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Gonna build an ugly barrell smoker

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ive seen plans and such on the web. Any suggestion's greatly appriciated as Im new to this smokin thing !!

post #2 of 11

just one, make sure you have enough draft on the bottom. A couple 3/4" nipples with ball valves is better than one large one. I have three on mine. Ball valves are important so you can control your flow.

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mstrmike> were are you located...If you are close enough, I wouldn't mind giving you a hand on that build....if you could use one ? beercheer.gif

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Im in central California Sequoia national forest. Ahh california home of gun control and and wild libs :0

post #5 of 11

OOP's, a little to far for a UDS build party. Wish I could give you a hand with it. When you do get it built don't forget to post some Q-views....I love to see others ideals on builds.....Shoneyboy BTW: " Happy New Years"

post #6 of 11

Here is a video on how I built mine.  Not a step by step but will give you general Idea.

 

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the video, Im curious why no water pans in barrell smokers, Any one ever put one in ?

post #8 of 11

I use water pans in both my uds's. I like them as they keep my smokers clean and I don't like the taste of sour smoke thats created from burnt fat. I say try it both ways and see which way you like.  Here's something that might help ya out in your build.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/uds-ugly-drum-smoker

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input I'll add an additional wire shelf for a water pan. Im thinking about 2 inches above coal basket.

post #10 of 11

One thing I forgot to mention is using a UDS as a grill also. I put my fire basket up higher and move my other grill to the top. Works out great.

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post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone I think (not good for me).. i have a plan I've read and searched sights and links for more hours than it should take to build it. I'll try and post some pictures and updates when i get the barrell i ordered.

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