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Unread 10-11-2012, 06:22 AM   #10156
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I'm starting another UDS build and picked up a couple cans of the Kleen Strip and it really works. I didnt want to do a burn out so I used it to strip the paint off and then I had one lid with the tan liner and it worked like a charm. I got most of the paint off the drums although the pics show some spots. 2 cans for 2 drums. Gonna finish the build next weekend.


Wow that was a lot of tabasco sauce!
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Unread 10-11-2012, 06:38 AM   #10157
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Wow that was a lot of tabasco sauce!
Remember to shake well before using a 55 gallon drum to splash a few drops onto your dinner!
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Unread 10-12-2012, 07:26 AM   #10158
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The finished article...

"Thar she Smokes!!!"

Two barrel, lid conversion. Dual layer with bored out washing machine drum for grate. So far we've smoked several Chickens, two Butts, and a whole lot of Ribs.

Ribs are by far the winner - I've got them d-own... I'm holding a wallpapering brush which I find invaluable for applying the correct amount of sop !

Yeeee-haaaw
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Unread 10-13-2012, 05:29 PM   #10159
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Looks good, I'd like to see a little more on how the second barrel fits on the first and what mods you had to do to the bottom barrel.

Thanks
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Unread 10-13-2012, 10:11 PM   #10160
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This is my 30 gal that's been cleaned up with CLR to get the surface rust off the outside than buffed out and clear coat applied. With the crazyness of life right now it's gonna be a long build but I'm go an try to create a build thread for the mini's.
Anyone who has a 30 and has some input as to sizes and heights on everything please chime in or message me.
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Unread 10-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #10161
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Added another drum to the family. Behold the Denver Bronco UDS



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Unread 10-15-2012, 01:24 PM   #10162
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Gonna go pick up a 55 Gal Drum to build my first smoker.

First question (of many I am sure) ~ Is getting a stainless steel drum worth the $$$???
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Unread 10-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #10163
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I decided to try the spray on stripper on my latest UDS build. It is a food grade drum with a dark brown liner.


It took off 90% of the paint with one coat but didn't react with the liner.

After a couple burns with a weed burner and two more coats of the stripper I was able to get most of the liner off.



Cheers!
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Unread 10-16-2012, 11:46 PM   #10164
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Unread 10-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #10165
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After much delay (about a year), I finally finished my first UDS last weekend.
The unit was assembled from a free drum donated by a friend, some canibalized parts from 2 CL 22.5 OTS's, and a few other donated and purchased parts. It features 2 cooking grates, a 14" X 9" charcoal basket no-weld basket with attached pizza pan ash catcher, and for now a turkey thero fitted into a 1/8" X 1/4" brass hose barb. I'm planning on mounting a second turkey thermo probably next week, as well as investing in an ET 732 Digital with some anniversary money from my wife, part of which paid for my newly minted Brethren subscription.

Shown are: the finished UDS, the basket in progress and the aluminum rim added for seating the Weber lid.

Thanks to all the many Brethren for their insipring tips and recipes and the community attitude that makes this forum such a great place to be.

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Oh my....Nice build! You gave me an idea to finish my UDS.



I like the no weld option on your basket. I have a question for you: Are you going to connect the expanded metal assembly to the grate and catcher or is this bad boy ready to go?

Here is mine. I suck at painting, but it's supposed to be a UGLY Drum Smoker.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #10166
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Oh my....Nice build! You gave me an idea to finish my UDS.



I like the no weld option on your basket. I have a question for you: Are you going to connect the expanded metal assembly to the grate and catcher or is this bad boy ready to go?

Here is mine. I suck at painting, but it's supposed to be a UGLY Drum Smoker.
I never thought I'd give anyone here an idea, but thanks!

I love the Bat logo - ugly be damned!

The smoker's been operating each weekend for the last 3. I've done a fatty and ABTs first and 2 rib cooks on it. The temp control is great and I'm feeling guilty with my weber kettle sitting idle.

The expanded mesh is attached to the grate with stainless steel cable ties - it was an idea I saw here on the forum.
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Unread 10-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #10167
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Finished the UDS for my buddy's wedding present.

He is borderline obsessed with mustangs so I stuck an emblem on the lid (just don't tell him I painted his BBQ Chevy Red-Orange lol)

I was bored with mine being plain black so I put a couple coats of burnt copper engine enamel on it.




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Unread 10-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #10168
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My UDS
Very nice my next one #13 or #14 will copy your design. Thanks
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Unread 10-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #10169
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Alright what's the lineup for the next big number?


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Unread 10-19-2012, 12:41 AM   #10170
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Was just browsing through the homedepot website and found something that non-welder types can use to connect the charcoal basket rims to their base:



(The one pictured aboved is zinc coated but you get the idea.)

Or maybe get a smaller chain and weave it through the expanded metal, this way you will have a handle as well?
That's what I did. I bought a 6ft steel security cable kit from the depot and used these to attach it to the expando metal of the charcoal box. It works well because the cable is so stiff that it does not fall to the bottom of the drum. I can always reach in and grab some part of it as it rests against the side of the drum just below my second cooking grate. I'll have to post a pic tomorrow.
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