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Ashmont 05-09-2008 10:38 AM

My first UDS Charcoal Basket
My first UDS Charcoal Basket! I am so proud it worked like a champ first time out. Might open it up a little more for more charcoal to get longer burn time. I got a little over 12 hours cooking 8 butts.

So here are the pictures so I made it! :biggrin::biggrin:

pigpen269 05-09-2008 10:50 AM

Wow thats a really tall fire basket. you could have a 40hr burn time with that thing.

Dr_KY 05-09-2008 11:07 AM

Cut that baby a least half way down or roll it the other way so it's wider and lower.

Ashmont 05-09-2008 11:20 AM

I didnt fill it all the way

Originally Posted by Dr_KY (Post 632651)
Cut that baby a least half way down or roll it the other way so it's wider and lower.

But I will expand it out to be larger. There is some overlay at the seem so I could make it larger.

Bbq Bubba 05-09-2008 11:24 AM

Don't want them hot coals too close to your meat! (grill mod) :cool:

puff 05-09-2008 03:18 PM

Abe Lincoln would be proud. :shock:

OSD 05-09-2008 03:26 PM

You could it in half and then you would have a basket for the next UDS you build too.:cool:

dealm9 06-02-2011 01:22 PM

what is that wire that is holding it in place?

Ashmont 06-02-2011 01:25 PM

Stainless steel welding wire!

Hunterman95 06-02-2011 01:33 PM

My 1st basket looked just like yours (tall & narrow). I worked ok, but I let it out to make it wider so the coals wouldn't be so close to the meat. I like having it tall though, it's just the right hight to rest my diffuser on top of it.

Downtown Smokeout 06-02-2011 01:47 PM

Nice job!

I went tall with my first one. Cut a 2'x2' piece of expanded stainless in half and rolled it. My next one I'm cutting into 8" strips and going around the outside of of the grate.

1FUNVET 06-02-2011 01:55 PM

Nice job :thumb: And you even had some change left from buying the material.:becky::becky:

Ashmont 06-02-2011 01:56 PM

It is still in use at the farm when I am there i always cook a chitload while working and yes I can get almost 24 hours outta a burn. :heh:

Smok'n n Joke'n 06-02-2011 04:47 PM

So........size does matter :icon_blush:

Bbq Bubba 06-02-2011 07:52 PM


Originally Posted by Smok'n n Joke'n (Post 1662348)
So........size does matter :icon_blush:

No, obviously just length.

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