View Full Version : First Cook in my UDS

07-24-2008, 10:18 PM
Did my first UDS cook today, a chunk of pork loin and a fatty. Drum shot up to 270 while I fiddled with the grill and meat then I got it stable at 230 it cruised there for about 2.5 hours till I got the fatty off the grill. Dad gum work took me away. Temp was 180. May well have been done 20 mins. earlier, I did not get to turn it. Loin was done in another hour and a half.

Drum has 2 3/4" close nipples for intakes, one with a valve, and 4 3/4" holes in top for exhaust. Ran it with 1 intake uncapped and the valve nearly closed all exhaust open. Now for some paint. C'mon weekend.........


BBQ Grail
07-24-2008, 10:46 PM
Nice! Welcome to the Drum Corp!

07-24-2008, 11:07 PM
Fill it up! :grin:

07-25-2008, 01:15 AM
Only one fatty? Lightweight. :biggrin: Notice any flavor difference?

07-25-2008, 05:40 AM
Very nice!!

07-25-2008, 06:46 AM
Nice!, what's cooking next?

Mad Max
07-25-2008, 07:29 AM
Congrats. Worry free smoking.

07-25-2008, 07:48 AM
Sweet,now fill that sucker up! :)

07-25-2008, 07:52 AM
Congrats on the Drum!!

07-25-2008, 09:13 AM
I did notice that there seem to be temp differences, center to outside of grill as noted in the UDS thread. The meat tasted great, I did not find any texture or moisture issues. Even people that don't like sausage liked the fatty, it was another first for me. We're going to a potluck this weekend, I think I'll bring a couple of fatties and a 12" pot of cornbread :-D

07-25-2008, 10:47 AM
nice work, keep on smokin!!

07-25-2008, 03:21 PM
man. i just gotta get one.

Smokin Mike
07-25-2008, 03:29 PM
I just love my pellet poopers, but you guys have got me into thinking about a UDS, I have all the tools, I do know how to weld, ( thanks H.S shop ), guess I just need to find a drum that wasn't filled with petro now.

Meat Burner
07-25-2008, 05:00 PM
Michael, check out one of the farm supply stores around there. The ones here have empty suppliment barrels real reasonable. Easy to burn out. OBTW, wifey and I will be in Shawnee on Aug 2nd for the KCBS judging class. You going by any chance?

07-25-2008, 05:01 PM
I had been in the market for a cabinet style smoker until I built my drum. That thing amazes me every time I cook in it.

If you enjoy your as much as I enjoy mine, it will be the best $100 bucks or so you hve every spent. Well there was this one time in Hong Kong....