New guy with a UDS

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by caribou89, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    Hey everybody, last year I got a masterbuilt electric smoker for Father's Day. I used it about once or twice a month this last year. The food was pretty good, but not what I wanted. Growing, my dad always used a old horizontal 55 gallon drum split in half with a firebox welded to the side of it. We always had great barbecue to eat as a kid, and the electric didn't give me the type of smoke I was looking for. So this week, I picked up a second hand ugly drum smoker that I buddy gave me for free. He just upgrades to a BGE and didn't need it anymore. I'm in the middle of my first cook now, and I am already in love. It's held at 250 for 4 hours with zero adjustment. It's amazing. I'm pretty sure in about to be doing a WHOLE lot more smoking. Figured it was time to join the forum. I subscribed to the 5 day email course last year, and it was awesome. Really got me started.
     
  2. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower


    This was 2 hours in. It's at 4 hours now and the bark looks fantastic. Another hour or so and I'll wrap it and let it go to 204-206
     
  3. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower


    Just got foiled
     
  4. That looks GREAT!  I too have a UDS that I built myself and I absolutely LOVE IT!  Its very stable and predictable and turns out great smokes.  Lets see some pics of your UDS!
     
  5. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    I've gotta trick it out over the next couple of weeks. Right now it's a plain drum with 2 ball valves and a flat lid. It's got flaking black paint all over it. Gunna paint it up, add handles and some bling. Gunna paint a Texas rangers logo on it.
     
  6. Nice!  That should look awesome!  Mine is pretty plain too.  Black paint started with handles and went with a shelf soon to add a second shelf.  I'm also going to strap the mailbox on and start using my AMNPS very soon.



     
  7. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    Very nice. I'll definitely be adding a shelf to mine. I'm also hoping to find a weber lid somewhere. The one that is on it is a little warped so it kind of a bear to get it on right. But hey, it was free. Can't complain too much.
     
  8. Absolutely!  the price was certainly right!  A weber lid would be awesome also!
     
  9. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower


    Turned out awesome. Sure love this UDS.
     
  10. Hello and welcome to the site, congrats on the UDS and a great looking chunk of pork

    Gary S
     

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