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pitbossJB
10-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Well due to circumstances beyond my control, I finally got the time to burn out the barrel for my UDS.
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My digital pyrometer was reading --- on the outside of the barrel. The hottest reading I got was 768*. I guess it wont read any higher. The rest of my build can be seen at http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2205078#post2205078

NorthwestBBQ
10-15-2012, 01:53 AM
Nice burn.

Drunk Monkey
10-15-2012, 02:16 AM
where did you get the hinges from? Great looking lid you have there.

pitbossJB
10-15-2012, 10:17 AM
Drunk Monkey,

I made the hinges myself. There are some detailed pictures in the link to my build in the first post.

willbird
10-15-2012, 10:41 AM
IR thermo's can be a bit weird, if you dig into it there is a wide variance in something they call "surface emissivity" that explains why we sometimes get readings that are not correct.

http://www.omega.com/prodinfo/infraredthermometer.html

pitbossJB
10-15-2012, 11:04 AM
willbird,

Hmmm Well that explains a lot. I've always wondered why I had obvious temp differences between what I thought I should read and what I was reading.

luke duke
10-15-2012, 03:27 PM
If you were taking the temp of a black surface, your readings should be pretty accurate.

pitbossJB
10-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Yeah, I think most of the temps were accurate, I think they were mostly hotter than my gun would register.

Drunk Monkey
10-15-2012, 09:13 PM
Drunk Monkey,

I made the hinges myself. There are some detailed pictures in the link to my build in the first post.

Props to you good sir. They turned out great.

pitbossJB
10-20-2012, 04:10 PM
I made my fire basket today, here are some pictures

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