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Old 02-18-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default My First UDS Build! (with Photos)

For about the last year I have become interested in BBQing and decided it was time to try smoking. For the past month or so I have been scanning these forums to get ideas for my build. Finally I gathered my thoughts, made a plan and went to town. Tonight I finished my little project and can't wait to get smokin! Currently my little bad boy is getting seasoned while I play with the temperatures. Since photos of builds is what seemed to help me the most I thought it was only fair to post my own.

Many thanks all those who have posted photos of their builds and I hope that these photos may help others.

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Old 02-18-2015, 01:30 AM   #2
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Nice work to say the least.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:58 AM   #3
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Excellent work, looks great. I wish I could do something like that but my skills at DIY only extend as far as the nearest Yellow Pages ;-)
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:06 AM   #4
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Looks nice!
And your right, it is probably just your first..
Let's see #2 when your done.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:59 AM   #5
is Blowin Smoke!

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That's way to purdy to be called Ugly. Great work!
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:04 AM   #6
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Thanks for the detail post and pictures!

There isn't anything ugly about that drum! Nice work
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:12 AM   #7
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Very nice build, thanks for posting all the photos.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:26 AM   #8
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Has it tipped over yet? That much wood over an area with no wheel is looking pretty dicey.
Well built unit though.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:38 AM   #9
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Good lookin rig
Stick burner.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:19 AM   #10
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Nice build
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:26 AM   #11
somebody shut me the fark up.

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Nice build!
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:30 AM   #12
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Do you deliver or how much would shipping be?
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:31 AM   #13
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That is beautiful. And that butcher block is almost the color of a blonde '52 Telecaster. Enjoy it!
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:36 AM   #14
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Fine workmanship!
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:11 AM   #15
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Very nice build !!

Now lets see some meat smoking in this drum :)
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