New Barrel in a Barrel UDS

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ratdawg, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

    I found two barrels that I could fit together for a double barrel UDS. This is what I came up with. I think it came out pretty good. I will try it out with a couple of 7 pound pork butts tomorrow. You can use two racks or hang the meat like chicken halves or ribs. You should be able to hang 12-15 chicken halves plus put a rack on for more. I also put in two prob holes, one for each rack
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  2. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

    Here are some more pics.
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  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks pretty cool...........But can I ask a question?...... I have never made one of these UDS, so I am wondering why double barrels?.........I have never seen or read anything about doing that on any other thread, so thats why I am asking............
     
  4. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

    I thought it would be better insulated, and hold temp better on cold windy days. Plus with the other barrel it gave me more heighth, and the weber lid fit perfect.
     
  5. What size barrels did you use?
     
  6. rtom

    rtom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    looks pretty cool good job

    Rich
     
  7. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

    6:00 am, and the pork butts are on.
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  8. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice job!
    Never saw that type barrel? What was in it?
    One small problem, only saw two beers in the pics. You know a UDS can't be built using only two!

    Then again, maybe thats why mine is not finished, oh well.
     
  9. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

    RW Willy, it took more then a couple of beers to make it. Here is the inner barrel that I used. The outer is a standard 55 gal.
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  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm sure you are right on the button with the tep control, man! Sure could have used that puppy this weekend...40 MPH wings killed our team's chicken turn-in hopes. Nice job!

    On Edit: Yes Des... make that 40 MPH WINDS, not wings...LOL. But I swear some of the Wings are goin' 40 these days!
     
  11. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks for clear up that question..........Hope it works out like you planned ...............
     
  12. ratdawg

    ratdawg Fire Starter

  13. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was wondering if you could stuff some high temp insulation in between the two barrels, like what they use in an oven? And weld them together of affix them somehow.
     
  14. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Ratdawg are you going to post how ya made it or is it going to be a secert??? lol I would like to know, I am thinking of building a smoker myself and that looks like a nice one.. Great job and good looking vittles in your other post.. [​IMG]
     
  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rich you have Wings on the brain these days no?-nice looking smoker and q view ratdawg.good job
     

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