Craigslist strikes again AKA I'm going to build a UDS, or two (Q-view for sure)

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by dirtsailor2003, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    CF there will be three of those modified supports in the drum. the cooking grate and the charcoal basket will have three support pins (rods). Drop the grate in rotate the support rods into the notches on the support bracket.

     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How many cooking grates you gonna use?

    I am only gonna use 2.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For now just one. In the future I may use two or more. I wanted the adjustable system so I can put larger cut in the smoker and so I can control the distance between the meat and the coals.
     
  4. jetman

    jetman Smoke Blower

    Send me the dimensions, I probably have the materials on hand!

    JetMan<<<
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm thinking that I want the basket to be 15" in diameter and about 8" tall. I also want to attach an ash pan about 3" below the bottom of the basket. For the support tabs I think that it would be best to weld those on at the top of the basket. I'm not sure what the spacing or lengths will nee to be for those. I'll have to mock something up once I have the three supports in. I bought a 18.5" grate for the grill and it will need to have supports welded onto it also.For temporary use and mock up of the grill I was just going to u-bolt some rods to the grate! Which that could serve as a template for the basket too! Now I'm thinking!
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Farmer...oops i mean Case[​IMG],  enough chit chat brother....get-er-done!  lol    BTW  my charcoal pan just sits on the bottom and pull it up only when it needs emptied (every 2-4 cooks) depending on lump or KB.  I just think it's easier to clean separate because you'll get fat gouped up on it besides ash. 
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would if I wasn't stuck in my office today! Looking forward to the long weekend!
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  , I'm in...
     
  9. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I sure hope that's a big bag of pop corn!
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HEY, I am on vacationthis week. Monday I will be hard at it.

    Watch my thread.
     
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just playin with ya brother!  Enjoy the vaca
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let the long weekend begin! Time to build some smokers!
     
  13. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Good while you're at it i'll give you the ideas i have for my UDS pellet smoker and let you get to work....yours will  only take a couple of hours so you'll have plenty of time for mine! ;)
     
  14. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Uds pellet smoker. Hmmmmmm.
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't be tainting this thread with hybrid UDS info!! Pellets are for smoke not heat, lol!

    Burning paint. Looks like I need to run to the hardware store. It appears that one of my boys has made off with my wire brush...



     
  16. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]   You're cracking me up...wish i was closer to lend a hand!  Good luck on the build bro. lol
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Found this in the garage and it worked great for cleaning up the rack supports!
     
  18. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I'm shocked you're using an i robot brush on your parts and using your kids as an excuse for losing your wire brush..lmao
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    To honest with you I don't know what kind of brush it is! It was in the fiancées garage!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Got the grate supports installed mocking up the adjustable grate
     

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