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My new UDS

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Realizing my Masterbuilt Pro was at the end of its life I decided to give a UDS build a try. I started with ball valve vents but didn't like so I fabricated some pivoting bottom vents. I paid 18 a piece for three 22.5 grates and simply used nuts and bolts for rack hangers. I seasoned with a couple good empty burns then I gave it a test run at work yesterday (built it in my truck repair shop) and had great results. After yesterdays success I decided to load it up with 5 butts today (on sale for $1.50 a pound) and try a major smoke. This is just a prototype to see how it worked out since I have never used a UDS before. Soon I'll build a really nice one with vents and handles salvaged from the Masterbuilt.






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What kind of fuel are you using? That smoke looks mighty white amd thick to me..
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A base of chunk charcoal then some fresh hickory chunks on top. Worked out well yesterday.

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i think it was just me looking at my phone, outside. It doesnt look bad once I get on the computer. Good luck on the butts.. Keep us informed on any mods or tweaks you do on the UDS :)

Happy Labor day weekend :)


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Yup... worked great. almost 25 pounds total and about 7 hours up to 195.


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