Pics from my UDS build

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by donnylove, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Well I'm finally pretty much done with my 85 gallon UDS build. I may still put nipples and caps on my two added exhaust holes, but I also may not. Here are the pics with descriptions. Thanks for everyone's advice!

    The drum I bought for $20



    Red liner on the inside



    After several hours with a drill and wire wheel



    The liner's all gone from the inside



    Drilling my intake holes



    Primed and casters on the bottom



    My charcoal basket



    My original lid and exhaust setup (I've since added two more 1" exhaust holes)



    The cooking grate and my lid hanger in action



    Finished product . . . went with silver per Peculiarmike



    Ready for my seasoning burn


    Thanks for looking! I enjoyed the build. Doing my first cook on Saturday
     
  2. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well that looks real good!! Nice pics of the build too! I've got one and love it and know you will too.
     
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow...that's one nice build you did. Real good pic sequence and pespectives. Your lid hangar was perfect! Nice job on the chimney too.
    Congratulations~you put in some hard work!
     
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nicely Done [​IMG]
     
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice build.................points to you my man. That's one big a$$ uds [​IMG]
     
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great build! I love the silver. What did you use for the lid hook? I'm always trying to look at pics of them and never can tell what people are using. [​IMG]
     
  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man that is nice. Good job
     
  8. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I used a "rope binding hook" that I found at Home Depot for $2. Looks like this
     
  9. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    By the way, for anyone building an 85-gallon UDS, I found a 24 1/2" cooking grate made by Rome (for a camp ring). Got it online from Sportsmansguide.com for $11.97 plus shipping and it fit perfectly. Seems pretty sturdy too.

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=503448
     
  10. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That be a right fine lookin drum yall built there!
     
  11. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW, 85 gallon drum..... you just raised my bar !!!
    Great post with build info and I love the color, any future plans of a Coors Light logo on it?
     
  12. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Donnylove, I will be getting me a couple of those! I also want to mount some kind of shelving un the drum to set my ET-73 on.
     
  13. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    I'd like to see that up next to a 55gal drum....it doesn't appear to be that much larger.

    I like the build though, I went with casters too. They rock.
     
  14. donnylove

    donnylove Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    All I can tell you size-wise is that it's an 85-gallon salvage drum that was designed to have a breached 55-gallon drum fit inside it for containment purposes.

    First competition Wednesday? How'd it go?
     

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