Originally Posted by Jimlg28
Here is my UDS. The barrel is a bit wrinkled, and the lid is a little large, but it seals fine. Have some pork smoking in it right now :)
The basket was made at my neighbors welding shop. The handles are a rake handle I cut into three pieces.
On my test fire, it held 230 for 6 hours. I went to bed then, so it probably kept it there a few hours longer. The temp management is much better than my cheap upright.
Work of art. Seeing that it appears to be running under a covering, all UDS users HEED THIS WARNING
Do not leave your smoker unattended when it's uncovered!
It can be almost out of coals, looking like it's almost dead. But if you leave it uncovered, 10, 15 minutes can go by before it finally starts billowing into a flame thrower reaching over twice its height and lots of heat!
Don't burn your house down.