How clean out a UDS

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by danbono, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi All I'm just curious about how one goes about cleaning out a UDS when the smoking is done?

    I may be looking to build one down the road.

    Thanks Dan
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you're talking about the ash, what I did with mine is bolted the legs of the charcoal basket through a cheap 18" pizza pan. The pan sits on the bottom of the UDS about 3" below the bottom of the basket. I just lift the whole thing out to dump the ash & stuff.
  3. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks I was referring to the ash.

  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shop vac.
  5. I didn't think about it when I built mine. I ended up with a huge basket and couldn't find an off-the-shelf pizza pan to fit. Ended up cutting a water heater pan to size an bolting to the basket. I still have foil below that though, to catch everything that slips through. But it's bc I don't have a shop vac

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