My new UDS

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by centuryonly, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Realizing my Masterbuilt Pro was at the end of its life I decided to give a UDS build a try. I started with ball valve vents but didn't like so I fabricated some pivoting bottom vents. I paid 18 a piece for three 22.5 grates and simply used nuts and bolts for rack hangers. I seasoned with a couple good empty burns then I gave it a test run at work yesterday (built it in my truck repair shop) and had great results. After yesterdays success I decided to load it up with 5 butts today (on sale for $1.50 a pound) and try a major smoke. This is just a prototype to see how it worked out since I have never used a UDS before. Soon I'll build a really nice one with vents and handles salvaged from the Masterbuilt.

  2. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    What kind of fuel are you using? That smoke looks mighty white amd thick to me..
  3. A base of chunk charcoal then some fresh hickory chunks on top. Worked out well yesterday.
  4. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    i think it was just me looking at my phone, outside. It doesnt look bad once I get on the computer. Good luck on the butts.. Keep us informed on any mods or tweaks you do on the UDS :)

    Happy Labor day weekend :)

  5. Yup... worked great. almost 25 pounds total and about 7 hours up to 195.


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