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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default My UDS is born!

I finally decided to build my UDS. I picked up the barrel and fire basket from a client for free. Picked up a 22.5 weber at a garage sale for $5. Hardware at Home Depot cost me $23.

Cut the lid off. Did the Weber top mod. Cut my holes and inserted the 3/4 inch pipe. My client then welded them. Grate holes and handles and I'm all set.

I will power wash then burn it with a propane weed burner tomorrow. How long will it take to cool down after burning with a weed burner? I want to start smoking!!!
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Unread 06-15-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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You are on your way to a great DIY BBQ/smoker.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 12:48 AM   #3
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nice job!
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Unread 06-16-2011, 12:51 AM   #4
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Is their a link for the Weber top mod? I have an extra Weber top I can use. Does it have to be the 22.5"?
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Unread 06-16-2011, 01:47 AM   #5
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congrats brother u will enjoy, plus its always a conversation piece while ur cooking, my friends can never believe the good food came off that thing :)
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Very nice! I'm still on the lookout for a cheap kettle lid for my new one.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 08:02 AM   #7
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Welcome to the club!
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Unread 06-16-2011, 08:10 AM   #8
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I have a question. I received my Maverick wireless thermometer yesterday. How big a hole should I drill to get me probes in? Is there a way to seal them tight?
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Unread 06-16-2011, 08:17 AM   #9
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I did this:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=89382

Except I didn't put the aluminum strips in. I just riveted the two inch lip to the barrel. On one side I made a small v cut on the barrel and was able to hammer it tight and rivet it in place. I have a small bump just below it but it fits nice and tight.
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Unread 06-16-2011, 09:27 AM   #10
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as far as your maverick probes go. I went with this approach

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...postcount=7918
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great job
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Nice Job!!! I would also do a couple hour hot burn first, then powerwash and hit with the weedburner. Then season and smoke.
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Nice looking cooker!
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Unread 06-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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Congrats on the birth of your new "baby"!
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Unread 06-16-2011, 11:32 AM   #15
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Default I have a another question

How long will it take to cool down after I burn it with a weed burner?

Also how hot does the bottom of this get when smoking? Can I put it on my pavers? Or should I get something to sit it on?
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