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masiewiz 05-12-2009 12:05 AM

Meet Frankenstein
 
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I finally finished my first UDS. The pulled pork it cranked out was amazing, I'm becoming the neighborhood BBQ Guru thanks to you guys. This has a Turkey therm mod, 3-3/4 intakes with one gate valve. Painted John Deere green. I used mostly parts that I found here and there. Total cost to build, about $10.

Masiewicz :biggrin:

LT72884 05-12-2009 12:49 AM

10$... im into it 110$ because my drum was 85$ new. i still need to buy 2 cooking grates, a thermometer and a unibit.

Norcoredneck 05-12-2009 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by LT72884 (Post 922895)
10$... im into it 110$ .

Easily made up from savings by not eating out.


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Originally Posted by LT72884 (Post 922895)
10$... I still need to buy a unibit.

And be glad you did! The second, third, fourth time you use it.

Dr_KY 05-12-2009 04:50 AM

Agreed! :cool:

StayDown 05-12-2009 05:38 AM

I have a quick question. I ma getting a reconditioned drum. This drum has been media blasted on the inside and rinsed. Will a burn out still be necessary to clean the inside or will I need it to to remove the paint from the outside?

Norcoredneck 05-12-2009 06:18 AM

I'd burn it just to be safe, besides nothing like a roaring fire to make you feel manly!

StayDown 05-12-2009 07:26 AM

So a burn is what I will do...will that take all the paint off the outside?

I can't wait to cook in this thing

iwasaseabee 05-12-2009 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by N8man (Post 922437)
From time to time I mop my Pork Butts during Smoke Sessions on my DrumPit, you just have to plan for it, shut down your air intakes 5 minutes before mop time, lift that lid and get in there and out as quick as you can.
Leave air intakes shut down for another 5 minutes then open it back up to where you had it before and the temp spikes will be almost nonexistent.

Thats a great tip... Thanks!!!

Norcoredneck 05-12-2009 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by StayDown (Post 923024)
So a burn is what I will do...will that take all the paint off the outside?

I can't wait to cook in this thing

Leave it if it doesn't peel, scuff it and paint. Unless you want the classy look.

StayDown 05-12-2009 10:32 AM

I could care less about classy as long as I get great Q out of it!

LT72884 05-12-2009 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 922898)
Easily made up from savings by not eating out.




10$... i still need a unibit..And be glad you did! The second, third, fourth time you use it.

50$ ay HD and lowes. im hoping harbor fraight gots em

Infamous Dave 05-12-2009 10:46 AM

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Would the system used in this picture work well for your air intake? Is the reason you guys use ball valves because this system would leak too much air?

I was thinking of using a system like this or air vents from a weber kettle so that I don't have anything sticking out of the sides. I want my UDS to be highly mobile.

sfbbqguy 05-12-2009 10:53 AM

You sound like a good candidate for magnets over the holes.
What type of lid are you looking at using?

LT72884 05-12-2009 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Infamous Dave (Post 923180)
Would the system used in this picture work well for your air intake? Is the reason you guys use ball valves because this system would leak too much air?

I was thinking of using a system like this or air vents from a weber kettle so that I don't have anything sticking out of the sides. I want my UDS to be highly mobile.

If you dont want anything sticking out from the sides, just drill your 4 3/4 inch holes and use flat strips of magnets to cover as much of the hole as you need covered. OR use plugs to plug the holes. BDS's work that way

http://www.bigdrumsmokers.com/smokers.htm

click on the mini1427 and youll see the hole at the bottom. He uses plugs to cover the holes.

LT72884 05-12-2009 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by sfbbqguy (Post 923186)
You sound like a good candidate for magnets over the holes.
What type of lid are you looking at using?

dam you, you type faster


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