Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by tristhullsmoker, Jan 3, 2016.
Anyone built a UDS that I can tap up for some help?
There's a ton of build threads here and plenty of us have built them.
Since you didn't post any relevant questions it's hard for us to help.
Cheers dirtsailor, I am waiting on delivery of my drum, should be here middle of the week, I have also ordered the digi and analogue thermometer. What I am having difficulty with is the air intakes sourcing them, I know galvanised is a no no for cooking but is the air intakes ok to be galvenised
Some say it's okay. I wouldn't though. I see that black pipe nipples are available in the UK on Amazon. If you're looking locally ask a plumber, there must be black pipe somewhere.
Hi Trist, Kiska has built a UDS, http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/u/98411/kiska95
If you are struggling with steel pipe, why not use 22mm Copper pipe and compression fittings.
Hey there Trist Happy new year,
Built 2 UDS last year and they are easy peasy, the best thing I have done in a long while. I built one for cold smoking and the other for hot and they both perform brilliantly
Let me know what info you need and I will point you in the right direction. I did a mass of research and costing's before I started so let me know as there are some pitfalls.
Use 3/4 inch Brass nipples from Screw fix @ 99p each. Use them for the intake and exhaust. You can buy the end caps and locking nuts too.
you can use 1inch too but don't forget to use a 3/4 inch lever valve for one of your intakes as you can then use a BBQ Guru to control temp.
Just to be on the safe side I don't use galvanised anything on my Q's and to be honest they are the same price as brass so why bother LOL!!!
Didn't even think of brass to be honest, I'm guessing it is safe to use, thanks for your help fellas. Barrel will be here Wednesday!
I built one, but used a "kit" because i was being lazy to source all the right parts!