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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default Drip pan suggestions

I finished my first UDS, and I have decided to install bolts to hold a drip pan for those times when it is needed. My question is: Is there a online source that can supply the size that would work in a UDS, or are there other ideas on a drip pan? Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Unread 09-02-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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I use an old wok
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Get a 30 gallon drum. Cut the bottom out and use it for the drip pan.
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Might try cooking on it first. Drip pan really isint needed in a drum :)
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i thought one of the beauties of the drum was the "flavor" imparted by the drippings hitting the coals. ??? A drip pan would defeat that. ??



BTW. I am NOT a drum user, so this is ONLY a question/assumption, not guidance.
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i use a large colander. it diffused the heat and allows the drippings to fall through to the fire. i just sit it on top of the fire box and sit the lower rack on the colander.
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BTW. I am NOT a drum user, so this is ONLY a question/assumption, not guidance.
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JD McGee uses a large terra cotta potting base covered in aluminum foil...
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When would you need a drip pan?
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I too modified one of my UDSs to convert to a USM (Ugly Smokey Mountain) when needed. I simply added another 22" rack about 18" up from the bottom. Then I cut the rim off of a 15-quart enameled dish pan. It works like a charm.



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I don't mind ribs or chicken without a drip pan or difusser, but brisket and butts are a different story. Just not my taste. I also use the 16" terra cotta flower pot base covered with foil.
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I've never used a drip pan and up until this thread wasn't aware my brisket and butts were bad because of it. I'm going to have to tell my family and friends they were wrong when they raved about the food I've cooked on my UDS.

Even after all these years on the forum I'm still learning something new all the time.
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i use a large colander. it diffused the heat and allows the drippings to fall through to the fire. i just sit it on top of the fire box and sit the lower rack on the colander.
I use a "grilling wok" from Menards - about $6.00
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