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Beerwolf 08-23-2008 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by sfbbqguy (Post 718590)
You're not missing anything. I figure if the Weber can light from the bottom up then maybe it could work on the UDS. In as much it's a first UDS, and I have significant LOFT I don't want to complicate things but the thought occured to me so I figured I'd throw it out there.
Just trying to simplify the lighting process if that can be done.


It would probably be at least as effective and less time consuming to just go with a weed burner... I just use a chimney myself and am up and smoking within the hour

tntitan 08-23-2008 11:54 AM

have you guys seen that tv show with that guy name steve rachlen the grill guy well today i was watching it he was using a BDS he did not know how to us it he put the charcoil around the outside of the ring lol

Norcoredneck 08-23-2008 12:25 PM

Ask Swampb about Rachlen.

Norcoredneck 08-23-2008 12:29 PM

Sometimes I use a Chimney and if you know me simple is not good enough :twisted:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...th_Lighter.jpg

sfbbqguy 08-23-2008 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 719109)
Sometimes I use a Chimney and if you know me simple is not good enough :twisted:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...th_Lighter.jpg

I think this is what got me thinking of using the LP unit out of the Performer.
I've heard some guys say the chimney was tough to get the lit coals down in the drum? Chimney would be pretty easy.

Retread 08-23-2008 07:03 PM

I've been using a half full chimney lit on a burner to fire off my drum, but I'm a drumhead newbie and may not know what I'm doing ....

Norcoredneck 08-23-2008 07:14 PM

When I used a chimney on the drum I always got a face full of sparks and dumped it on one side of basket. No problem with weed burner. I use chimney set up for my Spicewine.

N8man 08-23-2008 07:30 PM

Attach a Handle to your basket, dump in chimney o' coals outside the Drum.
Wear Good Heavy Gloves and place it into Drum....No Problem:-D
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/at...0&d=1208032648

BobF 08-23-2008 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by N8man (Post 719333)
Attach a Handle to your basket, dump in chimney o' coals outside the Drum.
Wear Good Heavy Gloves and place it into Drum....No Problem:-D
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/at...0&d=1208032648

Yep. Made my handle out of safety wire. You just as easily use coat hanger wire. No need to be fancy its a UDS.

Mark 08-25-2008 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by BobF (Post 718628)
Just set your chimney on top of the gas thingey.

sfbbqguy

what he sais. Sounds like overly complicated to me too.

shahsy 08-26-2008 03:14 PM

Well my UDS is just about finished. All that is left to do is drill a few more holes (and fill with stainless steel bolts) to give me a choice grill heights, some handles on the sides, a thermometer and a decent fire basket and then she'll be ready to season.

It's been facinating reading through this thread. The top tip for me was using a stepped drill bit which was just so easy to use, even for me!

A big thank you to all that contributed to this thread which inspired me to build this over here in London, United Kingdom.

Here is a pic

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...icture_003.jpg

It has been fun buildng but I'm sure it'll be better cooking and eating

thanks

shahsy

Retread 08-26-2008 03:18 PM

Looking Good, nothing ugly about that!

kitch 08-26-2008 03:22 PM

Somewhere in this thread is a few photos from a person who made a basket from a sheet of expanded wire...

the basket was done without welding and the sides folded up at angles.
was a very detailed post even showed how to cut the corners of the sheet to fold it up.
anybody know where the post is...I can't find it.

BIGWILLY 08-26-2008 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by kitch (Post 721654)
Somewhere in this thread is a few photos from a person who made a basket from a sheet of expanded wire...

...anybody know where the post is...I can't find it.

BBQ Bubba had this separate thread, http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ghlight=basket

kitch 08-26-2008 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BIGWILLY (Post 721662)
BBQ Bubba had this separate thread, http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ghlight=basket


nice try...butnot what I was looking for...

there is a post somewhere where somebody took a flat sheet cut the corners and folded them up .....and had angle sides in the more of a shape of a box..not a circle.


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