First UDS build

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by kmoo180, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. kmoo180

    kmoo180 Newbie

    After seeing all the fun everyone else was having building their UDS's I just had to get in on the fun. This was about a month and a half long project as i took a break for the birth of my daughter. So I figured what a better day to finally finish than fathers day.

    I was given an unlined drum from Line-x, after two burnouts with runners stolen from work i was in business, after wards the paint job was done. Followed by being woken up at 2am by the wife telling me its time to go to the hopspital, 4 weeks early. After this amazing life changing moment its been a month and im back on the project. I found an old bacon press i used as a lid handle and i made the usual charcoal basket out of an 18 in charcoal grate and expanded metal bought from lowes, i then bolted on 3 - 4 in SS bolts through at 16 in pizza pan. Got it fired up today with a 15 lb bag of stubbs and shes smokin away right now. Been going strong for 4 hours between 220 and 250.



     
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Looks like that dog will hunt. Congrats on the new baby. 
     
  3. kmoo180

    kmoo180 Newbie

    Thanks! I'm digging this thing. It held temp for about 8 hours and finally started to die out. I cranked open one vent and it shot right back up. After I shut her down I had barely used any fuel so I'm not sure why I lost temp. I started with about half a chimney of coal so maybe I need more. It did burn unevenly in the basket. :/ trial and error, I still love it.
     

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