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Old 07-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #1
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Join Date: 07-29-12
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Default UDS Build Plans, Parts List, and Ideas

I was hoping to build a UDS this weekend and wanted to get some plans, part lists, or other ideas. I know that we have that giant UDS thread but I was hoping (if we don't already have it) we make a thread that simply has links to plans and part lists to build one. Maybe even your favorite tutorials or videos on how to build a UDS.

Thoughts? Anyone have any UDS plans, part lists, videos, or tutorials they can share with a beginner like me?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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Norcoredneck's wonderful tutorial....

Average Joe Backyard Enthusiast

How I Fire Up That Ugly DrumPit Smoker!!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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It won't be done by the weekend but I'm putting together a DIY UDS instructional and FAQ here: http://www.instructables.com/id/EKSDXSIHINO5PFJ/
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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Great links everyone, thank you so much.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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Welcome to the "gateway drug" cooker! You will love it man!
Okie Joe offset, UDS, Akorn, Weber Kettles, I'm JD.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:45 AM   #7
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Here is my UDS parts list with all cost. Understand that I use all stainless bolts, nuts, etc and include costs for everything. If you can get the stuff for free, cool, if not this is what it costs around here. Have fun!

Fire Basket Cost

¾ #9 expanded metal 8”W X 60”L $17
Charcoal grate from Weber 22-1/2” grill $10

3 3/8 X 4” Stainless bolts $10
6 3/8 stainless nuts and washers $3

3/16D steel rod 24”L $2

Ash Catcher
1 16” aluminum pizza pan $9
18” ¼” steel rod $5

1 55gal drum open at one end $25
3 ¾” short black Pipe nipples $3
2 ¾” Black caps $3
1 ¾” Ball Valve $11
2 22-1/2” Weber cooking grates $40
6 ¼” X 2 Stainless bolts $8
12 ¼” Stainless nuts and washers $4
2 6-1/2” metal handles $12
4 ¼ X ½ stainless bolts, washers and nuts $4
3 cans of high temp(500 deg) spray paint $18
1 22-1/2” Weber kettle lid $30
6 feet 3/16D steel rod $6
1 drum thermometer $17

Misc Supplies
1 tank of propane $15
½ roll .035 Innershield flux core wire $7

Total $ 259
Large BGE, Cold smokehouse, Kamado Joe Jr, [B]Santa Maria pit, Backwoods Chubby,
26.75" Weber custom performer, Blackstone 36" griddle, WGA
MAK One Star, Smokey Joe, Jumbo Joe Gold, Custom wooden handles for BBQ's made by Marty Leach (oh, that's me)

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:42 AM   #8
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Plenty of videos on YouTube
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uds, ugly drum smoker

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