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Old 10-14-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Location: Germany. I'm not German. Just live here.
Default UDS Build and Cook Pics

Here are pics of my UDS build and the first couple of cooks. Really lovin this UDS. Proud to be part of the club. BTW great forum. All other Q sites refer back to here for UDS info.

Sep 09:
My neighbors think I'm crazy!! But she's already a beauty!
It is hard to find drums in Germany, at least close by. Most have sealed tops and have oil in them or are too expensive.

I lucked out and found 2 drums with lids, got both for $30. Both had orange syrup in them and liners.

I decided to go with 3 intake vents. 3/4 ball valves

U.S size nuts are nearly impossible to find, so a friend welded the threads to the drum.

Sheets of expanded metal are very expensive. Smaller pieces can be bought at most "Home Depot" style stores.

Welded to an old pizza pan

Handle attached

Lid painted

Charcoal basket with handle

Lid Holder


Grate holder from my retired ECB

1st Cook

2nd Cook

6lb Brisket Flat

4lb Butt

Hickory & Apple chunks

Temps 320F - 360F
Final Internal temps before resting - Brisket 190F ; Butt 205F
Overall the meat was delicious, but the smoke ring was almost nonexistent. Not enough wood chunks or because I used lump?
Last smoke I used briquettes and it was great.

3rd Cook

Blue Smoke!!!!!

20 degree difference between side thermo and Maverick under the grate.

3 hrs 30 min

5 hrs and BBQ sauce


Temps were constant, 240 - 250 for 6 hrs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Might sell the WSM.

Maybe not.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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Nice looking pics. Good job.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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Wow! It looks like you are getting fat and happy with your build, great job, LOVE the pics!
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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Looks great and the food too. Does your neighbor still think you are crazy?
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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Very nice.

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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Nice food and also nice job on drum.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:26 AM   #7
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:34 AM   #8
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Best regards from Arizona. You did a fantastic job on the build and the cook as well!
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #9
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Great looking drum and food!
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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Great documentary and pron on the build. Food looks Great also.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #11
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Welcome to the club..
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #12
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Nice cooker!
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:08 PM   #13
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You're gonna wear that thing out cooking all that good grub on it!
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:19 PM   #14
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Great job! Definitely some hitable grub right there.
Nice to see some one from Germany on here. I have family in Flensburg and Wehrdole.(spell?)
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #15
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Great post and pictures

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