Just wanted to drop a quick line and say hello, first post! It all started a few years ago after my first trip to Pappy's smokehouse in St. Louis. Sitting there with my brother-in-law, enjoying some great ribs and brisket, I thought to myself...why am I not "smoking"? I've been a long time backyard warrior but had yet to create any true, low and slow, BBQ. Shortly thereafter I headed to HD to purchase my first smoker. I live in townhouse so a big off-set wasn't in the cards, therefore I settled for a square vertical charcoal Brinkman...ie junk!
Shortly after returning that one to HD, I stumbled upon this site and decided to build a UDS. Below are some pictures of my build. A little father son project...if you will. This thing runs perfect sitting right at 225 degress! No leakage! And runs for hours!
Enjoy the Q-View!