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tsanchez 02-05-2013 09:43 AM

My UDS build
Built a Ugly drum smoker last weekend, using an old drum and old weber kettle and old pressure washer cart, did a burn in sat night before I did a turkey sunday.. I decided to make a fire box in it to ease cleaning, worked pretty good.
I will make it pretty later once all the bugs are worked out.

jrn 02-05-2013 09:57 AM

Cool! Interesting fire box design. I'm anxious to see how it performs.

N8man 02-05-2013 10:09 AM

OutStanding!!! Thanx for sharing!!!

cowgirl 02-05-2013 10:25 AM

Great looking drum!

Midnight Smoke 02-05-2013 10:35 AM

Great skills you have! Can't wait to see it in action. Where is the Intake located?

NRF 02-05-2013 10:37 AM

Sweet lookin' cooker there! Nice work :thumb:

Carbon 02-05-2013 10:58 AM

Clever thought with the firebox. I'm also anxious to see how it performs.

jrn 02-05-2013 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by Midnight Smoke (Post 2355641)
Great skills you have! Can't wait to see it in action. Where is the Intake located?

Looks like two of'em in the bottom of the door.

Freddy j 02-05-2013 11:20 AM

love it! keep the pics coming!

tsanchez 02-05-2013 01:39 PM

It worked really well, only issue was I did a turkey and wanted to cook at 300 or so and with it wide open it would only get to 250 or so. Had to crack the door so it will get two more vents. Ill put a shelf on it and do some cosmetic work.

The fire box is capped at the rear but I left 2 inches at top for exh and added two half moon slots at the side so its even going up.:decision: I had originally planned to just make a simple one but this wasnt too hard since I have this scrap laying around(structural steel fab shop)

The 10x12 tube is 3/8 wall so once it gets hot it maintains temp pretty good no fluctuations.

Neonnblack 02-05-2013 05:55 PM

I love your build, but is it REALLY a uds? it does have a diffuser in it. Or is that for another thread : D? Just poking fun.

How big is the fire basket?

cholloway 02-05-2013 06:12 PM

Great job! Leave it like it is... ya know, UDS.

tsanchez 02-05-2013 06:56 PM

Fire basket is 18x10x6, yeah I thought of making it real ugly and putting some deisel stickers and such but Im gonna blast it and paint it black. The lid had a big ole dent from my sandrail, used to stick it on the trailer and took it to dunes for yrs(its the heavier gage weber)

Nice thing is it maneuvers well.

oifmarine2003 02-05-2013 07:03 PM

Looks cool. Nice job!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 02-05-2013 07:15 PM

The lack of enough intake to get up to temperature is a very good sign that you have solved the potential leaky door issue. This is going to be one sweet UDS once you add the extra intakes.

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