My name is Sean, and I am from Cape Town in South Africa. Spent a few months checking out the forum before finally building my own UDS! Did my first smoke on the 24th of December...
As it stands:
Vents on the bottom to control air flow:
Top exhaust... also adjustable to control temps
Thermometer to keep tabs on the temp inside the smoker... currently sitting on 120 degrees celcius.
Puffing away... smoke was a little too thin to see
Silverside that I smoked... I think it's called bottom round in the US. 4 hours at a pretty consistent 120 degrees celcius. Next time I will try to get the fire a little cooler. I really need a meat probe thermometer to check internal temps though, to better know when the meat must come off. As it was, it was a little on the dry side, but still an awesome smokey flavour :smile:
Took two days to make the smoker, mostly because I had to borrow and buy tools and materials as and when I realised I needed them. Learnt a lot with my first smoke... fire was waaaaaaay too hot, and even with all vents closed I struggled to get it below 120 degrees celcius. I used three biggish pieces of rooikrans, which is in the acacia genus, which was a bit of a mistake... definitely burns too hot.
Anyway, next time I will take everything I learnt and use it to better my smoke :D
Edited by Shiizzo - 12/28/11 at 11:02pm