Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

OT - DIY fire pit (Solo Stove) ?

odie91odie91 Posts: 482
I know there's some pretty bright minds on here.    Anyone feel like coming up with a cheaper DIY version of this?   The concept I'm seeking to replicate is the smokeless-ness of the fire.




Comments

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,700
    Washing Macine Drums work great ...you can get them for nothing 


    Visalia, Ca
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 482
    I saw the washing machine drum hack, but it doesn't seem to address the smokeless feature.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,700
    edited September 3
    With wood you get smoke...their claim is minimize, they do that by a lot of airflow to keep it stoked , the hotter the fire the cleaner the smoke..the holes in the drum give great airflow to keep it stoked 
    Visalia, Ca
  • SlabotnickSlabotnick Posts: 215
    I don't have a good solo stove hack, but I do have the solo stove. I know it is expensive, but it is really nice. Once it is going the smoke is very minimal, a very impressive engineered design. I have a family member with bad asthma and she couldn't normally get near a fire, but with this she doesn't have a problem sitting right by it once the fire is burning well. It's almost like the smoke disappears.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,700
    I just watched the video ....that is very small so I assume you want portable which the washer drum,is a bit big for that....if you don't need portable give tje washer a shot , 
    Visalia, Ca
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,276
    time to repurpose one of these ...

    canuckland
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,700
    time to repurpose one of these ...

    Couple nice SS Drums right there ... they make a screaming fire 
    Visalia, Ca
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 482
    Not really concerned with portability.  More the smoke reduction.  But per your suggestion I'm still trying to source a drum on Craigslist haha.  
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,276
    I know someone who's an appliance service technician.  Apparently they replace the entire drum assembly to avoid excessive labour cost in removing/replacing some corroded aluminum part that was attached to it.
    canuckland
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,700
    They sell them ( washer drum fire pits) here complete $50.00-$75.00 at the swap meet
    Visalia, Ca
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 482
    I wonder what it would cost at a metal scrapyard.  I'm sure they would only give a fella $2 for one at the ones here, so maybe a 10x markup to $20 haha
  • odie91odie91 Posts: 482
    So I finally sourced a washer drum on craigslist yay.   Am I supposed to coat it with some type of flame proof paint?
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.