Here are some pics of the UDS I'm building. First attempt ever. Huge thanks to lavinjj for helping me acquire the drum (I got two, actually). Even was kind enough to show me his previous builds for some tips/tricks. This UDS is going to a buddy for cost of parts. I just wanted to try and build one and he needs a smoker. Win/win.
Test fit of the lid. It is off of a Charbroil grill that I got on Craigslist for $15. I had to cut off the lip on the drum and pull out the lip on the lid. PITA. Buddy wanted the domed lid, but it will be flat lids from here on out for me.
Ball-valve adjustable intake:
Caps for the other intakes. There are 3 - 3/4" pipe nipples in addition to the 3/4" ball valve:
Burning it out (and removing the paint):