I am holding, All ya all responsible

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by papagrizz, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Hey Brothers of the smoke,

    I found this forum because I was looking for reviews on the MES 30, after reading every thing I could on it, I decided, this is the thing to get, but I can't spend $ 300.00 bucks at the moment. [​IMG]( Yes I did the roll call thing)

    Well as fate as a way to work it's magic, I found this thread.

    After spending countless of hours looking at the builds, innovations and creativity, I decided, I am going to build a "UDS" .

    I will be picking up a 55 gal open lid drum 01/21/2012, and drill the holes for my future intakes etc....

    I know you guys and gals like the pics/ progress of a build, but I am not sure on how you like it presented.

    Do you all prefer it, step by step as I progress? ( it might take a while, I will be doing the build outdoors and even in Arkansas, it can get cold!)

    Or just I do individual posts on the progress when I can?

    Short story  long..I am holding, All you all responsible, for by new obsession. ( My bride, of 30 yrs years) says,  I don't need any more!) but I need to do this not only for myself but for the good of all mankind.

    So, Brothers of the smoke, What is the best way to post the progress? As I go? or As I please?

    Thank you for your response,

    Al (PaPaGrizz) Nelson
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL  I like lots of pics and info but that is just me. good luck and have fun building it
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  3. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    I like start to finish with a post of its madin smoke.....lol
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    AL with your new addiction get use to those words... My bride, of 30 yrs years) says,  I don't need any more!

    I predict you will have a few more smokers in your future, have fun with your UDS build!
  5. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Al , do it any way you want , I usually shoot and show , but then how do you like to tell a story[​IMG]

    Have fun and...
  6. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Which ever way you choose is good, there is no real wright or wrong way to do it.
  7. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    yea, you can start a thread with the first pics of the fist step, ask and receive any advice you want then continue to update the thread.  So what if it take a little while, we will probably still be here, cheering you along!

    Good luck 
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    exzactly... hope to see more of your new hobby. the most important thing is keep it fun!Thumbs Up
  9. Thanks for the replies, I will be putting up a video as soon as it gets done uploading to you-tube.[​IMG]
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you are on your way. Lots of guys post individual pics so they can get advice along the way 
  11. Okedokie here is the start,

    Tools used:


    10 dollar 55 gal drum


    Tape measure

    Another beer



    Still more beer

    1" hole saw

    Wood and leaves

    Leaf Blower (optional)

    Copious amounts of beer! [​IMG]


  12. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Good update! Keep the beer flowin and the progress coming.
  13. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice video. Very informative and entertaining at the same time. Made me chuckle a few times. Keep up the good work
  14. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Great video and great choice of music to go with it. "Is that what you call thin blue smoke"?  [​IMG]
  15. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I like your build and believe me you will like what comes out of it before to long.
  16. Thanks for the replies...

    I had a great time doing it.

    Weather permitting I will do part 2 this weekend..[​IMG]
  17. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    lol at redneck style! very funny but very creative. that is the biggest bbq guru on the planet!
  18. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Love my UDS smokers you will not hold us responsible when all that great que is coming off i bet.
  19. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Turbocharged air induction...redneck style! awsome
  20. As Promised... Part 2

    If ya see me doing anything wrong, stupid or other wise just plain time wasting, go ahead and reply, it won't hurt my "feelers" none [​IMG]

    A while after I got into this part, a few thoughts popped into my head, like:

    Should have bought a new drum, need a sandblaster, wish my kids were not grown and gone and make them do it, and maybe I need

    a weed burner...[​IMG]

    Anyhow here it is!


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