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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #46
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. The idea of making a UDS is really intriguing to me. I found a small cheap nameless vertical on Craigslist I may pick up this weekend to tinker with in the interim. Thanks again, and I know I will be back asking questions throughout the build. The hardest part is finding the drum, as they're not readily available as it appears right now.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 01:17 AM   #47
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Rclark115,

Welcome to the family. I started off with a cookshack a few years ago as charcoal was a little intimidating. When I finally took the plunge I started with a weber otg and still think it was the best choice. Only regret was I bought new and not on craigslist.

If you do go the otg route definitely get a performer. On craigslist they are between $100 - $150

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If a UDS is on your list...Here is an ad for drums for sale near you...$20 to get the project going...

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/grd/4128998003.html
This link brings me to my most important question, these barrels contained cleaning chemicals. Is that no concern at all? Does burning a few times truly cleanse it completely? Just wondering
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I've never made or owned one, so I will defer to the UDS pros...there are many, many, many threads on the prep work required...Good Luck...
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A good hot burn out or two and scrub job and you'll be good.
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