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65BAJA 02-09-2015 09:07 PM

Stuffed with just cheese. Wrapped with bacon. Memphis rub.

Coals are starting now.

65BAJA 02-09-2015 10:32 PM

Voila! I smoked a Fatty!

[IMG]http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/s...5E118253EB.jpg[/IMG]

Pulled it off at 161* internal temp. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes then got hungry looking at it and started eating. YUM!

chuMP 02-10-2015 02:04 PM

I found this german website with a ton of interesting UDS builds. Neat to look at even if you do not sprechen Deutsch. Some of these guys have put some serious time into their works!
http://www.grillsportverein.de/forum....111726/page-1

dadsr4 02-10-2015 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by chuMP (Post 3163112)
I found this german website with a ton of interesting UDS builds. Neat to look at even if you do not sprechen Deutsch. Some of these guys have put some serious time into their works!
http://www.grillsportverein.de/forum....111726/page-1

https://translate.google.com/transla...-text=&act=url

Numb81 02-10-2015 07:18 PM

Those are some great builds. Wish i could read them; probably some solid info

chuMP 02-11-2015 07:35 AM

Sorry I didn't post the translation link. Dadsr4 got it. My german is a little weak, but I can get by, so I didn't use it.

Bushman5 02-12-2015 01:26 AM

ok, one of the reasons i joined this fine site , was to eventually build my own UDS.....

my question.....can these UDS's be thermally insulated, say with a layer of fiberglass insulation on the OUTSIDE of the UDS, and then wrap that in something, like a canvas wrap or something?

would a thermally insulated UDS perform better?

bstomper 02-12-2015 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Bushman5 (Post 3164348)
ok, one of the reasons i joined this fine site , was to eventually build my own UDS.....

my question.....can these UDS's be thermally insulated, say with a layer of fiberglass insulation on the OUTSIDE of the UDS, and then wrap that in something, like a canvas wrap or something?

would a thermally insulated UDS perform better?

Yes they can, some on here do it but I don't see why you would need to insulate. I got 425F out of my first UDS a couple weeks ago in -27C temps. It has three 3/4" intakes and a 2" exhaust. And I just got 550F with three 1 1/4" intakes on my new one today at -24C. The colder it is the more charcoal you light on start up and you won't have any problems. At least thats what I have found.

ebijack 02-12-2015 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bushman5 (Post 3164348)
my question.....can these UDS's be thermally insulated, say with a layer of fiberglass insulation on the OUTSIDE of the UDS, and then wrap that in something, like a canvas wrap or something? would a thermally insulated UDS perform better?

Like mentioned, Yes it can be done. Does it perform better? I can not say I have seen any "better" performance from one of my UDS's that I wrapped with a double layer of welding blanket VS the unwrapped one. Both burn real dang close to the same amount of coals. I smoke/cook year round on my cookers.
Somewhere on here a guy has built a wooden box around his, filled with insulation and stated it used less coal.
You have to decide if that is what you want. Be inventive and let us know! I built my UDS's to get the same temps as my Acorn, 750 deg +. Just because I wanted to get those temps for searing meat and cooking pizza's. Beside being able to smoke for 17+ hrs without having to touch the drum when required. ( Doing one smoke right after the other). As you can see from this thread there in no end in options to building UDS's.

Bushman5 02-12-2015 07:32 PM

Cheers to both of you! I wasn't looking forward to dealing with insulation.

zane2015 02-12-2015 11:00 PM

I know everyone is sold on banded lid cans with a Weber lid, but there are so many fitting issues, gaskets, cutting and grinding and leaks. I was dump diving in the metal bin, despite how the Dump Troll feels about this, and found a Kingsford top. It fits like a glove over the drum I have. Drum is unlined, with top cut off by a cutter that rolled the edge. I can put the lid on and shake the drum by the handle, and the top won't move but it easily comes off. Its an old model kettle grill, but if you find one pay for it. It will be worth it in the long run. [IMG]http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/...unnamed-21.jpg[/IMG]

bstomper 02-12-2015 11:56 PM

Sweet find

ebijack 02-13-2015 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by zane2015 (Post 3165151)
I know everyone is sold on banded lid cans with a Weber lid

Not everyone, I prefer my flat lid to my dome lid :twitch:
Nice find though.

SmokinFatties 02-13-2015 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ebijack (Post 3165223)
Not everyone, I prefer my flat lid to my dome lid :twitch:
Nice find though.

So far I've found the same to be true for me. My belief is my domed weber lid loses more heat due to thinner metal as I get shorter cook times on similar loads of coal with the domed lid. This extra fuel consumption is ok with me on some cooks as the domed lid serves to give me room for another cook rack.

BearDownSmoky 02-20-2015 10:33 AM

Just joined the Brethren this week due to this amazing thread! I've been through the first fifty or so pages and the amount awesome tips and info has been incredible! I must say an entertaining read as well. I'll be picking up a drum in the next couple weeks for my first UDS. It's been awhile since I've this excited!

I'm not sure it's possible to read this entire thread without taking a week off from work, but I'm thinking about it!


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