Finished my first UDS

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by crashdavis, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. crashdavis

    crashdavis Fire Starter

    So I started this build for my best friend last weekend.  I'd had the idea running around in my head for close to a year.  His birthday was the 19th, so my goal was to get it to him by then.  Last Sunday I went up to my brother's to have him use his sheet metal brake to help for the feet, as well as his step bit for the intakes.

    It has 3 3/4" pipe nipple, 2 are capped, one has a ball valve.  Weber lid, single grate (expanded steel on a 1"x 1/8" steel ring), #9 expanded steel charcoal basket on the weber charcoal grate, and an ash pan made out of the original lid for the drum.  

    There is a local place that sells the food grade drums for $20.  I burned it out a couple of times.  A wire wheel in the angle grinder and 30 min and it was stripped.  

    Did I mention my best friend is a self-affirmed Star Wars nerd?

    Overall, a fun build.  I can't wait to make myself a simpler version.  I've had a few requests to do the little Android phone robot.   
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow that is a great looking UDS - almost does not qualify for the U 
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Crash, morning.....  Nice build.....  Dave
  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks amazing my heart will not allow me to cook in Something so good looking
  6. That is one damn cool smoker! It looks awesome!

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