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- 30 December, 2012
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On a cold December 23 evening I find myself standing outside cooking over a large metal Drum topped with a grill grate. The fuel for my fire is a mixture of hard woods consisting of oak and maple. It provides a good hot fire not only for warmth but also for the delightful dish I’m about to prepare.
And although my warm house and gas grill both sit 20 feet away, I forgot about them for a time to truly enjoy the winter’s air in my lungs and cook my wild game in a more primitive way.
When I first heard of what a Bum Drum was from a friend, I immediately knew this is what my backyard was missing. These custom crafted burn barrels not only give you something awesome to look at but they provide a purpose too. So yes, the glow of the Deer Stew logo looks extremely cool in the night, but more importantly it allows me to easily put food over a hot fire. The act of cooking food over a fire is something you normally associate with camping. It is often times a nuisance to keep a fire maintained on the ground with properly securing grates over the flame. Sitting at 33 ½ inches tall with a 22 inch opening at the top, the Bum Drum keeps just the right amount of distance between food and flame. It also provides plenty of room for cooking numerous foods at one time. At just under 3 feet it makes it very comfortable to stand and cook over as well. The Bum Drum is also nice to simply huddle around with family and friends keeping you toasty warm. Although we are not homeless, I now understand why someone who is would have such a useful survival tool. These bad boys can really get to cookin’.
Speaking of cooking, the beer can pheasant or as I like to now call it Beer up the BUM(DRUM) Pheasant will soon be on the barbie. Here’s what you’ll need to create this delicious game dish.
Step1- Go hunt and shoot some pheasants! Kidding, the hard part is out of the way. We have two nice sized birds already cleaned, plucked, and ready for seasoning.
You will need (2) 12 ounce cans of beer. Open beers, drink half from each and let sit until room temperature. Put 2 more holes on the top of the can if possible. Then add the following ingredients to each can:
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
Juice of 1 lemon
Now create your rub. Mix the following ingredients in a bowl and rub all over the inside and
out of the bird.
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
Juice of 1 or 2 lemons
Now it’s time to place pheasants on top of the can and carefully balance over the nice hot Bum Drum. Cook and enjoy the night with a few winter lagers with friends for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until internal temperature of thigh is 180 degrees. Remove pheasant when finished and let sit (with beer can still inside), for 10 minutes before diving in!
Other noteworthy aspects to the Bum Drum:
1.No need to use a lighter or your friends key chain to open your cold brews. Each Bum Drum is equipped with it’s own bottle opener attached to the side.
2.The real life bums up the street are throwing an alley way get together? Grab your Bum Drum by it’s conveniently placed handle and head down to that street gathering to keep warm and party with your less fortunate friends.
3.Want your favorite sports team or company logo to shine bright within the flame? Bum Drum is willing and able to create personalized drums to suit specific needs so that your logo burns brilliantly inside of each drum.
To get a Bum Drum of you own visit: www.bumdrums.com
or Email: BUMDRUMS.firstname.lastname@example.org