Minimalist UDS

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by grillard, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. This is going to be a pretty simple build, but I wanted to document it, if only in appreciation for all the posts that made it easy to figure out.

    Found this barrel... When I saw what it had held I thought it might be a sign.

    Drilled 3 1 inch holes at the bottom and installed 3/4" nipples. Now to burn it out.

    Oh yeah, better burn the lid, too!

    Still need to build a charcoal basket and install bolts for the grill. Timing depends on the weather and the voices in my head. ;)
  2. mcjunkins uds

    mcjunkins uds Newbie

    I have to burn my lid as well. Did you deal with any warping of the lid. I'm worried about it getting too hot.
  3. Didn't have any problems with the lid. I rotated it a few times during the burn so the heat was even. It seals fine.
  4. mcjunkins uds

    mcjunkins uds Newbie

    Good to know. Thanks.
  5. Charcoal basket: weber grate, 6" high expanded metal, Walmart pizza pan for ash catcher:

    Pork but and a pig's foot about to cook:

    How did they turn into pork shots?

    I need to get into the habit of taking pics. So far I've done ribs and abts, both of which I thought cane out better than on my akorn. OTOH, the akorn fits on the porch so I can use it during our monsoons...

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