My UDS (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rickw, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi guys. Here's a big thanks to all that shared their info on the UDS so others, like me, could have the knowledge to attempt one their self. I was gathering parts for the UDS for a few weeks and this weekend finally got it built. Here is some pics of the progress and final result.









    I had a hard time with the Weber lid fitting so with some bending and banging this is how I figure to use it. I have to have my smoked turkey.





    I did a test burn with 9 lbs of charcoal and after 9 hours it was still holding on at 210 degree. I had to hit the sack so I really don't know how long it really did last.

    Once again a big thanks to all.
     
  2. Very cool. Let us know how that intake extention works .
     
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a sweet looking rig.
     
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    During the test burn I was messing with the gate valve to see how easy it would be to control. I could lower and raise the temps around 20 degrees or so with just a small amount of adjustment. I have plans on a smoke this Sunday so that will be the big test
     
  5. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Rick... you did one h3ll of a job!!![​IMG]
     
  6. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    looks real nice with that kettle lid on there. good job! do you have any moe pics from the build? are you gonna make anymore mods?
    thanks,
    guv
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job Rick!![​IMG]
     
  8. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the Drumhead nation!!
     
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice! And Bubba did an extended intake once...he din't like it. But he din't heed my advice to increase it's diameter due to pipe length and laminar airflow characteristics in conjunction with thermodynamic convection considerations. Figgers. ;{)
     
  10. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WHAT?!! LOL j/k - Them there is edjukated werds right there [​IMG]
     
  11. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Uhhhhh.............what???
     
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You shoulda made it bigger Bubba! - [​IMG]
     
  13. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh....thanks! [​IMG]
     
  14. Great work Rick!!! [​IMG]
     
  15. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice work my friend. Your determination paid off bigtime.
     
  16. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice rig you have there.[​IMG]
     
  17. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great Job ...
     
  18. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Way to go Rick...its well known that "Q" always tastes better on a smoker ya built your self!!
     
  19. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks folks for all great comments. This morning I added a shelf and access holes for a digital thermometer or two. Here's a pic of how it turned out.
     
  20. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    nice work..man i really think about doing one....good thing i can pull alot of info on here...how much do you have invested in it...
     

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