Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by suprfast, May 2, 2009.
Ill post and tell more later, but this is 100% complete. Im going to season it tomorrow.
Looking forward to some more pics. If that's your pet project that's all ready to go, looks like it's a winner!
Hey, that's a stealthy lookin set of pics! Nice....looking forward to more. (With food involved if you can )
Everything is seasoned.
I have some pics, but most of you would be mad because you wont see end results.
I started off with my favorite, beef ribs. I also threw on a St louis style rib just because. So far they look great.
Started seasoning at 9am and its now 5pm and just pulled off the ribs. I still have an easy 240° with only one cap off and the valve right about half way.
I started with about 1/2 of a 10x10x7 box of charcoal and its only used half of that.
Man, im in love with the UDS. Sorry little red, you might not get used again for a long time.
Tonight i have a picnic shoulder for my brother in laws Bday. WOOT
this just in The picture of the wood on fire was merely my slow self taking too many pictures. Once the lid went back on temps dropped, but slowly. That was about 3-4 hours of seasoning and very little charcoal was used. again, I LOVE THIS THING.
you are the MAN! great job, kris!
From your two posts, I can understand why you all LOVE your UDS's .
They are just what smokin's all about~ for you all.
No worries, smoke on! Nice unit there, and nice food too.
Nice drum build congrats.
more to come. Thank you all. Sorry to leave you hanging there Tasunka with the SnP. I thought we were going to be Qing together on the same rig, but once i found out we live in the same city as one of the largest drum dist in the world and they can be bought for 40.00 BRAND NEW no liner, lid, ring, SAFE i had to jump on it...twice
This should be it for tonight, and i doubt ill have any pictures to show you of the finished since i plan to pull it at my father in laws.
As you can see in the last pic the difference in size between my night night juice and the shoulder picnic.
First pic shows how it looks after a seasoning and smoke of ribs. next few pics show that i still have some charcoal left from about a 1/2 full basket that i started at 9am and smoked with until 5pm before i cut the air completely. I say that is a great result.
Rivet, in case you didnt know i love this thing
Off to bed. Maybe next weekend i can do a really good Qview. For now you have to settle for just pics that dont have much food.
Looks like your having some fun my friend, thanks for sharing. it's all good my friend.
I was up a few times last night to spray the hog. I get nasty nasty temp spikes after sealing the lid, but i guess that expected. Thank you Mr Oxygen.
Does anyone know if the spikes to over 320° will be harmful(spikes last about 15 minutes before they can go back to smoking temps). The shoulder looked very moist this morning so im crossing my fingers.
One a good note. I added a little over 3/4 full of charcoal into the charcoal box and this morning i had just under a 1/4 left. Not all the wood i put in there was exhausted either. This is one efficient unit. DDAVE said it best. The drums are very moist environments. What is nice so far is the TBS i see vs the white barreling smoke i saw with the SnP. Everything seems to go slower here(good for slower and lower).
I started last night at about 9pm, and its 8am right now. I still have about a 1/4 charcoal basket left. With the SnP i would have gone through almost a whole bag already. If im lucky my box would hold just under 3/4 bag of competition charcoal.
Once again, Thanks to everyone. I think im truely satisfied and i hope my excitement rubs off on others that might be having issues with different types of smokers. This is as close to set it and forget it there is(minus electric).
You'er ok with the high spikes, the shoulder will still taste great. When taking the lid off you have to be as quick as possible to keep the spikes down. I don't do much spritzing with the drum just because of that.