My "Acadian" smoker

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by dsbroussard, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Some of you may have seen this on a few of the facebook uds groups but here it is, my first UDS build. Thanks for sharing tips and ideas!

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  2. Very SWEET!  [​IMG]
     
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would have to call that an Upright Drum Smoker?

    Ugly Drum Smoker just doesn't apply here?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  4. c farmer

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

    That is a nice uds. You should see mine.
     
  5. I have to agree 100% with Venture on this!

    Just curious, what is the flag you have painted on it?
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Drummy! Nothing ugly about that! Now let's see some smoke! Nice build!
     
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL... must be a resident of Breaux Bridge, no wait, I am thinking New Iberia!  I'd say its a perfect smoker but I note the Squeeze Box bottle opener is missing.

    USL alum ? I spent a few great years there myself, too great I might add.....LOL Oh wait, I forgot, ULL now.

    Nice looking drum smoker
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL... I learned something, I can not age today, I knew it was UDS, but I thought the "U" was for something else. Of course his isn't ugly in the acadian theme.
     
  9. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Thanks guys. Cfarmer go ahead and post a pic of your drum.
     
  10. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Foamheart, thanks....next drum will be a true UGLY smoker. I did go to UL Lafayette then left to go to flight school in New Iberia. I grew up in Carencro now im living just west of Carencro and north of Scott.
     
  11. Hello.  FANTASTIC looking smoker!!!  Great Job.  Looking forward to seeing some great smokes from that dude.  I have a question maybe you and or my friend Foam can answer.  I have seen it both ways; is acadian or arcadian?  Just curious.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  12. Nothing Ugly about that! Nice job!
     
  13. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Thanks for the compliment! Kc5tpy, it Acadian, acadian, Acadiana .... all associated with the former colony of New France, now nova Scotia and new Brunswick.
     
  14. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    *It's Acadia....... I hate auto correct and predictive text.
     
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL... we've probably been in a few of the same watering holes.
     
  16. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Where are you from?
     
  17. Hey DS, great looking smoker. My mother was born and raised in the Carencro area on Butcher Switch Road at the corner where I-49 cuts through. Love the Acadian flag on the front. The Acadian flag was designed by my Uncle Tom Arceneaux,my mothers brother. I was born and raised in Gonzales but spent half my life on the farm on Butcher Switch road. You probably know some of my relatives in the area.
     
  18. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Hey Cecil,

    I know of your uncle designing the flag....that was in the 60's when he designed it? Proud to say that flag came from my home town. Now the house your mother grew up in.....is that the one on the corner that was moved or demolished and I think a bank went up there? Well im glad you like the design. You know us Cajuns are proud of our roots! My sister in law was raised in Gonzales. ...she was a Sanchez. I do know some arceneaux's.
     
  19. doug lacombe

    doug lacombe Newbie

    That is one fine smoker...  How is the flag attached and your handle designs, cut with a plasma cutter?

    DS and Cecil,  I'm from just down the road in Iota, but I have a brother that lives in Breaux Bridge and an Uncle that lives in Carencro.
     
  20. dsbroussard

    dsbroussard Newbie

    Thanks.. the sign is held on with magnets. I have the hardware to bolt it on with spacers but I like the magnet idea. Ill make an American flag and a marine flag ......different designs that are interchangeable. The handles were bought from bayou teche brewing at their tasting room. They were cut when I bought them. Hey another from cajun country. ....I have family in both Breaux Bridge and Carencro. Lots of smokers from Louisiana in here.
     

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