This is going to be a thread in progress. I hope you enjoy giving as much as I do!
Most of my friends and family who have the opportunity to build their own UDS' have. With my help and or designing their own from the UDS thread. For those of my friends and family who for various reasons could not build their own but have that smoking desire, this is for y'all! Merry Christmas!
SsSsshh, keep quiet until Christmas though.
I will update as much of the steps as possible. Spent all day yesterday grabbing most things required for the builds.
All 3 will have dome lids. The 55 will have two racks. The recipient of this one also needed a grill so double win. I have another 55 top, so when he has to grill and smoke at the same time he will use the second rack only, with that lid and the dome and cooking grate on the weber.
All three will be Norco's redneck design. Its one I know works. I am experimenting with single intakes on my personal drums.
1 each Recon Unlined 55 gallon open head drum
3 each 1" Gas pipe nipples plus 2 caps
1 each 1" Ball valve (decided to bump up to 1" due to my last build performing better with it in low to know wind conditions, ie. overnight summer cooks)
6 each 1.5" zinc carriage bolts nuts and washers for rack (I use my Propane torch and turn them glowing red and remove all the funky stuff)
1 each Weber 22.5" Kettle grill for dome lid, cooking grate. Will also build up grill so parts can be used for grilling or smoking.
1 each ash catcher ( will use the "deheaded" drum bottom after cleaning jagged edges)
1 Thermometer (undecided)
1 each 14" diameter coal basket made from flattened expanded metal with 3" feet
1 each New Unlined 30 gallon 19 gauge open head drum
3 each 3/4 gas pipe nipples and 2 caps.
1 each 3/4 Brass Ball valve
3 each 1.5" zinc carriage bolts nuts and washers for rack (I use my Propane torch and turn them glowing red and remove all the funky stuff)
1 each Kingsford 18.5" Kettle grill for dome lid, cooking grate. Will also build up grills so parts can be used for grilling or smoking.
2 each Exterior Handles Fastened with SS screws
1 each Beer Bottle opener Fastened with SS screws
1 each Thermometer (undecided) walmart generic probaly
1 each 12" diameter coal basket made from expanded metal with 2.5" feet
1 each ash cathcer (undecided) Pizza pan maybe
UDS' in their most bare forms.
Daddy's Big helper [Future Pit Master]
Basket drawings. Going to be all expanded metal with flat bar handles and bolts for feet.