My John Deere UDS
Well last summer someone at work was disposing of a shipping barrel that I took home with the crazy idea of making a smoker. When I searched the net, this thread came up and I realized what I really wanted was called a UDS. What a fascinating new world! Yes, I read every single post and kept great notes. Then, I made my own. Here it is... folding cedar shelf and all. Tonight, I lit the basket, and... IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM! Thin wispy smoke, holds a steady 225... I made MOINKs tonight and tried out the bottle opener on some Wisconsin microbrew. Oh my goodness I love this thing! To all the brethren who have posted their experiences in the first 700 pages of this thread, I thank you for the education.