View Full Version : First UDS Build, Fatty and Scotch BBQ Eggs for Pron

11-26-2011, 07:31 AM
I finally got my UDS done with the help with all the Brethern and Sisters on here. Thanks so much! I bought a new drum and had it sandblasted and then powder coated. I found a donor Weber grill on CL and so I have boths the drum lid and the dome lid. I used stainless u-bolts with stainless acorn nuts on the outside. There are 2 cooking racks and u-bolt in place in case I want to use a diffuser some day. Basket is 13 1/2" Weber cooking great with 3/4" #9 flat expanded steel 9" high. I used the pizza pan mod as a an ash catcher. Fatty was sprinkled with Draper's BBQ A.P. Rub compliments of Indianagriller. I also fixed "Scotch Eggs" but sprinkled with more Draper's instead of bread crumbs. Hope you enjoy!

11-26-2011, 08:18 AM
Super nice job! On the UDS and the first cook! :thumb:

11-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Nice cooker and great food to eat at break in

11-26-2011, 08:27 AM
Welcome to the DrumCorps!!!!

11-26-2011, 09:23 AM
Um... I don't think you can really call that a UDS anymore. That definitely looks like a BDS to me! Very good looking. You did a great job! And the pron looks delicious, too!! :-D

11-26-2011, 12:14 PM
great job on the uds and the food, keep it up!

11-26-2011, 12:20 PM
Looks great. Good job.

11-26-2011, 12:36 PM
Looking good Hoosier! Hope you like the AP rub, Shane has a great product.

Porky Joes
11-26-2011, 01:54 PM

Porky Joes
11-26-2011, 02:06 PM
Just out of curiosity for someone like myself, who has no knowledge of welding. What type of place would you by equipment and what type?

11-26-2011, 06:27 PM

Beautiful drum smoker. I've seen some fugly ones. He took his time with this one and did it up right. Looks pretty farkin' nice, actually. :nod:

11-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Nice job

11-26-2011, 07:07 PM
Sweet looking rig!!! Those pics just make me want to try Scotch eggs even more.


11-26-2011, 07:32 PM
Thanks everyone!
@N8man- I like the name DrumCorps :-D
@Tish- Thanks, I am pretty proud of it and I did want it to look nice :icon_blush:
@Indianagriller-I did like the rub-Thanks again!
@Porky Joes- I will PM you so I don't hijack my own thread...lol

11-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Great looking smoker there Hoosier!

11-26-2011, 10:27 PM
Sorry, but that's not ugly. Nice job on the drum & the pron.

11-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Sorry, but that's not ugly. Nice job on the drum & the pron.

I know, right? I've seen some "fancy" smokers that didn't look that nice. Great job! :thumb:

11-26-2011, 10:49 PM
Very nice build. Enjoy the food! I love my UDS.

11-27-2011, 04:13 AM
Looks great nice drum!

11-27-2011, 07:59 AM
Good looking drum. Now get it dirty:becky:.

11-27-2011, 08:47 AM
Thanks again everyone, and yes I am getting it dirty. I smoked a butt yesterday and posted in on the huge UDS thread.

11-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Nice work Harold!
Glad it's working better for you now!

Call me anytime!:thumb:

11-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Great looking cooker

Ole Man Dan
11-27-2011, 10:41 PM
Just out of curiosity for someone like myself, who has no knowledge of welding. What type of place would you by equipment and what type?

I checked out a couple of postings on building UDS on this forum.
I was going to hand roll and use bolts to build my basket, but a buddy that has a welding shop stepped in and built it for me.

The rest of my build was measure twice and drill once...
(Not Rocket science... for me it was monkey see, monkey do.)
I built mine in one morning.
I love the way the UDS smokes. It's my favorite.

You are gonna love your UDS.

I got materials at Lowes, Academy Outdoors and the drum was a new unused one that I located 35 miles from my house.

11-28-2011, 03:52 AM
Welcome to the Phamily!

New Pal Frank
11-28-2011, 05:34 AM
Nice job on the drum and great lookin grub.

11-28-2011, 05:41 AM
Nothin Ugly about that!!!!

BDS: Beautiful Drum Smoker!



11-28-2011, 06:14 AM
Thanks all!
@Kempis, Thanks for the advice. Spreading the coals out in the beginning kept the temps in line.

Riverside BBQ
11-28-2011, 08:04 AM
OUTstanding! :thumb: