Originally Posted by smokainmuskoka
After much delay (about a year), I finally finished my first UDS last weekend.
The unit was assembled from a free drum donated by a friend, some canibalized parts from 2 CL 22.5 OTS's, and a few other donated and purchased parts. It features 2 cooking grates, a 14" X 9" charcoal basket no-weld basket with attached pizza pan ash catcher, and for now a turkey thero fitted into a 1/8" X 1/4" brass hose barb. I'm planning on mounting a second turkey thermo probably next week, as well as investing in an ET 732 Digital with some anniversary money from my wife, part of which paid for my newly minted Brethren subscription.
Shown are: the finished UDS, the basket in progress and the aluminum rim added for seating the Weber lid.
Thanks to all the many Brethren for their insipring tips and recipes and the community attitude that makes this forum such a great place to be.
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
Oh my....Nice build! You gave me an idea to finish my UDS.
I like the no weld option on your basket. I have a question for you: Are you going to connect the expanded metal assembly to the grate and catcher or is this bad boy ready to go?
Here is mine. I suck at painting, but it's supposed to be a UGLY Drum Smoker.
Dbl Bbl Smoker, UDS, ECB, Char-Broil gas grill & charcoal grills, SJ - Certified Moink Baller
Last edited by SmokinJohn; 10-17-2012 at 03:38 PM..
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