UDS with a funky lid

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by megt123, May 7, 2013.

  1. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower






    When I built my UDS I couldn't find a lid anywhere, so I used a tub and flipped it over and added a handle and vent. Here are some pics with a smoked pork loin using apple wood. it could not have been any more tender.
     
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I love the ingenuity!    BTW that isn't a galvanized tub is it?
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2013
  3. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    Yes, but I read somewhere for galvenizing to get someone sick it had to be subject to at least 800 degrees for it to burn off the zinc. Anyway I have done four smokes with it and I am alive answering questions so I guess it's ok.
     
  4. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    To bad though because I am getting alot of smoke coming out of where the lid goes over the barrell.

    I might try and finding where they meet and putting a high heat gasket on the inside of the lid.

    Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
     
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  Great to hear because  the poisoning hits peak after the fifth smoke!  ;)
     
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    There are plenty of threads about modifying the drum to fit a Weber lid but if a flat lid is ok just check at your local metal recycle place where people sell scrap and ask if they have barrels/ lids.  

    I'm picking up an extra lid just so i can weld the lid to a Kettle lid (cut out the center after it's welded) and it'll fit the barrel exactly. 
     

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