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Old 08-30-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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I finally finished off the twin UDS that I had scavenged the parts for.

I tried something a little different with the basket. I used a deep dish pizza pan and the charcoal grate from a 18" kettle. I used stainless hardware and stainless threaded rod instead of bolts to save some $$.







Here is the final product. I used a deep fryer thermometer inserted through a hole in the handle. The handle supports the thermo along its length.



The thermometer reaches pretty close to the middle of the drum. I drilled a 5/32 hole and it fits perfectly. The thermometer can be pulled very easily but still forms a tight seal.

Here are both ready to go.



They need a quick clean up and a seasoning but soon I will have three UDS chugging away.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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Nice looking drums there, how do you control the vent holes?
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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Nice looking drums there, how do you control the vent holes?
I use flexible magnets. Cheap and simple.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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Nice drums!
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #5
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Nice pair!
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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Nice! Where did you get the lids?
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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The lids (grate and handles) are from a Charbroil kettle knockoff. I bought both used off CL so I'm not sure where they come from. Wally World I think.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #8
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Nice lookin' set of drums you got there....Now...you know the drill....Get 'em Dirty
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Good looking drums, Where did you get all that expanded metal???
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Good looking drums, Where did you get all that expanded metal???
I found a metal salvage company. They had 4'x4' sheets for $37
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