My UDS is born!
06-15-2011 09:00 AM
My UDS is born!
I finally decided to build my UDS. I picked up the barrel and fire basket from a client for free.:clap2: Picked up a 22.5 weber at a garage sale for $5. Hardware at Home Depot cost me $23.
Cut the lid off. Did the Weber top mod. Cut my holes and inserted the 3/4 inch pipe. My client then welded them. Grate holes and handles and I'm all set.
I will power wash then burn it with a propane weed burner tomorrow. How long will it take to cool down after burning with a weed burner? I want to start smoking!!!
You are on your way to a great DIY BBQ/smoker.:clap2:
06-16-2011 01:48 AM
06-16-2011 01:51 AM
Is their a link for the Weber top mod? I have an extra Weber top I can use. Does it have to be the 22.5"?
06-16-2011 02:47 AM
congrats brother u will enjoy, plus its always a conversation piece while ur cooking, my friends can never believe the good food came off that thing :)
06-16-2011 02:57 AM
Very nice! I'm still on the lookout for a cheap kettle lid for my new one.
06-16-2011 09:02 AM
Welcome to the club!
06-16-2011 09:10 AM
I have a question. I received my Maverick wireless thermometer yesterday. How big a hole should I drill to get me probes in? Is there a way to seal them tight?
06-16-2011 09:17 AM
I did this:
Except I didn't put the aluminum strips in. I just riveted the two inch lip to the barrel. On one side I made a small v cut on the barrel and was able to hammer it tight and rivet it in place. I have a small bump just below it but it fits nice and tight.
06-16-2011 10:44 AM
06-16-2011 10:50 AM
Nice Job!!! I would also do a couple hour hot burn first, then powerwash and hit with the weedburner. Then season and smoke.
06-16-2011 10:52 AM
Nice looking cooker! :thumb:
06-16-2011 12:04 PM
Congrats on the birth of your new "baby"!:becky:
06-16-2011 12:32 PM
I have a another question
How long will it take to cool down after I burn it with a weed burner?
Also how hot does the bottom of this get when smoking? Can I put it on my pavers? Or should I get something to sit it on?
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