Building things, fixing stuff, wrenching on cars . . . . . and some other stuff too.
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Hobo Barrel Cooking
Well old Glenn Filthie-cuswas going on the other day about him and his fun-employed friends up in the People's Republik of Canukiestan , hanging out around the burn barrel chugging Thunderbird and hating on all the libtards , and since he did not invite me to the party I figured I had to come up my own hobo barrel .
But not being satisfied with the classic open top bum rig I had to mix it up a little bit
I'll spare you the details , but all I did was cut off the lower third of the barrel at the middle of the roll ridge with my angle grinder . By cutting it at the middle of the ridge , the lid can be fitted tightly on the cut , so we end up with about a twelve inch high barrel with top and bottom . Then I cut in a door and attached it with a scrap piece of piano hinge and some rivets . The whole thing is sitting on top of the remainder of the barrel with an old concrete propane bottle pad as a base .
It needs some sort of chimney so an empty Coleman propane fuel cylinder . . .
. . . pop riveted onto the bent up tabs of a 4 inch pie cut hole in the lid does the job .
There ya go , something like that
A couple lengths of scrap four inch flu pipe fit right over it real slick
Made a sliding door latch out of an old bench grinder rest I found in my scrap iron bin .
Load it up with some winter dead fall from the maple trees in the back yard , touch it off and smoke out the neighbors .
Took about five minutes to heat up enough to burn clean .
Here's the proof on Oy-tube for all to see . Took about 8 minutes to boil a gallon of water in that old wok .
There, our new out-door TV and Filthie can keep his rot-gut Thunderbird wine .
Load it up with some real wood and build up some coals
Just in the right place to keep an eye on it from the kitchen window while . . . .
. . . I load up the dutch oven with some fixings for supper
Pop the lid off the rig , move the coals aside and set the dutch oven in the hobo barrel .
Pile some coals on top and let her rip for about an hour .
I did put the lid back on the barrel to keep the heat in as the coals burned down .
Behold the masterpiece .
Rake up the coals and chuck a few more sticks on it after supper .