good large handles on the grill is another idea, to make it easy to lift off.
I'll be making a frame on the inside of the lid and the bottom of the grill, to help the grill hold it's shape.
What about vents? I'm thinking that two holes drilled in each side, with a corresponding set of holes on a plate that can be rotated to cover or open the vents would work....?
large handle on the top, and a large rack on the front to hang tools from. I'm also thinking a grease pot on the bottom, hung under a grease hole might be a good idea....?
The whole thing would be on a stand, with two wheels on the one side and two legs on the other.
Well, what do you think?
I've got a few Sundays to build this thing......
Anyone here built one?
Any links to plans?
I've seen a few on the net, smokers as well as BBQs, but nothing very well done in the way of a step by step, dos and don'ts.