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Hoosier1960 11-26-2011 08:51 PM

First Butt on my new UDS
 
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I posted my first cook on my UDS already but I did my first butt today and I just had to post it here on the mother of all drum threads. If it wasn't for this thread and the brethren and sisters here, I would not be the proud owner of a UDS. Hope you enjoy!
Harold

Mr. Bo 11-26-2011 09:02 PM

Good job! How was the pulled pork?

Hoosier1960 11-27-2011 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Bo (Post 1862200)
Good job! How was the pulled pork?

It was very good! It may have actually been a little over done, but I will get it down with more practice :wink:

Kenn007BBQ 11-28-2011 12:36 PM

So far.... I'm on page 74...... I have a long way to go.....


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Lawdog's Smokewagon 11-28-2011 09:20 PM

Fire Basket size ?
 
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Got my expanded metal and 18.5 Weber charcoal grate. Cut my metal in half it is now 2 - 12"X24" pieces. Should I place it around grate to make it 12" deep X 13.5" around with bolts for 3" feet or 3" up to make it 9"X13.5" to give me 3" clearance for ash? Whats best for long cooks?

Also I found these at Lowes to cap the pipe nipples. They are brass garden hose caps and the seal the nipples real nice and won't rust. only $1.58 ea

Hoosier1960 11-28-2011 09:39 PM

If you put the grate 3" up you can just use the mesh as "feet". 3" of clearance seems to be about right for ash buildup.

Hoosier1960 11-28-2011 09:40 PM

I forgot to say nice find on the caps. I wish I had seen those. I spent a lot more on brass pipe caps.

Paul Worth 11-29-2011 01:02 PM

I just put my grate 3" up in the expanded metal ring. This has the added advantage of making a 3" deep charcoal pan for putting underneath the top grate and using the UDS as a grill. I just added a third grate level at 15" beneath the top grate. That works perfect for the charcoal basket (upside down) to sit on in the grilling configuration. It's also the perfect height for a water pan if you're so inclined. It's amazing the versatility you can add just by using the bolts you were going to use for the feet to add a third grate level. Let me know if this doesn't make sense. It is much easier to do than to describe...

Carbon 11-29-2011 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Worth (Post 1864616)
I just put my grate 3" up in the expanded metal ring. This has the added advantage of making a 3" deep charcoal pan for putting underneath the top grate and using the UDS as a grill.

I like this idea where you can flip the basket. I'll convert my spare deep basket to do this and get rid of the bolts.

Lawdog's Smokewagon 11-29-2011 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul Worth (Post 1864616)
I just put my grate 3" up in the expanded metal ring. This has the added advantage of making a 3" deep charcoal pan for putting underneath the top grate and using the UDS as a grill. I just added a third grate level at 15" beneath the top grate. That works perfect for the charcoal basket (upside down) to sit on in the grilling configuration. It's also the perfect height for a water pan if you're so inclined. It's amazing the versatility you can add just by using the bolts you were going to use for the feet to add a third grate level. Let me know if this doesn't make sense. It is much easier to do than to describe...

I got it thats a great idea. Thanks for the input. After reading 485 pages you tend to go into info overload but I shall read it all!

brentb 11-30-2011 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by mike5150 (Post 1858011)
Can we get more info on your pid? Parts, photo, wiring configuration

Here is a link to a couple of photos on Flickr. The controller is a PitmasterIQ. You just plug it into the wall or it has a 12v adapter as well. It also has a pit probe that connects to the cooking grate. Very simple:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2749015...635119/detail/

Hud 11-30-2011 10:52 AM

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/br...1&d=1322536754I like the hose caps!

Hud 12-01-2011 01:28 PM

Well I'am just about done with my new UDS! Got alot of new & good idea's here on The BBQ Brethren & I thank you All, Hud.http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/at...1&d=1322767388

smokingj 12-01-2011 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Lawdog's Smokewagon (Post 1864118)
Got my expanded metal and 18.5 Weber charcoal grate. Cut my metal in half it is now 2 - 12"X24" pieces. Should I place it around grate to make it 12" deep X 13.5" around with bolts for 3" feet or 3" up to make it 9"X13.5" to give me 3" clearance for ash? Whats best for long cooks?

Also I found these at Lowes to cap the pipe nipples. They are brass garden hose caps and the seal the nipples real nice and won't rust. only $1.58 ea

What department did you find those in? I likey, no rust and they look sharp. Def. would compliment the brass ball valve.

Hud 12-01-2011 04:57 PM

Plumbing - H.D.


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