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Unread 03-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #10726
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Default My UDS build

Well, I read the complete thread and what a thread that was, thank you to all who contributed, I did my best to inwardly digest the masses of advice and info and this is what I have built.
The Burn


Fire box


Ready to season with beef dripping


The shining


First paint job


Finished item


First tentative smoke



Followed very quickly by:









And a nice supper it makes too.



I'm gonna get fat !

Just wish the summer would arrive, the U.K. is bloody miserable at the moment, at least we are in the South west and have no snow.

Hope you didn't get bored !
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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:50 PM   #10727
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Sam t - well done sir!
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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #10728
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Blush blush........Big Grin !
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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:01 PM   #10729
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sam.t - cheers and welcome.
Your charcoal basket looks like it will withstand nuclear armageddon!
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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #10730
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I have to admit, the charcoal basket is a bit on the heavy side, but that said, the steel was free (cadged from a local engineering firm that makes industrial recycling equipment) and I only buggered up two drill bits, so it turned out to be fairly cheap to make.
AND I don't think it will burn out
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Unread 03-26-2013, 04:10 PM   #10731
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How low do did you put your grate sam?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #10732
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The grate is only 7 inches below the lip of the barrel.

and for anyone wondering about the dimensions of the charcoal basket, it is 15" square and 8 deep.
The UDS seems happiest to trundle along between 250 and 275 as its favorite temp with one 3/4" cap off and the ball valve 1/4 open and is easy to adjust up or down from there.
For what a UDS is, it's an amazingly good piece of kit.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #10733
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If you look at the picture where the drum is painted yellow, you can see the bolts between the first and second ring that the grate sits on.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:39 PM   #10734
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That's a whole lotta food. Looks good (drum and the food).
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greetings all. I love all the hard work you people are putting in to teach us nOObs about UDS'. I have begun looking for the barrel so I can get started. and I am hoping to get my post count high enough to view some recipes...
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #10736
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Sam T. Nice job on the barrel! food looks great!


Zona-welcome aboard, just use the search engine below, enter the recipes you are looking for and you will be amazed how many pop-up.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #10737
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Thanks Budman! the search bar was what i was looking for.

I cant wait to get my UDS up and smokin'
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Unread 03-28-2013, 12:37 PM   #10738
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Hi all,

New here and have been reading through the forums for a couple of weeks now. Going to begin my first UDS build hopefully this weekend if my drum arrives. Thank you to all of you who have posted so much information on process of building one of these. I really appreciate it. I have one question to start and I am hoping someone can give me a little advice.

My drum is food grade (not sure about the liner yet as I haven't seen the drum), but after I burn it out, I am assuming that I should then sand it down both inside an out. I don't have equipment to do this, although I believe I could track one down. How much time does this typically take and would it be worth my time to have someone sandblast it after the burn instead.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Unread 03-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #10739
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Quote:
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greetings all. I love all the hard work you people are putting in to teach us nOObs about UDS'. I have begun looking for the barrel so I can get started. and I am hoping to get my post count high enough to view some recipes...
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Unread 03-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #10740
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Where can I find cooking grates to fit an 85 gallon drum? I think it needs to be about 25"+ diameter. I don't wunna use a 22" grate.....that defeats the purpose of having a 85 gallon....might as well use my 55 gallon drum. TIA
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