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Old 06-13-2018, 11:33 PM   #13216
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using splits now in my charcoal basket

Im finding it gives a more robust, present flavor. and still thin smoke rolling out of the cooker



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Old 06-24-2018, 09:52 PM   #13217
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Just did my first degreasing cleanse of my 110 gallon UDS. Holy chit. Some people do this after every cook? I am exhausted... started at 7 pm and worked well past 9pm with the flood light on. Getting it ready for perhaps an extended long term shelving while the stick burner get some attention.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:10 PM   #13218
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using splits now in my charcoal basket

Im finding it gives a more robust, present flavor. and still thin smoke rolling out of the cooker



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Looks blue to me, mango.
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:48 PM   #13219
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Just did my first degreasing cleanse of my 110 gallon UDS. Holy chit. Some people do this after every cook? I am exhausted... started at 7 pm and worked well past 9pm with the flood light on. Getting it ready for perhaps an extended long term shelving while the stick burner get some attention.

I think you are blazing the trail with the 110 gallon. The 55 gallon is far easier to clean
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:38 AM   #13220
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I've never cleaned the UDS. Just the grates. I think of it as next cook flavour
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:28 AM   #13221
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Just did my first degreasing cleanse of my 110 gallon UDS. Holy chit. Some people do this after every cook? I am exhausted... started at 7 pm and worked well past 9pm with the flood light on. Getting it ready for perhaps an extended long term shelving while the stick burner get some attention.
Maybe I am doing it wrong??? I pour in a boiling pot of water, swish, dump, repeat, rinse and dry. The rest is just seasoning.

I would like to get a drum that big! How wide is your grate, and how tall?
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:24 PM   #13222
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Maybe I am doing it wrong??? I pour in a boiling pot of water, swish, dump, repeat, rinse and dry. The rest is just seasoning.

I would like to get a drum that big! How wide is your grate, and how tall?

Someone on the Hunsaker page suggested degreasing after every cook (comp) so I decided to do it since I haven’t cleaned it out since the original build. I have six 29” grates built by Shirley Fab but only use three of them so far. Really only two since the third is a catch all resting on the Hunsaker vortex basket.

I spent most of the time cleaning the drum, heat deflector, and the basket itself. Oh, and the lid needed a good coat of degreaser as well. Did everything twice to use up the whole bottle.

I have 23” of vertical space from the top grate to the catch all grate. The drum itself is 42” tall.. then add the 4” casters I put on it. Overall it’s a little shy of 48” tall. Farking thing is a beast.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:59 PM   #13223
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I know that UDS are extremely efficient when cooking DOTC (direct over the coals). I would cook with a full basket of LUMP charcoal and the volume would hardly change, so I finally decided to test how efficient the uds is.

I wanted to see how much lump charcoal by weight and volume a uds cooking DOTC would use for a typical cook. I used a bone in pork shoulder for the test. I wrapped it after 6 hours and then took it to 202 degrees. I cooked at 250 degrees using the heatermeter to keep temp, and total cook time was 10 hours.

ambient temp started around 97 degrees and it cooled to probably 90 degrees after dark.

I measured the full chimney before cooking and then after cooking I shook off the ash and measured again.I did not use any wood chunks as I wanted to test only the charcoal efficiency

I used the chimney as my charcoal basket and just stuck it in the uds. only mods were to remove the plastic handle, and turn the bottom upside down for more space.


Results. wow!!! I wasnt surprised but it was impressive none the less.

not only are UDS super cheap to build, they are also super cheap to use.

cooking at 250 for 10 hours dotc, the uds only used 2.5 lbs of lump charcoal,
or 0.25 lbs of lump per hour of cook time .
therefore a 20lb bag in theory should give 80 hours of cooking time.
and at $16/bag my charcoal cost for a 10 hour cook comes out to only $2.00 per cook




chimney base installed upside down for more space in chimney



full chimney weight 7lb 9 oz



full chimney lit and in place for cook. notice the plastic handle grip has been removed.



volume after the cook before ash shaken out. looks like used about half volume



ash shaken out, finish weight 5lbs 0.9 oz



heatermeter burn log



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Old 06-27-2018, 12:37 PM   #13224
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I gave away my first uds. I had some ideas on how to improve the uds and wanted to try them out

I borrowed the exhaust idea from the pbc.
1. Makes for a better sealed unit
2. Works the same in rain
3. Doubles as the inlet for the probe wires
4. Triples as the holes for the rod for hanging
5. It's also the handles for the drum.

I made it sealable so you can easily kill the charcoals once the cook is over



I used three bolts per grate instead of the standard four. Each one is 24" apart. Makes it a little easier to get grates out, saves on drilling and bolts.

I have the coals sitting on a grate 15" from the bottom cooking grate and 7" from bottom of the drum. Bottom of drum stays cool.
Being so close to the coals makes for a bloody efficient cooker.

I splurged on a drum dolly to keep the bottom of the drum dry when it rains. I could have used cinder blocks but what the hey it wasn't that expensive
I like the idea of the side exhaust holes. Are those just 1" nipples with PVC caps?
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I like the idea of the side exhaust holes. Are those just 1" nipples with PVC caps?
thanks. the side exhaust is one of the best mods Ive done to the uds
Iirc its 1 1/4 pipe with screw on pvc caps. inside diameter I believe is 1.380"

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Old 06-28-2018, 01:47 AM   #13226
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:12 AM   #13227
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Is anyone using a hitch mounted cargo rack to transport their drums? Any advice if so or other methods assuming no truck bed available?
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Is anyone using a hitch mounted cargo rack to transport their drums? Any advice if so or other methods assuming no truck bed available?

I’ve seen many of them used for transporting drums. Just look for one that is 23-24 inches deep to hold the drum.
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https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb...ier-69687.html
This one is wider than the metal ones.
27 5/8" wide

Cheaper narrow one
https://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb...ier-66983.html
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:57 AM   #13230
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I can't believe I made it though this entire thread. Only took me couple months.
Thanks everyone for sharing. I avoided many mistakes due to this thread.
Seasoned and getting ready to smoke first fatty this weekend. Still weird saying I rolled and smoked a fatty. Plenty of funny looks when I tell people that.
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