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caliking 05-19-2012 04:40 PM

Midi UDS build finished...with pr0n
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I started a thread about my build here

Now its done, so I thought I would present it to you all. Thanks for all the suggestions and helpful tips offered during the build!

I tried to go for an all-terrain mod, inspired by skidder. I would have opreferred pneumatic tires, but they were too big to use on a midi UDS. I put in 3 racks (2", 7", and 11" from the lip of the drum). Two racks are for cooking and the third rack is for a water pan/diffuser. Got the wheels (8") at Harbor Freight, on 5/8" threaded rod. The charcoal basket is made out of expando and a charcoal grate for an 18.5" weber kettle. The basket is 12" high, but the charcoal grate was bolted in at 4" from the bottom, so effectively the basket is 8" deep. The 16"x 2" ash pan is a cake pan from Amazon. Amazon also had the cooking grate and hinged grate.

I can't wait to get it dirty. Bottle opener above the handle will be put to good use!

BobM 05-19-2012 04:47 PM

Wow, nice work brother! :clap:

AustinKnight 05-19-2012 05:12 PM

Really nice finished product brotha looks nice and clean:thumb: now get to smoking :becky:

BigBobBQ 05-19-2012 05:26 PM

nice looking, it aint a uds anymore if it looks like that so get it dirty....

mbshop 05-19-2012 07:07 PM

ok, i havn't even started on my 16 gal drum smoker and already i'm lookin for a 30 gal drum. full drum would be just to big for ma as i'm in a wheelchair. great job !

Jethro608 05-19-2012 07:33 PM

re concider
Makes me rethink a uds B E Utiful !!! Job.

El Ropo 05-19-2012 08:28 PM

That's gonna make some great food. So get cookin'!

Love the wheels.

bigabyte 05-19-2012 09:36 PM

Great looking drum!

caliking 05-19-2012 10:13 PM

Thanks for the comments. I'm plotting to decide what to do the seasoning cook with, so I can start getting it dirty.

George - hope you can find a good source for 30 gallon drums. I had a heck of a time.The cool thing about the drum I bought is that the liner was real easy to get rid of - just a mild coating that burned off very easily with a weedburner. I know its all gone because there is now a little rust on the inside... so I need to get it seasoned quickly.

Hoosier1960 05-20-2012 09:19 AM

Looks great! I plan on one of these myself sometime.

Phubar 05-20-2012 09:26 AM


caliking 05-20-2012 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by Phubar (Post 2060335)

Thanks, Phu! You are responsible (actually, your midi is) for some of the inspiration to make this.

Tonybel 05-20-2012 06:09 PM

WOW!!!! It's a beautiful thing. Wish I had your skills to make one.

bbqchicken 05-20-2012 06:11 PM

Looks great! Its hot today. Can I come over for a dip?

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caliking 05-21-2012 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by bbqchicken (Post 2060882)
Looks great! Its hot today. Can I come over for a dip?

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You can come over... but only if you bring the beer.

The mods have already started - cut a notch in the lip of the drum to pass the wires of my maverick therm (got tired of threading them through a grommet), added nipple cap holders so I don't lose the caps when I open up the intakes, and also a bracket/shelf to place the transmitter for the maverick therm. I'll post some pics tomorrow.

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