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Deeg
07-14-2013, 11:10 PM
I'm putting together a DIY UDS page with a FAQ and I'd like to include some links to BBQ contests that were won by a UDS team. Do any of you have some links please? Thanks!

nthole
07-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Many. Look up gateway drum smokers.

MarleyMan
07-14-2013, 11:35 PM
Oops...

Big Poppa
07-15-2013, 12:53 AM
I use a drum for our chicken

Rookie'48
07-15-2013, 01:26 AM
KC Can Crew, just to name one.

pwa
07-15-2013, 02:55 AM
yep I use 2 and a performer

smokinrack
07-15-2013, 06:54 AM
couple weeks ago we were at one that had 28 teams, I saw at least 5 out of those had UDS.Some used them along with other smokers and the team that won had one he was using along with a water cooker.They seem pretty popular

K-Train
07-15-2013, 06:57 AM
see them all the time

Q*bert
07-15-2013, 08:09 AM
We just started competing this year & have some $$ & hardware from 3 amateur comps. We've used UDS to win, & we're sticking with it. We're doing one more amateur comp at Bluemont this month and then going pro at Pickin' in the Panhandle.

$billBBQ
07-15-2013, 08:15 AM
We use 2 drums and in our 1st 2 comp 5th in brisket, then at our 2nd comp 1st pork, 4th chicken, 5th brisket again. They are great when you are competing on a shoestring budget.

ITBFQ
07-15-2013, 08:19 AM
I use a UDS to compete... only one competition under my belt, and got second in ribs out of 28 teams. Saw lots of teams using drums that day, as well as at many of the comps I have judged. I love mine!

sweetheatbbq
07-15-2013, 08:36 AM
If you are looking for teams that have won using UDS, Gateway BBQ Store has a list of teams that bought there drums and have taken GC. They refer to this season as the Insane Can Posse Tour and have a pretty good list of teams that use them and win. I use three homemade UDS at comps and have done pretty well but no GC so far.

jrbBBQ
07-15-2013, 09:57 AM
I use one for chicken. I scored a 180 this year with it, so yeah drums do well in competition.

jelser
07-15-2013, 11:00 AM
I use a couple of UDS's and been doing very well in competitions, several RGC's and a GC this year so far. I am leading the FBA in points right now without using the expensive pits that are available.

Outnumbered
07-15-2013, 11:49 AM
I've gotten several calls and one GC using homemade UDS's in 10 comps to date.

jschliesman
07-15-2013, 02:16 PM
We used four drums at the Lenexa BBQ this year, got 4th overall out of 183 teams. We got 9th in chicken, 25th in ribs, 106th in pork (don't ask), and we won brisket. Our team name is Bare Bones.

jmoney7269
07-15-2013, 02:51 PM
We use a UDS to cook chicken and finish brisket
Cook brisket and ribs on a Pitmaker BBQ vault
Out biggest of 5 grand champion finishes was 121 entries we took 1st brisket, 1st chicken, 3rd ribs.
http://i.imgur.com/YdgTwWI.jpg

jschliesman
07-15-2013, 04:06 PM
Nice chicken pic, jmoney7269 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=21921)

sdbbq1234
07-15-2013, 07:21 PM
We used one for chicken, but have since got a WSM for that. That UDS was too big to haul around with all the other crap we have.

They are a beautiful thing!

wallace

fat heads bbq
07-15-2013, 07:32 PM
redneck scientific uses uds and they do pretty good fairly regularly.
we have used 1 for pork once but did not do well.:sad:

gettinbasted
07-15-2013, 07:55 PM
I cook everything but ribs on my drums. As soon as I can transfer my rib method over successfully, I will cook them on a drum too!

Rub'n Wood BBQ
07-15-2013, 07:58 PM
Yep - it what we cook most of our meats on.

mgp03051
07-15-2013, 08:03 PM
We use 4 at comps one for each category Each have their own pid control... We have had good luck with them 1 armature Gc , many people's choice..we have done 6 KCBS so far and finished top 5 in one ,top 10 in 3.....

Rich Parker
07-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Thats how I roll. Two drums is all I use.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/8722791205_f29b64d731_b.jpg

Deeg
07-15-2013, 08:59 PM
Thanks guys! I found a few links.

hedge
07-15-2013, 09:19 PM
its the indian, not the arrow.

Kentster911
07-16-2013, 08:55 AM
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t297/Kentster911/ICP.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/Kentster911/media/ICP.jpg.html)

daninnewjersey
07-16-2013, 09:00 AM
Yup.....had a lot of people staring at us :mrgreen::mrgreen:

Hawg Father of Seoul
08-10-2013, 12:11 AM
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t297/Kentster911/ICP.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/Kentster911/media/ICP.jpg.html)

Why do guys put the aluminum foil on the one handle?

gettinbasted
08-10-2013, 12:32 AM
Why do guys put the aluminum foil on the one handle?

The lid has a hook inside of it to hook on the edge and the inside of the lid will rest on the handle. The foil protects the pretty paint job.

mgp03051
08-11-2013, 12:00 AM
We use 4 at comps one for each category Each have their own pid control... We have had good luck with them 1 armature Gc , many people's choice..we have done 6 KCBS so far and finished top 5 in one ,top 10 in 3.....

We got our first GC a few weeks ago in RI and our drums are going to The Jack!

Kave Dweller
08-11-2013, 11:02 PM
Thats how I roll. Two drums is all I use.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/8722791205_f29b64d731_b.jpg

You were going to be my example a) rich