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Unread 03-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default UDS build has begun!

Did a first burn out on the barrel last night and rigged up a charcoal basket. I've got a second burn out going right now. I want to do a third, but rain is in the forecast for the next couple days, so I may get slowed down. Charcoal basket is 19" wide, 12" deep (9" for fuel, 3" below for ash), with a handle so I can grab it with a gaff. Wish me luck!
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Unread 03-26-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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Sweet...you're on you way man...cool basket!
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I'm addicted already. My first barrel didn't turn out the best but I think I'll still love her. Ready to build the next and take my time!

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Sweet, I hope it works great for you.

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Bang the Drums! Another UDS born. Keep Pic's coming.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #7
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Default Need to build a UDS

I have been watching the post with these drums and have come to the conclusion that I have to build one of these are there any sketches of the design out there any where, I have a good out idea but don't want to screw up.
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All right a new drumhead.
That charcoal basket looks it could last through an explosion! Well maybe the grate could not but the rest sure could.
Don't forget the food pron, that is what we really want.
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Your on your way, can't make it official though until you do your first cook!
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You are soon to be ready for DrumPit Nirvana!!!! Remember the Food Pron!!
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You will love the drum. How bout some more details on that coal basket? It looks interesting.
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You will love the drum. How bout some more details on that coal basket? It looks interesting.
I rigged this up out of the middle part of an old outdoor fireplace I had sitting in a barn collecting dust. I just cut down a old 22.5" grate for the bottom, and used the outside ring from the grate for the handle. I planned on making one out of expanded steel (and eventually will), but the fireplace part looked like it would work.
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Good start on the UDS, you will love the way it cooks!!
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What was in the barrell that makes you want to do 3 burn outs?

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