Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by wneill20, Dec 23, 2012.
Just finished my UDS got the kit from Big Poppa Smokers it made it to easy
That sure is a sweet UDS>
Nice looking.Less see some food smokin
Nice smoker, nothing like a UDS.
I just ordered my kit...How are you liking it? ! I heard the the charcoal basket might not be the best but it's adequate... i like that you can move it up for searing. Have you tried that out yet?
I just got a BPS drum smoker kit and I love it! I had a little trouble with the vents being a different than the paper templates they provide, but I made it work. I also sealed the bottom vent seams with high temp RTV sealant. It helped make it truly air tight. Other than that, the rack is quality as well as the charcoal basket and other hardware. I cooked a brisket and 3 racks of baby back ribs this past Saturday. Then on Sunday, I grilled some burgers and hot dogs with the coal basket up on the higher position to grill higher temp. That also worked very well. I am very happy with the way it cooks and I would recommend the BPS drum smoker kit to anyone looking to get the most bang for their buck!
Awesome Scottie! I also had a slight problem with the vent templates but made it work... i had to drill out a couple of holes wider so the bolt would go through and took high heat silicone to seal the perimeter. All said and done it's AWESOME but i wish i would have used the vents themselves as a template vs the paper.
I've done a tone of reverse sears with steaks and love it. I also a added a couple of mods i'll share with you, one is for the temp probes and another is for a pitmaster iq.
The Pitmaster IQ is a great addition and i put it in a weather box...which has saved it twice already with rain storms.
Thanks for the post I have been contemplating getting one of these to compliment the smoker arsenal. I'm not always the "handiest" guy so I was intrigued with ease of assembly. I appreciate your tips and comments......I'm buying.
Looks good guys. Tis the season to start smokin'.
Scottiewalton How did you get your UDS outside to look like that? Looks awesome..