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Unread 12-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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I've seen a couple of quick discussions on this, but nothing start to finish. I'm relatively new to smoking, but my little bullet smoker is a bear for holding temps and I'm thinking building a UDS may be the way to go for me.

What are the pros and cons? Different designs?

Thanks!
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Unread 12-24-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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Here you go. Sit back, grab a beer, and plan to read for several hours.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ld+drum+smoker
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Unread 12-24-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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My first suggestion would be go through these two threads.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ht=redneck+uds

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ly+drum+smoker

A UDS is not hard to build and great to cook on. Hopefully we will have another drumhead joining the drumhead nation soon.
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It doesn't look too difficult. Toughest part appears to be fabricating the ashpan, etc...

Appreciate the input and I'll post pictures if I do it.
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Remember to make notes as you read through of your ... they will be answered further along n the thread.
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My first suggestion would be go through these two threads.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ht=redneck+uds

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ly+drum+smoker

A UDS is not hard to build and great to cook on. Hopefully we will have another drumhead joining the drumhead nation soon.
What he said.

The first thead is, IMHO, the definitive "how to" guide for building a UDS. the second thread is long and sometimes wanders a bit but is a great read and discusses a lot of options and pros and cons of said options.

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I've seen a couple of quick discussions on this, but nothing start to finish. I'm relatively new to smoking, but my little bullet smoker is a bear for holding temps and I'm thinking building a UDS may be the way to go for me.

What are the pros and cons? Different designs?

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"but my little bullet smoker is a bear for holding temps"...WSM?
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"but my little bullet smoker is a bear for holding temps"...WSM?
I'm thinking ECB...
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fairly simple instructions here - http://www.cbbqa.org/wiki/index.php?title=Ugly_Drum_Smoker

http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-uds-so-far.html
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Did anyone just giggle a little? lol
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Not the only way but works for me...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...1&postcount=86
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From experiance you might want to review rules on posting links to other forums. RonL can get aweful mean.
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Not the only way but works for me...
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...1&postcount=86
Don't be shy bro, that's the ONLY way to build a drum!!

We try to keep our members "in house" if you know what i mean.......besides, who do you think they learned from??
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Sorry guys - will remember that in the future.
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