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Old 12-21-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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About 6 months ago I asked my father-in-law if he could find a 55 gal drum for a UDS. A few trades later and he delivered this a few weeks ago. A vertical pipe smoker built along the UDS design. It's already turned out the best brisket I've ever cooked.



Pretty big. You can see the ball valve for airflow. Have 2 other 1' opening capped.


Ash door.


Charcoal basket nearly matches the diameter of the pipe.


Lower rack sitting on the chrome support rods.


Top rack supported by the lower rack handles.

It's pretty darn heavy, but will out last me.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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That's one big pipe!
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #3
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Thats a thick piece of pipe. What are you using for a lid?
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:31 AM   #4
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A flat lid with 8 1/4" holes for airflow. It's hefty as well. The new lid will have one 2" opening.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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That is awesome. I would put a 2" intake in so it could be cranked up to get it up to temp. Thats a lot of basket. For a basket that big I think I would make it bowl shaped(BGE shaped) so that the unburnt lump would keep moving to the middle.

I sure do like that smoker... what ever you call it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:39 AM   #6
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Nice build!
I like the width of your basket.
Maybe a stupid question but if you want to remove the charcoal basket do you have to remove the rods?
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #7
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Yep. The rods are made to pull out.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #8
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Heavy duty for sure!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:02 AM   #9
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Drifter - thanks. I've been unsure of what to call this thing. I just don't like 'vertical pipe smoker'; I'm goin w/ your idea.

UDS-HD

Trust me, having moved this thing by myself it's the 3/4 ton of UDS's
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:04 AM   #10
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Cool unit for sure!
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:27 AM   #11
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great thick wall, takes a while to get on temp but i'll bet it's easy to maintain it once reached!
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:54 AM   #12
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Good question, but regardless it looks cool and also looks like it works well.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:17 AM   #13
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Now that's heavey duty..... I like it
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:23 AM   #14
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nice score!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:41 AM   #15
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All new meaning to "You can put that in your pipe and smoke it." lol. Nice lookin smoker.
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