Ultimate Drum Smoker

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by ballagh, May 13, 2014.

  1. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    Currently in the process of building what I coin as the "Ultimate Drum Smoker" :)

    Brand spanking new 55 gallon steel drum
    Weber grates and lid
    5"x12" Stainless exhaust tip
    SS lid hinge
    Drum dolly
    Smoke daddy pellet hopper assembly
    Smoke daddy magnum pig
    Sand blast
    Powder coat
    Led Lights
    Round 1 piece granite table
    Granite heat sink diffuser
    And lots more. Here is where I am at with it now. Stay tuned :)

    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I've been pondering whether i wanted a pooper UDS for a while....got too many smokers as is though. The only reason i might is for sausage and jerky.    You might need more exhaust put in your Weber lid than the stock exhaust so keep that in mind.   Dennis ended up putting a bunch of exhaust in his prototype. 
  3. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    I have a 12"x5" chrome exhaust tip for the vent pipe :)
  4. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    And it showed up today :)

    Last edited: May 14, 2014
  5. chiefusn

    chiefusn Smoke Blower

    How are you going to attach it to the drum lid? Been wanting to do something like this for a while now but just can't figure that part out.

  6. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    It is a bolt on. So where the factory weber vent was i took it off and will weld a 4" take off pipe to attach it too. I had to do it this way since I am sandblasting and powder coating everything.
  7. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    Here is the heat diffuser/sink I made. 1" granite to be mounted above the burn pot :)

  8. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    Fab work is done and sandblasted. Off to the powder coater tomorrow for a baked on high gloss black :)

  9. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    Incredible 1 day turn around at the powder coater has put me way ahead of schedule. He did an amazing job on the drum, lid and drum cart. All high gloss black and flawless. Half way through the final assembly. Here are some pics.

  10. pork dork

    pork dork Smoke Blower

    Hey there buddy,
    I see that you listed the granite ring and some LEDs. I understand the granite ring for a work surface but what are the LEDs for?

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