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Unread 10-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Here is my UDS build - Fairly standard setup - no weld firebasket instead of a charcoal grate I used these cooking grates that came with the 15 gallon brewpots on my brewing system.

In the workshop next to the brewing system.



I drilled all holes before the burnout, which was probably backwards, but it worked for me.



I cut the bejesus out of my hands on the expanded metal - lesson learned - wear gloves!



Pizza pan for an ash-catcher. It works pretty well, a tabletop grill would be better but what I've got works with little issue.



The burnout



Day after the burnout.



Wire wheeled after the burnout.



Greased up for the first cook



Overloaded fire basket



Ready to go



Smokin away



Spareribs, kielbasa and chorizo - the first cook



nom nom nom



Pork butt for the next cook



And some more sausages



I just picked up a Maverick ET-7 as the digital probe thermo that I had before that didn't work very well or have instructions in English. It works fairly well but the remote aspect of it is useless as apparently it loses the signal once I take the receiver inside my house. Oh well the remote aspect was just a bonus anyways.

I plan on adding a shelf to put the transmitter on, with a hook or two for utensils and / or gloves.

Eventually we are gonna paint it - not sure what yet - and make a base for it with wheels. So far its worked perfectly doing what its meant to do - cook good food!
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Unread 10-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Great job!! That's a fine looking drum. Food looks tasty too!
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Unread 10-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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I cut the bejesus out of my hands on the expanded metal - lesson learned - wear gloves!

Yeah, they need to put warning labels on that stuff. After I got done I looked like I'd been arm wrestling Edward Scissorhands.

Great job on the drum.
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Yeah, they need to put warning labels on that stuff. After I got done I looked like I'd been arm wrestling Edward Scissorhands.

Great job on the drum.

Nice build and pron! They are fuel misers. If got the ventilation really sealed, you can shut it down and reuse the coals for every cook and just add what you think you used from the last one.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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Yup you rocked the drum and the cook. Uds builds have to be hurting Weber sales they have to be.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing. I am wanting to build one in a BAD way. I like you 90* exhaust.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 05:14 PM   #7
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Looking good man, I have a drum but I've really been dragging my feet building a UDS. I think I'm just lazy. Hope your all healed up!
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Nice job. Simple and effective

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So easy a caveman could do it! Well, most cavemen....
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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #10
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Looks great! Awesome pictures by the way!
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Great job
I'm a sucker for good chorizo or linguica
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Good Look Drum! Keep the pron comming
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Am I seeing correctly, one level and no diffuser? Hows it been maintaining the temps? Looks nice.
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Looks good!! UDS and homebrew...what more could a person ask for!?

Have used expanded for a few fire baskets now, brother I feel your pain!!
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Good looking drum, and chow.
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