I finally finished off the twin UDS that I had scavenged the parts for.
I tried something a little different with the basket. I used a deep dish pizza pan and the charcoal grate from a 18" kettle. I used stainless hardware and stainless threaded rod instead of bolts to save some $$.
Here is the final product. I used a deep fryer thermometer inserted through a hole in the handle. The handle supports the thermo along its length.
The thermometer reaches pretty close to the middle of the drum. I drilled a 5/32 hole and it fits perfectly. The thermometer can be pulled very easily but still forms a tight seal.
Here are both ready to go.
They need a quick clean up and a seasoning but soon I will have three UDS chugging away.