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Old 09-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #9999
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Originally Posted by jgh1204 View Post

This is the mother of all UDS threads. All information you will need to build a UDS is in this thread. use this, and a search of the forum for UDS and you will find a wealth of information.


I recently scored a free food grade 55 gallon drum. I bought a weber replacement grill and some misc. hardware. I need to go buy a handle and some hardware to make an access door.

Any advice on air flow hole placement. Size of hole? I was thinkin about getting some roofing caps to use as closures for the holes in the lid.

With my minimal metal working skills, this is not going to be pretty, but hopefully it will be effective.
And this is how it all started. I think I explained at one time the name Ugly Drum Smoker. It was a take off on the Big Drum Smokers that were/maybe still are being made back then. When I tell friends and family about this thread they all say I should patent/trade mark the name. Way too late for that and if anything, the name belongs to the brethren for without them, there never would have been a UDS built in the first place.
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