New here. Just finished UDS build.. Lots of pics

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by nerotxc, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. nerotxc

    nerotxc Newbie

    Hey there. New here and wanted to share my uds build.

    The lid
    The feet
  2. jay6896

    jay6896 Fire Starter

    Not what I was expecting when I opened this up but a nice smoker. That thing should last a lifetime! Do you like the way it cooks? One of my most favorite things about my UDS is that it is a fuel miser. It appears that your fuel door has a good seal based on the photo with it smoking. If so, you will love it. Good Job!

  3. nerotxc

    nerotxc Newbie

    Thank you! So far it's cooking nice! I just hit 12 hours on an 11lb pork shoulder.

    I had no clue how little coal my smoker would consume to stay at 225! I'm used to a cheap brinkmam. So I loaded up to tray and got her going.. Right on into 400°! Oops. I've been keeping a log. On roughly 11-12 pieces of charcoal and a me quite log I get about 2 hours of stable 210-230° heat. I have a cheap thermometer so it's hard to get an exact temp. That's with exhaust all the way open, both intakes capped, and the ball valve 1/3 open. I started at 10 last night, and while this smoker run wasn't stable over the span of the night (I overslept between alarms), I did learn the ropes of this smoker. Its very simple and very predictable.
  4. jay6896

    jay6896 Fire Starter

    YEP!  You will learn how it heats and cooks then you will be a pro. Happy Smoking!

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