Boiler/washing machine chicken

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  1. lukem

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    Scraped a bunch of charcoal out of the boiler and cooking chicken with it over the washing machine fire pit.

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    Was not sure what to expect from the title... :grizz:
     
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    Washing machine pit. That's a first for me. Any finished product pics?
     
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    Finished product didn't last long, but it sure was good.

    Washing machine drums are the perfect warm weather fire pit...you can still sit around the fire, but the pit blocks a lot of the radiant heat. I need to get a circle cooking grate for mine.
     
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    I have been using these for a while now- you just have to find a washer along the road with a stainless drum... Best one I have found so far is from a maytag neptune. Not too big, has the bottom for strength, good vent holes, and the round 24 inch Weber grate that target sells sits perfectly on it. I found out about the washer drums when I stayed at a campground just south of a Whirlpool factory. Walked around at night seeing all these crazy perforated burners.... When I looked in the morning I realized what they were.... Now I take one camping all the time.
     
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    .22 shot from the inside out makes good drain holes.

    I like the shorter tubs for cooking and the taller ones for general campfire use.

    The enamel drums hold up fine too.
     
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    The enamel doesn't burn or crack off? I figured they would be a mess in a month or two... I haven't needed to make drain holes yet. I have a cover for mine- the stainless pan from an old store bought outdoor fire place. I also have the tripod from an old over the fire cooking grate, and I just put that over the fire, with the flipped over saucer, and I can keep a campfire going all day in the rain. I dug up some old pics from camping. I have a shorter drum now, that the grate sits directly on.
     
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  8. MikeInMa

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    I've had one for years....no rust.
     
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