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swbill 10-28-2013 05:47 PM

My UDS build
 
Picked up a barrel this weekend to get going on my UDS, For anyone in SW Michigan there is a guy on craigslist in Allendale that has a bunch of fruit barrels for sale for $20 each, They are all in great shape.
Got it mocked up then tore it down to burn.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...psfb5a98a7.jpg
While it was burning all day I got the basket done.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...psd618d80d.jpg
Tonight I got sand blasted it and got it ready for powder coat. Its in the oven right now. I went with black bronze illusion for the color (because I had enough of it here to coat this thing)
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ps314d48df.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ps03c82988.jpg
Might get the finished pics up tonight depending on how the first coat comes out.

swbill 10-28-2013 05:48 PM

BTW these are sand blasted pics not coated pics.

Fwismoker 10-28-2013 05:51 PM

Looks GREAT so far! Drums are great cookers..i'll put them up against those fancy thousand of $ smokers anyday of the week for quality of product.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 10-28-2013 06:07 PM

Sounds like you got some good skills to produce an outstanding UDS. Looking forward to,see what you come up with.

Teleking 10-28-2013 06:30 PM

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...1/DSCF1341.jpg

Weber lid should look like a glove.

swbill 10-28-2013 06:32 PM

Teaser pic. The color came out great, Here is the clear coat as its going back in the oven.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0725d8a1.jpg

swbill 10-28-2013 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teleking (Post 2673838)
Looks like the same barrel I got. Weber lid should fit like it was made for it.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...1/DSCF0069.jpg

I don't think that's the pic you ment to post but damn that's cool. You build that one?

Teleking 10-28-2013 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swbill (Post 2673844)
I don't think that's the pic you ment to post but damn that's cool. You build that one?

Tried to edit and it came through above your last post. All thumbs on the phone tonight. Look above your last post. And yes I built it.

swbill 10-28-2013 07:35 PM

Well im terrible at taking pics and now its dark out so this is the best I could get that shows the color. Ill have finished pics hopefully in the sun tomorrow .
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...psa8c59a53.jpg

StanDaMan79 10-28-2013 10:16 PM

Beautiful! Thought about the SB and Powder Coat on my barrel, but it came with a 160 price tag.

swbill 10-29-2013 05:38 PM

Well its done. Seasoning it right now. Its been going for a half hour and only at 200, Is that right?
If we ever see sun again ill post better picks,This color is real cool in the sun.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ps45cc5ead.jpg
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6b43771.jpg
My first basket fill, About 8 pounds of kingsford with some applewood chunks.Is that about right?
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2d816451.jpg
Some smoke
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3fdd1f6a.jpg

Georgiaboy98 10-29-2013 06:31 PM

Love the color you'll love the new cooker!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 10-29-2013 06:39 PM

I fill my basket right to the top. Whatever is left over, usually quite a lot, can be reused next cook, I just make sure all the ashes have dropped through the bottom, ten redistribute the wood chunks and fill back to the top again with a little more wood mixed in.

Are you cooking anything like a fatty to season it? You want to get a coat of grease on there right away.

Oh, and a nice looking build.

swbill 10-29-2013 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 2674988)
I fill my basket right to the top. Whatever is left over, usually quite a lot, can be reused next cook, I just make sure all the ashes have dropped through the bottom, ten redistribute the wood chunks and fill back to the top again with a little more wood mixed in.

Are you cooking anything like a fatty to season it? You want to get a coat of grease on there right away.

Oh, and a nice looking build.

I wiped down the inside with vegetable oil then about a hour in I threw a pound of bacon on. Not sure I trust the thermostat, After a hour at 225-250 the bacon is burnt crisp. Only other bacon ive done was wrapped so maybe at that temp it would be done just laying on the grate?

BASSER 10-29-2013 09:12 PM

looks really nice swbill. Quality.


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