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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

So I built my UDS. I still have some things to finish on it but it's a smoker now. Got 2 barrels from the scrap yard for $4 each. Picked up a few nuts and bolts, some expanded metal, and some new grates from Home Depot. I had a Sears kettle style grill with a hinged lid that I used the lid off of.

 

http://i.imgur.com/VsarHdL.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/3VA3gsU.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/2EFjIk5.jpg

 

Curing...... the lid doesn't fit

 

http://i.imgur.com/tS5Y3zq.jpg

 

So I cut a strip out of the other barrel and riveted it in on the existing one. Hole is great to stick the thermometer probes through.

 

http://i.imgur.com/SDAGSw3.jpg

 

Can I help daddy?

 

http://i.imgur.com/EhcxEFa.jpg?

 

Finished product/Q-View

 

http://i.imgur.com/YtD5FpN.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/0ZpTBp0.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/BaOKQCU.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/4zi5onp.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/I3JBNKm.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/lMBrDYB.jpg

 

http://i.imgur.com/50WjyY9.jpg?1

 

HOPEFULLY these images upload correctly

 

edit: they didnt. so i posted links to the pictures. If someone wants to give me an idea of how to embed the pictures, let me know.

post #2 of 10

jjrose, the UDS, and the food, all look great!  Nicely done!

 

Red

post #3 of 10

Looks like it is smoking fine, well done, to upload pics, click on the 8th from the end icon above.  or 2 left of the paper clip.  Insert images will open and that is how I do it.  Hope that helps

post #4 of 10

UDS are the king of the cookers imo (not size) but end result.   It makes me want to (Tim Taylor) grunt every time i see some mouth watering bbq coming off a drum!   

post #5 of 10

Looks good. I tried putting my remote temp leads through, but I need to drill a bigger hole. I also had the same lid you had,. but couldn't use it because it was bent.

Yes the images look good.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Megt123 View Post

Looks good. I tried putting my remote temp leads through, but I need to drill a bigger hole. I also had the same lid you had,. but couldn't use it because it was bent.

Yes the images look good.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140549/maverick-owners-probe-eyelet-solution-sealed

 

This is simple and cheap for temp probe leads

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/140549/maverick-owners-probe-eyelet-solution-sealed

 

This is simple and cheap for temp probe leads

I will try that. I had read that someone used lamp allthread for their build which I did, but then found out it wasn't large enough. I  use it to stick in a Taylor pen remote just to compare to my built in thermometer. So it's not a total waste.

post #8 of 10

By the way. Very nice build. I might steal your idea for the untesil rack.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the feedback! While I was planning this build people kept asking me why I didn't just go buy one. Where's the fun in that though!
post #10 of 10

Even though I have some leaks that need attention. I am still making some good BBQ.

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