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Unread 11-05-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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I have a wsm and I was wondering how much more food I can do on a uds? I can do 6 racks do bbb using rib racks on my wsm, how much more food can I do with a uds?
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What size UDS?
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55 gallon drum
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Well...the grates aren't the same size so I guess not the equal amount of food.....UDS holds more.
Also depends how many grates you have in the UDS and if you got a Weber lid or a flat lid.
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I plan on putting two grates and a weber lid.mjust trying to decide if it is worthwhile to bio
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Yeah...it's worth it.
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Well I do have a wsm ;)
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The grates in a UDS built from a 55 gallon drum are 22.5" diameter, so each shelf has about 120 sq inches more cooking space than an 18.5" diameter grate. That's significant.
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Thanks Ron so basically I'll have a 22.5"ER and the 18.5"ER ;)
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I have a 22.5 WSM and just finished acquiring all of the parts to build my first UDS. I also have 2 extra drums that I picked up in a deal so eventually I'll probably have 3 UDS's. Everything is on hold at the present since I broke my leg at the anckle in 2 places last Saturday. OUCH ! I say go for it and build the UDS regardless. You can never have enough grills and/or smokers.
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Thanks Ron so basically I'll have a 22.5"ER and the 18.5"ER ;)
Yeah- something like that!

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Yep just like that Brian!!! Awesome
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The grates in a UDS built from a 55 gallon drum are 22.5" diameter, so each shelf has about 120 sq inches more cooking space than an 18.5" diameter grate. That's significant.
Which is about 50% more cooking space!
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