The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 09-09-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
BurntOfferings
Found some matches.
 
BurntOfferings's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-15-08
Location: by the River, The Shoals, Florence Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default UDS Charcoal Basket question

I am working getting material together for a UDS, Read a lot but am unable to find a post about the exact size of the Charcoal Basket. I want to use a 16" Clay saucer in the bottom to catch the ash, so this is what I came up with.


Will this size be ok, of does it need to deeper?.
__________________
JSharp,burntofferings[at]bellsouth[.]net BigGreenEgg, Oklahoma Joe's 20" Smoker
BurntOfferings is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-09-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
kitch
Full Fledged Farker
 
kitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-07-08
Location: MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

how you going to get the saucer out?
__________________
UDS
Black Weber 22.5", Happy Cooker 22.5", Red Web-her 22.5"-H, Brown
Weber 22.5"-1970-1979 era best guess. Wine Oak Barrel -converted to a UDS
SNPP
Barrel cut in half
and an barrel becoming an UDS
kitch is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-09-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
BurntOfferings
Found some matches.
 
BurntOfferings's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-15-08
Location: by the River, The Shoals, Florence Alabama
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Good Question, I will have to rethink that
__________________
JSharp,burntofferings[at]bellsouth[.]net BigGreenEgg, Oklahoma Joe's 20" Smoker
BurntOfferings is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-09-2008, 09:10 PM   #4
BobF
Take a breath!
 
BobF's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-13-08
Location: Savannah, GA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Most of the baskets I have seen are round. Many use a charcoal grate from a weber as the bottom. I could only find a 16 x 32 expanded metal so I cut it in half and used the 2 8 X 32 pieces to make my basket. Wrapped the expanded metal around the grate and held all together with bolts.
__________________
OTS Kettle, UDS, Sam's Gasser
BobF is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-09-2008, 09:19 PM   #5
Midnight Smoke
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Midnight Smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-24-08
Location: Southern Arizona Desert
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I just kept it simple. Mine has about 3" clearance between the drum and the basket. It sits about 4" off the bottom and is about 14" tall from the bottom of the basket to the top. Ash just falls to the bottom of the drum.





__________________







**************************
*** Terry ~ aka Pork Smoker ***

** XL-BGE Hatched 06/20/2008 09:42 pm **
* Couple Weber Kettles, CharGriller, UDS *
* Ultra Fast Red Thermapen *
Projects
Kamado Restoration
Bandera Restoration




Midnight Smoke is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-09-2008, 10:53 PM   #6
Bbq Bubba
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Bbq Bubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-03-07
Location: New Baltimore, Mi.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nice design, but major overkill.

Check out this here....No weld Drum basket
__________________
Pitmaster @ Lockharts BBQ
Beer Snob
I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
Northern midwest director for OBR
www.operationbbqrelief.com
#detroitporkmafia
BBQ Person of the Year 2013
Bbq Bubba is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-10-2008, 01:58 AM   #7
ComputerMike
Take a breath!
 
Join Date: 04-28-08
Location: Carvel, AB Canada
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Here is what I came up with




The pan is from a cheapo BBQ, thkind with three tall legs. The grill is from the doner weber that I stole the lid from for my UDS. I used SS thread rod instead of carriage bolts as it worked out to be way cheaper. The metal is the middle section from a cheap smoker I decided to retire now that I have a WSM. It turned out to be a perfect fit for the grill. Dozens of holes later with a unibit and I'm good to go. I still need to post side by side pics of the WSM charcoal ring and mine but you can see the similarity.

Note: The discoloration in the pics is the burnt of paint which I have yet to brush away and dots are rain. I had just finished burning out my UDS and I pulled the ring out from inside just as it started to rain.

Mike
__________________
UDS
Stumps Clone
ComputerMike is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-10-2008, 06:03 AM   #8
Bbq Bubba
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Bbq Bubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-03-07
Location: New Baltimore, Mi.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nice basket, i use the same cheapie charcoal grill as an ash pan.
__________________
Pitmaster @ Lockharts BBQ
Beer Snob
I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
Northern midwest director for OBR
www.operationbbqrelief.com
#detroitporkmafia
BBQ Person of the Year 2013
Bbq Bubba is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 09-10-2008, 08:20 AM   #9
kitch
Full Fledged Farker
 
kitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-07-08
Location: MN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I'm still looking for a metal milk crate

I think it would be better than my expanded metal basket
__________________
UDS
Black Weber 22.5", Happy Cooker 22.5", Red Web-her 22.5"-H, Brown
Weber 22.5"-1970-1979 era best guess. Wine Oak Barrel -converted to a UDS
SNPP
Barrel cut in half
and an barrel becoming an UDS
kitch is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about charcoal basket for UDS build. CarlWayne Q-talk 12 11-04-2011 12:31 AM
uds charcoal basket kwmjd Q-talk 17 05-10-2010 09:24 PM
UDS charcoal basket grindstaff3 Q-talk 21 02-14-2009 10:31 PM
UDS Charcoal Basket jiarby Q-talk 4 05-19-2008 02:17 PM
UDS Charcoal Basket, intake & paint Question Don Marco Q-talk 12 04-24-2008 11:59 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts