Got mailbox for my UDS ( Thanks to Pops )

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by jrod62, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I wanted to be able to use my AMNPS in my UDS. Pops put a mailbox on his smokehouse.

    for his AMNPS to sit in . So figure I could make it work for my UDS.

    First I wanted to be able to put 3 racks in my UDS .  Got these from work


    got out my grinder to cut the brace back so I can get the grates pass the top two braces.


    had to make the holes bigger to fit over the bolts

    not the smartest way to hold on to it  [​IMG]


    first rack on the top brace , second one will sit on the bolts, third on th bottom brace.


    now on th the mailbox smoker.  drill a hole in the top and added a elbow.


    drilling the intake holes.

    If I had a half a brain I would have done this before painting it. [​IMG]


    put in a 5" nipple


    Time for a trial run and see if it works or not.

    used a weber lighter cube to start my AMNPS


    The elbow is a tight fit over the nipple . I want to be able to take it off when im done.


    smoking pretty good [​IMG]


    nice smoke coming out the top


    here I just took the lid off . That little smoker put out a lot of smoke


    Got it mounted and ready for a party we had today. The pig on top of the mailbox was

    make by a coworker with just metal scrap at my work.


    I want to thanks Pops for this great Idea. I think It turn out great !!

    here a link to the build of the UDS.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/119206/got-two-drums-undated-with-finish-pictures-4-1-12
     
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  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That's pretty Awesome Ed!!!

    Pops was the motivation for my external fire box also, yours looks a lot better than mine though!!!!
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Love it!!!
     
  4. Imagination rules. I believe that it will be a SMF member who will put the first smoker on Mars.
     
     
  5. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job!

    :yahoo:
     
  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks , I was going to go with the metal tool box that I have. (but couldn't find it)  [​IMG]

    Then found the mailbox that I could use so I went with it.
     
  7. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks,
    I like the way it turn out. Now the weather cooler I think
    Its time to cold smoke some bacon and cheese in it Thumbs Up
     
  8. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    It could be called " SMF BBQ STAND" :grilling_smilie:
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
  9. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW!  Fantastic job!  So glad that it worked for you!  
     
  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A side box for a UDS....WOW!!!

    Great Idea!!

    Todd
     
  11. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks,
    I will have this setup on all my smokers
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That turned out awesome - 
     
  13. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is really awesome.
     
  14. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  15. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks.
    Wasn't sure it would look good but it turn out nice .
    Going to hookup pipes to all my smokers so I can use it on any one of them
     
  16. simple

    simple Smoke Blower

    Now, I realize I have a lazy streak a mile wide, so maybe that's clouding my thought process; I don't quite understand this mod.  Why couldn't you just put the AMPS in the drum after lighting it?  Why is the additional box needed?
     
  17. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hot smoking in the uds would burn the pellets all at once, and fast.
     
  18. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    The AMNPS won't stay lit in my UDS . Not enough air flow .
    And with mailbox mod I can reload the AMNPS quickly.
     

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