Build details for a UDS Newbie

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by ukcommando, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. ukcommando

    ukcommando Fire Starter

    Hi all,

    my first post so hi to you all,

    I'm looking at building a UDS (not sure what that stands for) i call it a barrel smoker!!

    anyway my point is is there any details about builds?, i am a mechanical engineer and at work i can get barrels for nothing, same goes for ball valves etc, i could make one for nothing but i would like more details,,,,,Where do the ball valves go? what height, what height is the burner basket set at? what height is the grill set at, where do i position a thermometer?

    you see i like details/plans that i can look at understand and follow,

    Ive been looking but i can find no specific details, any help would be appreciated


  2. UDS stands for Ugly Drum Smoker but lets be realistic most of the barrel smokers are not ugly.

    i did this plan a few moths ago i know its in inches but you being a mechanical engineer im sure you know that 1"=25.4mm
  3. that is based on a 55gal or 208.1976L drum... and the drawing is not 100% accurate i havent revised it yet 
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    The design above will definitely work. The best part of a UDS (Ugly Drum Smoker) is you can build it to fit your needs. There are a lot of build threads on the UDS board here that will give you plenty of ideas. 
  5. ukcommando

    ukcommando Fire Starter

    many thanks guys for the replies, i have started to build a UDS and ill keep you updated on how it goes

  6. Looking forward to seeing your build

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