Just don't tell your friends about the UDS!
Especially don't tell them that you got a big supply of drum too!
It is hot as hell here today (94 degrees in the shade, 105 is my shop!, 95% humidity) and I have may ass out there building a drum for a friend of mine! He is on the way to help me finish. He wants to give it to has father in law for a father's day present so we are pushed to get it built. The things you do for true friends.
This is drum #11 I have built in the past year! I have all of my friends and family cooking on the drum! Brother, cousins, friends, etc.!
One thing for sure....I have a lot of "favors" that people owe me for the future!
OH YeaH! I have kept three for myself. They have been retrofitted with thermostated controlled fans so I just set and forget. (I do not built these types for friends...If they want to modify they are on their own!)
Bill Napper. Team Cook "JoeJo's BBQ"
Custom offset stickburner
Gas assisted cabinet smoker (400 lb. capacity!)
55 gal. drum smokers galore! (All custom built)