UDS 2.0 on her maiden voyage

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bbq enthusiast, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Well I bought a new drum the other day,($72 dollars and some change. ouch[​IMG] ) and made a few changes on her. here's a few pics. the air regulation on this new one is way better than my last one.the last one I did had a 1 1/4" air intake running up the side of the drum. this one I installed a 1/2" ball valve. and used a 2" pipe for the exhust.[​IMG] smoked a 5lb round eye roast, it came out dry but thats a diffrent thread, for some other time.
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  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking rig. Killer pipe. Yep, go 24.
     
  3. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OK, I dig the smoke stack, but $72 for the drum? Ouch, indeed! I guess in the long term, the cost will wash, but I'm getting used drums around here for $12.

    Nice lookin' UDS!
     
  4. forcedsquint

    forcedsquint Fire Starter

    Looks really nice. How many intakes do you have at the bottom and did you only use a ball valve on one of them? Looks like you have caps on some of them which I would think are either totally open or totally closed.

    I'm going to be building mine soon and see so many different configurations. I see quite a few with two intakes and they use a ball valve on both.
     
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Use at least 3 intakes and 1 ball valve is plenty for air adjustment! [​IMG]
     
  6. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

     
  7. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I installed four 1/2 inch nipples near the bottom and one of them has a 1/2 inch ball valve on it. when she was going full throttle I had 3 of the caps on and the ball valve fully open
     
  8. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I've learned most of what I know about UDS's, from BBQ BUBBA's postings here on this site.[​IMG]
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking UDS like the chrome stack
     
  10. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice lookin uds, mount an air horn on top with stack and call her the big rig. looks good!!!
     
  11. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And some orange runnin lights around the top! The smokestack makes that an instant classic!!!
     
  12. Man that's pretty. But why did you have to steal my coffee table to put next to it?
     
  13. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I was trying to go for the red neck look[​IMG] I do like how people integrate a table or a shelf on the side but I got in a hurry to try this one out and didn't take the time to engineer a trick looking table/shelf. there's always the next one!![​IMG]
     
  14. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great.
     
  15. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice UDS BBQ Enthusiast. Shoot you can always add a shelf. Think about maybe some diamond plate to go with the awesome stack.
     
  16. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    OH YA[​IMG] thats a freakin great idea. I would have never thought of that.[​IMG] I will get right on that Thank you!!!!
     
  17. ncdodave

    ncdodave Smoking Fanatic

    hey Gordon!
    since youre in antelope come up to carson city on fathers day weekend and join us for a little smoke off! ill bee smoking as well as a couple of other people and crankin up out Dutch ovens while we're at it![​IMG]great stack! put a box for a table on the front with a couple of head lights and a steering wheel and set the whole thing on a go cart frame! then you can buy one of steves mini lane smokers and have everyone wondering how you made that!
    LOL
     
  18. lagogarda

    lagogarda Fire Starter

    gotta get me one of those stacks for my SS UDS.!!!!![​IMG]
     
  19. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That chrome stack is a nice touch. [​IMG] Looks cool! [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  20. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yano when they do that to the big rigs they callem chicken trucks, u cud call it the chicken smoker!!!
     

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