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Old 10-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Big ugly drum smoker?

So.. I'm new too the smoking world and I'm looking at gettin a nice smoker, i have been looking at the Big ugly drum smokers wich are made close to where I live. So I'm wondering if any of you have used one of these and what you thought about it? Also would I need to purchase a temp controller or do they come with one? I hope this isn't a dumb question..I'm just looking for some feedback before I spend hundreds of dollars...THANKS in advance.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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I have an UDS, and love it. I built it following the threads found here on BB. I don't think you can go wrong, great bang for the buck.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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A UDS has built i temp control you don't need it you can build a working UDS for 60.00 if you can read a tape measure and use a hand drill you have the skills necessary to build one.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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big poppa smokers has a drum kit. I real nice one.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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The UDS will do a fine job for you.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #6
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big poppa smokers has a drum kit. I real nice one.
Yea you just can't beat the quality and setup of the BP. The only improvement i made to it was putting expanded steel in the bottom of the basket so small pieces fall through and high heat silicone when i installed the vents.

Lots of ways to cook with it and easy to sear or grill with.
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