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Old 03-17-2010, 11:15 AM   #46
Knows what a fatty is.
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Here's my baby with some pron!!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #47
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Liking some of these Ugly Drums. Getting a few good ideas for my next one. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:13 PM   #48
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Here's a couple pics of my Original and a couple pics of one in progress.
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3 - Brinkman Offset Smokers; 2 UDS' 1 w/Weber Lid and 1 with an Odd Lots Special Lid; 2 - Turkey Fryers; 2 - Gassers (Large and mini me); Maverick ET73

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Old 03-20-2010, 05:52 AM   #49
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800,000 hits on the Ugly Drum thread there has to be more pics out there.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:42 AM   #50
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The drum after I cut the bottom out.

The firebasket


Casters on lid

Latches on how to keep the lid on the bottom.

Rain mod

Weber kettle handles

Finished dirty drum cooking hard in the snow.
WSM, UDS, Deep South Medium, and Victory Smoker -
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #51
Got Wood.
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Well looks like I have a project ahead for me.I Like these U.D.S. lots of possiblities in the finished project
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:21 PM   #52
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By the llok of these UDS pics my picture here is not a UDS - yes? no?
Proud owner of a Matt (RIP) MEYER METAL WORKS CUSTOM 6' off set smoker. WSM 18" Weber 18" and one Electric Cookair.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:33 PM   #53
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Here is a couple of photos of my UDS as you can see I have several and enjoy using them. I just started getting them ready for spring, spent Saturday giving one a new coat of paint, added some wheels and stopped by the local tractor supply and picked up an exhaust rain cap. Will spend a couple of nights this week getting the others painted and ready, look forward to making some good Q before long.

Here is the link to my first post on my UDS, post #260 on the UDS thread, looks like this was the first posting on the forum that introduced the elevated single side fresh air intake.

The UDS is one of my favorite smokers, easy to use and has never resulted in any bad food.

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Old 03-21-2010, 08:09 PM   #54
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Come on there has to be a ton more pics out ther.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:23 PM   #55
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Default My First UDS Build

Three 3/4" vents 2" from bottom
Cheapo cooking grate rests on vent pipe to support firebasket
Firebasket is an 18" diameter drum cut to 12" high and drilled full of 1" & 3/4" holes
Handles on sides of drum and on lid
Temp probe holes in side of drum just below cooking grate and just above
Cooking grate 7" from top supported on 4 bolts
Flat top has 3" and 3/4" bungs left open during cooking
Sticking with the "ugly" in UDS :)
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:23 PM   #56
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first uds

my pair of drums on a cart

picture of temp probe holder its a 1/2" sealtight fitting with a set collar tack welded on. The screw in the middle holds the probe. This eliminates the wire for the temp grate probe (if you have one) being in the way. its mounted below the grate so it never comes out of the barrel.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:46 PM   #57
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Cool thread... Here's a few I've built...

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Old 03-22-2010, 08:00 AM   #58
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Here's mine with a side table and dolly.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:57 AM   #59
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Default Uds

mine is still in process. I have a feeling it's a lost cause.

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Old 03-22-2010, 09:19 AM   #60
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