Just another UDS

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by ecto1, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    This one already has a new home.

    Love this new thermometer.




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  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I think you hold the record for builds, how many now? That is a cool therm. [​IMG]
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    At least 20 builds got 5 more coming in the next week I hope maybe week and a half.
  4. smokinal

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

    You better watch out or your gonna get a reputation!

    I think you better start working on a logo for your smokers!

    Everybody's gonna want an Ecto built UDS!
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Again---Real nice Ecto !!!

    I like that color of Camo!  [​IMG]

  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Man you got that down pat...Nice job..Yep you need a logo for sure...If I might ask how much do you get for one and do you ship....? You can PM me with a price.
  7. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    That is a clean lookn build [​IMG]
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice!!

  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Not looking for a reputation I just enjoy the build and it is fun to see people enjoy using theirs.  The only financial gain is for my BBQ team it is my self sponsership.

    I am working on a camo one never did it before I want a real tree look

    Got someone working on a logo.  No need to pm I charge 200 for a basic smoker two grate levels square charcoal basket just like you see above.  I have never shipped but LA is not far from Houston.  You would be suprised I have had people drive in from all over Texas to pick one up furthest trip so far 350 miles one way.  Since we are among friends here I will break it down for you.  It cost me 95 to 115 dollars to build one depending on the paint used and the type of barrel.  It takes one full day sometimes a day and a half to build, paint, cure, and season.  I am in no way pushing my good on here I still think that building your own is the best way to go.  I am just opening an avenue for those who feel they can't build one.  Trust me if I can do it so can you.  So far most people who have bought one from me have been other competitive bbq guys but I have sold a few on craigslist.
  10. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a couple of questions? Where is the exhaust? and what is the lowest set of bolts supporting? Nice paint job and thermo!
  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    2 inch bunghole is the exaust this guy wanted a lower rack for a water pan i have made about half this way.
  12. austexrod

    austexrod Fire Starter

    As always nice build!

    In you professional opinion what is the best barrel for an air-tight seal with a Weber lid? Or do you just use a cut/mod Weber kettle ring?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  13. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Hey Ecto where'd you score the Thermo, I like it.  Great looking build BTW
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    What I have leanned is no two barrels are alike.  What I have found is a lot of  upen head barrels are actually wider on the top than the bottom.  If you cut out the bottom the Weber lid will fit better and then you have a way way to clean the ash out.  If you look long enough you will find that magical barrel with a 22 inch diameter that fits the Webber lid most I find are a bit too large.

    Academy Sports and Outdoors
  15. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Can't wait to see the realtree camo.
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That is a very reasonable price for that build...Thanks for your answer and keep up the great work..I tip my hat to you for your dedication to your builds and your Smoking Team...The best of Luck to you !!!    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  17. bdgbbq

    bdgbbq Newbie

    People keep sending me to Ecto. Hi, I'm a fellow Texan living in Israel. Building my first UDS. Pumped. Can already smell the smoke. Got a closed lid barrel. Also have a Weber Kettle. The lid is almost a perfect fit on the ring if left intact. Is that the best cover or use the existing lid? If so, cut below the rim or inside from the top?

    And, can I use this washer drum by making a bunch of holes in bottom and sides?

    Remove plastic, yes. 

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