First cook on the UDS. Was a quick one but it impressed the wife :)

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by ricam78, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. ricam78

    ricam78 Newbie

    Thanks to ECTO for letting me remain lazy and building me a UDS.  My wife at first thought I was nuts when I came home with a "garbage can", but with a some nice pointers on some good ole chicken from ECTO and also a side of Moinks, she was quickly a believer.  Next weekend is pork butt and maybe some ribs.  Pics arent too good, but I was snapping with my Motorola Xoom tablet to see how they would come out.

    Stable Temp...I am amazed:


    Ready to go:


    Chicken on.  Last time the UDS will be this clean:


    Chicken off ~2 hrs later:


    Moinks Lowered to crisp:


    Ready for picking:

  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. and it doesn't matter how long you took as long as your wife enjoyed it.
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the ugly side, it all look great! [​IMG]
  4. ricam78

    ricam78 Newbie

    Thanks guys.  Didnt think smoking could be this easy.  Tried it on the kettles many times in the past and got fed up with the flame up and temp consistency issues.  No longer a problem with the ole drum.
  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Glad you liked the smoker.....really glad your wife liked the chicken. That brine makes all the difference in the world if you ask me. Any help you need with that smoker just let me know. Thanks for supporting my BBQ habit.
  6. ricam78

    ricam78 Newbie

    LOL, thanks for getting me addicted to a new habit!
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    .... and just to warn you, there is no twelve step program for this habit! LOL

    Nice looking yard bird, and grats on the new toy!
  8. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    looks good.
  9. slimtony1974

    slimtony1974 Fire Starter

  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking chow!!

    I was craving a UDS after looking at ECTOs work..

    The Woman sez  "Gack!!! You already have three smokers!!"

    I moved over to the Lang page...  she then sez......"Those drum thingies look pretty cool!!"


    Have a great day!!

  11. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking chicken and moinks, that camera took great pics also!
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good from here!   [​IMG]
  13. ricam78

    ricam78 Newbie

    I know the feeling Craig.  I need to get rid of one of mine to make some room!  It definitely wont be the UDS though.

  14. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Everything looks really nice. Great job on the chicken.
  15. austexrod

    austexrod Fire Starter

  16. austexrod

    austexrod Fire Starter

    Put that Performer on Craigslist and let it go to a good home with a "must be made into a UDS" stipulation, Hardy har har!
  17. ricam78

    ricam78 Newbie

    Now thats funny!

    I thought I would do that but I think it may be the Genesis that goes.  I hardly ever use it since I got the Performer.  Then I will keep the spare blue rhino propane tank and hardline it to the Performer to do away with the mini propane bottles. 
  18. That's what I would do. I can not stand my gas grill. has not been used in a long time, needs to go.
  19. pars

    pars Fire Starter

    Smoker and food look Great !!!!    Nice Job !

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  20. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never ditch a Weber that uses charcoal; should be a hard and fast rule...[​IMG]

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