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Old 09-25-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Black Betty - UDS Finally Finished

Yep, that’s a PVC valve. $2.50 v/s $20. That’s $17.50 I had to spend on the other bling. It should be nothing but normal, ambient air at “room temperature” going through the valve and pipe. I will keep a hand on the PVC valve and pipe during the seasoning burn.

The charcoal basket is 12” diameter and 12” high. It will hold an 18 lb bag of Kingsford. After I experiment with cooking times, the height will probably be reduced to about 7”. It’s bolted 2-1/2” off the bottom of a galvanized oil change pan which has been “washed” in muriatic acid to remove the galvanization.

Yep, two hats; dome and flat. The flat lid fits so good that I have to ever so slightly persuade it to come off just using the handle. The dome lid is a Kingsford (Masterbuilt) and it also fits perfectly without any modification.

A little side table that folds.

First, got to do a little proctology. I’m going to slather on a layer of lard for the seasoning burn.

The chicken was a little “rubbery” for my liking. Guess the recipe that called for an eight day brine in WD40 was wrong.

Wing nuts on the rotisserie for easy removal, then put a magnet over the holes when not using it.

Guess it's 'bout time to "GET HER DIRTY!"
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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Man, you got a real beauty there!! Very nice indeed!

As for the chicken, all I can suggest is try a PB Blaster and Marvel Mystery Oil marinade next time, and cut the soak time down to 3 to 4 days...
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:58 PM   #4
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nice, really nice.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:01 PM   #5
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Dude that's an awesome setup on that uds! and that yardbird is coming along nicely
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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WD-40 brine is a maximum of 4 days at ambient temp of 87 degrees for best results.Looks like all you questions were answered as the Black Betty turned out very purrrrty.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:13 PM   #7
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Check with Sledneck about that little chicken problem you have there....
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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I like the bottle cap remover...
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:23 PM   #9
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great job.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:27 PM   #10
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:42 PM   #11
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Very nice piece,... you win!!
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:43 PM   #12
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:56 PM   #13
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Man that thing is a beaut. I think the chicken looks great! Next step, get it dirty..
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:01 PM   #14
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Good looking UDS
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:06 PM   #15
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I want one LOL!!! Awesome looking UDS

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