just finished UDS-55 w/rotisserie, lots of pics

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by damascusmaker, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. 1/4 inch ring fit inside the drum for good fit to the roti, 1/8 inch ring on the outside of the 1/4 ring for good fit to the weber lid.
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  2. smokinal

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

    Very nice setup!

    Awesome craftsmanship!!

  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very pretty fam dancy smoker....    How did you make the extension piece....   It's awesome....   Dave
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Damn good looking UDS! Nice job

  5. Thanks guys, 

    I appreciate the word craftsmanship. Pleased you like it Dave and dirtsailor! I'm going to do a dry burn shortly. 

    Dave I have one of those ring rollers. The 1/4 x 1.5 was rolled to a larger radius than the id of the drum, then forced into place as a spring and the joint welded. Made a factory like fit to the roti. Then the weber lid fit kinda loose on the 1/4 but the 1/8 x 1/2 rolled around and tacked to the od of the 1/4 made a nice snug fit for the top. Didn't need to fasten the extension to the drum, it's a drive fit. The lid was a nice fit to the bottom of my drum but there was too much to make up for a fit to the rotisserie ring. Originally planned to use the bottom of the weber welded to the original drum lid for a top because I liked the high bullet shape but stumbled on the roti rig before cutting and welding commenced.

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  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW !!!  that's cool.....  I'll bet you could sell that adapter kit...   It's awesome and so professional...   You could sell it with some sort of extension too....    [​IMG]  ...points....
  7. Thanks Dave, means a lot coming from you! Dry run tested out great on atmosphere. That big gate valve affords minute  adjustments.

    Then I put the fan on it----- Not doing any better on the 55 than it did on my 30.  More experimenting to do I guess. Don't really need it for temp control on a UDS but the remote monitoring would be nice If I can ever get it to work right. 

    Got it to settle down for a couple of hours after several adjustments, had to use a choke on the blower. The first section too hot, was open blower and trying to control with the exhaust as indicated by Flame Boss. 

    Last edited: Apr 6, 2016
  8. They sell the rib-o-later kit online for the UDS. It's pretty close to what you have. I've have 2 fancy Drum Smokers, but nothing like yours. It's pretty cool. I have a Pitmaster IQ 120 for mine I was going to use for Competition but once I started cooking on my drum realized I don't need it. It's pretty much set and forget.
  9. Giving it a try out: Pretty much following Jeff's Pastrami (Smoked Corned Beef Brisket).

    Just on. 

    Here is the link to the Flame Boss graph in case anyone wants to see how it goes. https://myflameboss.com/cooks/19581
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016

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