First UDS Build

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by khartig, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Just about finished up with my first, of what will probably be many, UDS build, and I just want to say thanks to all who have posed their builds.  I read countless posts and they helped me greatly.  

    I went with two ball valves, for more control, and a capped nipple for when I need and extra bit of air.  Just about everything is stainless and it was painted with high temp primer then shot with engine enamel,   I used a Weber charcoal grate and some expanded steel for the basket giving me 14" x 12" which should allow me to do some nice long cooks without messing with it too much.  I also used the lamp nipple to give me a port for my Maverick probes.  I may have to order one of the new ones so I can color coordinate seeing as the come in red now.[​IMG]   

    She'll be getting seasoned in the morning, which should give me a chance to learn the controls a bit.  Next weekend will be the first real cook, if all goes well that is.  

  2. c farmer

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

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job!

    Looking forward to seeing it in action!

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! Let's see some smoke!
  5. First cook will be next weekend.  I'll probably do some pork butts.  I figure it was the safest to do with a cooker I'm still learning.  But for now, it's getting seasoned up.  I see more builds in my future, probably very soon.


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