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slammmed
01-21-2013, 12:44 PM
So I finally got a lead on 55 gallon, unlined, steel drums for $20 each. I've been looking for a while and was thinking about picking 2. Considering how everyone seems to love them it seems it might be worth it if the consensus is they end up with multiple down the road. I planned on one day competing and I figured I need at least two smokers but maybe my 18" WSM and 1 UDS will be enough.

gtr
01-21-2013, 12:47 PM
Enough? Not sure what that means.

I'd grab 'em both - if you don't have a use for the other one, I'm sure you'll know someone who will.

1911Ron
01-21-2013, 01:31 PM
So I finally got a lead on 55 gallon, unlined, steel drums for $20 each. I've been looking for a while and was thinking about picking 2. Considering how everyone seems to love them it seems it might be worth it if the consensus is they end up with multiple down the road. I planned on one day competing and I figured I need at least two smokers but maybe my 18" WSM and 1 UDS will be enough.
:crazy::tsk: For that amount you should get as many as possible, build them for friends,neighbors, etc...

Smith's Pig Pen
01-21-2013, 02:07 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Gave custody of my offset to my brother when we moved. I've had the 55 for a month and loving it. Personally I'm prob gonna pull the trigger on another UDS. The WSM was great for me, just love the drum. Hangin' the meat and the pit taste brings me back to the shacks and dives my dad brought me to as a kid.

Smoke & Beers
01-21-2013, 02:32 PM
I have 3 right now... over the years I've built 23 UDS's. I have number 24 in the shed just waiting for me to get started on her.

Ole Man Dan
01-21-2013, 02:36 PM
I built two. Sold one to pay part of the cost of the one I kept.
I had some people over smoked two butts and that one sold that day.

The proud new owner was skeptical until he watched the smoke and watched the temp hang at 275 for about 10 hrs.
He talked like he was going to build one, but before he left that night,
I dumped the coals into my fire pit, let it cool a bit then we set it in the bed of his Chevy truck.
I have my eye on a new stainless steel drum at Buckner Barrel about 40 miles from my house. If I do that build, I'll sell my current UDS.

flyingbassman5
01-21-2013, 02:44 PM
I've got one and a half. One true UDS and one Pit Barrel which I count as a half of a UDS.

For $20 each, scoop up has many as you can. Worst case scenario you spend $50-$100 turning them into a UDS and then flip them on CL for $150 or $200. Or just use a couple for burn barrels..

daninnewjersey
01-21-2013, 02:52 PM
I have 4....they're my babies and I swear each has it's own personality.....:mrgreen::mrgreen:

MaximumJEFF
01-21-2013, 02:54 PM
I have two. And, my teammate has one. Absolutely love them. Get as many as you can

jrn
01-21-2013, 02:56 PM
Yep. You're not gonna beat that price for clean unlined barrels. You'd be backing up if you didn't grab both, IMO.

Carbon
01-21-2013, 03:10 PM
One so far. My second one will be a 30 gal drummer.

woodbutcher1
01-21-2013, 03:16 PM
I have 3 of them. You should get at least 2 to 3 barrels at least. Build the first one KISS method like Narcoredneck illustrated. The other ones, you can PIMP out to your hearts desire. With all the bells and whistles you can think of.

N8man
01-21-2013, 03:42 PM
I gotta big'un....

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww171/n8man_album/cooking4.jpg

and a lil'un...

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww171/n8man_album/rust_n_d_rustic8-1.jpg

and I have a spare drum in reserve.....you know, just in case...

smokainmuskoka
01-21-2013, 03:54 PM
One - it's chugging away at this moment on a 9lb. pork shoulder.

slammmed
01-21-2013, 03:57 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Gave custody of my offset to my brother when we moved. I've had the 55 for a month and loving it. Personally I'm prob gonna pull the trigger on another UDS. The WSM was great for me, just love the drum. Hangin' the meat and the pit taste brings me back to the shacks and dives my dad brought me to as a kid.


hanging you say? you mean like a PBC?

jrn
01-21-2013, 06:48 PM
hanging you say? you mean like a PBC?

Ha! Yeah I wondered about that too. So you mean it's not a new idea? :biggrin1:

BobM
01-21-2013, 08:52 PM
@ N8man, those are amazing looking cookers! :clap:

Someone is going to, so I'll be the first idjit to say it, I have 0 (zero) UDSs. :wacko:

I have 2 WSMs, close enough. :razz:

slammmed
01-21-2013, 08:54 PM
@ N8man, those are amazing looking cookers! :clap:

Someone is going to, so I'll be the first idjit to say it, I have 0 (zero) UDSs. :wacko:

I have 2 WSMs, close enough. :razz:

Do you find yourself using he 22" wsm more?

JOMANCHU
01-21-2013, 09:58 PM
Have one complete and two in the works. The complete one was basic. These next two will be experiments. Buy a few for that price.

Ole Man Dan
01-22-2013, 12:20 AM
For longer smokes I use the UDS. The WSM don't get as much use as it used to. I can do more with the UDS. I'm hooked.

thirdeye
01-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Uds - 0
bds - 2

pwa
01-22-2013, 08:42 PM
2 with 2 cooking racks each and a Weber lids.

Rich Parker
01-22-2013, 09:07 PM
2 - 55 gallon and a 30 gallon.

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Chef Country
01-22-2013, 09:10 PM
just 1 for now, thinking about building a couple more though

javahog2002
01-23-2013, 12:35 AM
I only built 1 UDS. At 20.00 per barrel, buy a couple extras if you have room.
My son has my UDS. He inherited it when my wife "forgot" to tell the movers to pack it when we left Texas.

Mini WSMs may be better for small cooks. Easier to load, unload and use a lot less charcoal.

poppa smoke
01-23-2013, 09:01 AM
I just finished my first uds to add to my arsenalwhich includes 2 weber otgs, a NB bandera, a 250 gal reverse flow trailer and an old vermont castings gasser (just in the way).Looking foward to using this new weapon!

Deeg
01-23-2013, 05:57 PM
When I first saw the title of this thread I thought "That's dumb...who needs more than one UDS?" quickly followed by "Wait, I have two!". So, uhm, 2 :)

jrn
01-23-2013, 06:24 PM
I just got the one so far. But I've been getting the urge lately to build a second one. I don't need another one, but I'm certainly not gonna let that stop me! :biggrin1:

daWreck'n Q
01-23-2013, 06:50 PM
Found a source with syrup barrels...I can pretty much get what I want! I am thinking 3-5!

cowgirl
01-23-2013, 06:59 PM
2 here.
One home built and one Big Poppa Smoker Stainless.
Pretty sure you can never have too many. :grin:

energyzer
01-23-2013, 07:26 PM
just one here