Should this be my new uds

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by john trotter, May 28, 2015.

  1. john trotter

    john trotter Fire Starter

    Hi all just wanted your thoughts got this today do i make it into a uds / bbq  any ideas [​IMG]
  2. Hello John.  Those tanks are usually thin but so is a drum.  Many of us have 2-3-8 different BBQs.  We use a different "cooker" depending on what we are cooking.  I believe you have a UDS so your low and slow is pretty much covered.  I may be wrong.  For a tank that size I would make it a hot and fast grill.  Something you can throw 2-6 steaks/chops on, add some wood chips and grill hot and fast for 2-7 minutes each side.  Can even smoke a 2-4 chicken quarters for you and the Missus done indirect.  No need to fire up the larger smoker.  Just my thoughts.  Keep Smokin!

  3. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, big Kettle BBQ.
  4. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. Hello.  Rethinking my first post:  Guy's I think the picture is deceiving.  That is why my first post.  I don't think it is as big as it appears.  Tell you what John; give us some rough dimensions.  Not counting the legs how tall is the tank.  "eyeball" a rough diameter of the tank.  It should DEFINITELY be use in some sort of a BBQ cooker/smoker.  Rather than a UDS I would think about maybe buying the vents and fire grate and having something like a Weber as Steve and Wade suggest.  BUT, my bet is that tank is 40-47cm diameter and 50-60 cm tall.  Do you have a use for a small hot smoker like that?  Cut the lid 2/3rds up the side from the level of  the fire grate and it should  work well for a small hot smoker.  Would you be better served with a small grill?  You could even make the fire grate adjustable so that you have a small hot smoker AND a small hot grill.  Could even be your cold smoker if it will hold the quantities you are after.  Just my thoughts.  Keep Smokin!

  6. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look what I found a picture of!

    Smokin Monkey

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