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UDS with a funky lid

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When I built my UDS I couldn't find a lid anywhere, so I used a tub and flipped it over and added a handle and vent. Here are some pics with a smoked pork loin using apple wood. it could not have been any more tender.

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I love the ingenuity!    BTW that isn't a galvanized tub is it?

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Yes, but I read somewhere for galvenizing to get someone sick it had to be subject to at least 800 degrees for it to burn off the zinc. Anyway I have done four smokes with it and I am alive answering questions so I guess it's ok.

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To bad though because I am getting alot of smoke coming out of where the lid goes over the barrell.

I might try and finding where they meet and putting a high heat gasket on the inside of the lid.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

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Yes, but I read somewhere for galvenizing to get someone sick it had to be subject to at least 800 degrees for it to burn off the zinc. Anyway I have done four smokes with it and I am alive answering questions so I guess it's ok.

icon14.gif Great to hear because  the poisoning hits peak after the fifth smoke!  ;)

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To bad though because I am getting alot of smoke coming out of where the lid goes over the barrell.

I might try and finding where they meet and putting a high heat gasket on the inside of the lid.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

There are plenty of threads about modifying the drum to fit a Weber lid but if a flat lid is ok just check at your local metal recycle place where people sell scrap and ask if they have barrels/ lids.  

 

I'm picking up an extra lid just so i can weld the lid to a Kettle lid (cut out the center after it's welded) and it'll fit the barrel exactly. 

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