Hi all! After spending countless hours reading posts I finally did my first UDS.
I feel like a proud papa and sat by her side last night for some 5 hours watching my temps and making sure all would be ok. I wasn't let down. The top of the stack is @ 6' I wanted it this high so when we're out back the smoke doesn't choke us out and living in Phoenix everyone has 6' block walls so this will also aid in the drafting.
My UDS which I named Arizona Ugly I, climbed up to 400F with all vents open just as I wanted and then one by one I lowered the temp and she held at 240F for the last couple hours until I ran out of beer errr had to go to sleep.
I have a few more gadgets Im adding to her this week like wheels, night lights, bottle opener with catcher and a wood basket made from old Freon jugs.
Anyway, glad I found this place and I look forward to learning mush more in the future.