My first UDS and a smoke at work (Ribs & Salmon)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokingd, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. I started with this ugly barrel I got from local restaraunt. This has been burnt and I put in 4 3/4 inch pipe nipples with caps on three and a 1/4 trun ball valve on one
    I decided to go with 2 racks and Joanne thought the silver on the stainless steel bolts were nice so I didn't paint them. I also have a small whole between the racks for my temp gauge. The bossman sent your young labourer to get the grills from Edmonton (a 2 hr drive from the job site) LMAO he came back with a bill for $75 and 2 really nice Weber grills.


    My basket is an old grill from my hibatchi with 4"D x 12"Wx 15"L expanded metal wired to it. I have 5" carrige bolts to hold the basket 4" inches from the bottom. I am using royal oak lump and rounds of birch.


     And here is how the day started

    6:30 am getting things started

    Was no problem to get the UDS to hold 225 for over 12 hr with one basket. ( I just continued the burn to see how long it would last)

    On go the ribs and a chunk of 2x4 to hold the probe.

    The ribs are 2 diffrent kinds I soaked both over night in OJ then got Jeff's rub, half the ribs I added Cayanne pepper and crushed pepper flakes. I made a sauce of OJ and orange marmilade with some montreal steak spice, and one with OJM and cayanne sauce with more pepper flakes (this stuff is hot)

    I wasn't thinking when I put these on the hot ones are on top so wde had all hot ribs lol. After 2 hrs on goes the fish

    I used pickling salt, brwn sugar, garlic and onion powder,soy sauce and 2 cups water for a brine for the fish

    Here I am oblivious to the fact the hot sauce is dripping on my mild ribs LOL (bossman has my camera gathering evidense that i don't work)
    Everything turned out great. Gotta love getting paid to smoke.

    And I only cut my ribs small to avoid handling the food as much as possible
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lol, Now there's proof you don't do any work. j/k Everything looks great, Dennis. [​IMG] Nice job!
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you got it made Dennis! are ya hiring?
    The food looks great, but I'm not sure I want a piece of SPF holding my probe if it gets to hot and starts smoldering...
  4. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great Dennis !! Great job [​IMG]
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job Dennis, on both the drum and the smoke![​IMG]
  6. If that starts to smolder it would be burning my fish
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a mighty fine feed, ya better keep that boss! Guys like him er hard ta find![​IMG]
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great, Nice Job...
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It all look very good.

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