A so it begins....
This is what Steve (aka) "Butts n Gutts" and I did for a good part of the 4th of July weekend. We acquire 3 food grade drums and started the construction of our first uds. There are 4 holes on the bottom an 1" in size, then threaded 3/4 in. pipe one will have a ball valve and the rest caps. The drum was burned with a weed burner and then the inside was started with the weed burner, but ended up burning some wood to get the bottom good.
Steve then took the wire brush attachment on a drill and went to down clean the inside and outside. After that was finished, we started the painting processes. Well the pictures, speak for themselves. The fire box was made with expanded metal on a weber charcoal grate attached with stainless steel nuts and bolts and large washers. The inside was seasoned with Crisco and is set for the first burn later this week. We also made some fatties for the firework party. These fatties have long grain wild rice, green onion, cranberries, olives, roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese. The outside is coated with pecan rub.
Butts-N-Gutts BBQ Team
UDS (born on July 2008 )
Custom Brick BBQ grill
Weber 22.5 Blue Kettle (CL rescue)
Superbly accurate, ferociously fast,
Ball Maker" 2008