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    egg style bbq from a keg

    I wanted one of those big green egg bbq's but my scottish heritage didnt want to pay $1800 bucks for one so i had a go at making one. works real well, gets up over 400 degrees, and will sit at 200 degrees for hours without any stoking or adjusting. it is slightly small though, couldnt do a whole leg of lamb.


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    I've got an unused 400l oil bowser at work I'm considering doing something like that to. Should be big to do a hindquarter of beef at a time (no I wouldn't do that)
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    That looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I've got an unused 400l oil bowser at work I'm considering doing something like that to. Should be big to do a hindquarter of beef at a time (no I wouldn't do that)
    Why not?
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    that would work well tommy,but the lid will be bloody heavy. my small one is around 20 kg. you would need to have some kind of small hoist to lift it or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANOTHERHUNTER View Post
    that would work well tommy,but the lid will be bloody heavy. my small one is around 20 kg. you would need to have some kind of small hoist to lift it or something.
    I was thinking more along the lines of a door in the side? It's big enough for two or three adults to cram into (about 1200 around, 1500 high, a cylinder stood on end), so leaning in would be a mission. I'm more stuck for somewhere for it live once I've done it hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines of a door in the side? It's big enough for two or three adults to cram into (about 1200 around, 1500 high, a cylinder stood on end), so leaning in would be a mission. I'm more stuck for somewhere for it live once I've done it hahahaha
    faaaa good for half a cow! would make a good beer keg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANOTHERHUNTER View Post
    I wanted one of those big green egg bbq's but my scottish heritage didnt want to pay $1800 bucks for one so i had a go at making one. works real well, gets up over 400 degrees, and will sit at 200 degrees for hours without any stoking or adjusting. it is slightly small though, couldnt do a whole leg of lamb.
    Can you show us the grate etc? I might know where to get a keg or two..

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    ill get some more photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Can you show us the grate etc? I might know where to get a keg or two..
    If you know where to get a keg or two please let me know first before they are butchered!

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    Kegs are useful for stuff like beer. Chopping up a couple of out-of-test LPG 9kg cylinders might be bettererer
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    inglishill are you the still maker ?

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    what have you used for insulation? i made one from a 9kg bottle, but had varying success roasting chickens. (1 out of 3 were good to eat) could not maintain a constant temp with it closed up for roasting. tried opening a vent etc
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    i used fire cement. its got a vent at the bottom and another at the top,and the fire is up in a bowl so it gets air all around it.

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    Would be good for a smoker

 

 

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