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55 Gallon UDS with 3 racks... need advice.

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After reading up on UDS's I'm ready get get building, my only issue is cooking space.  My current Brinkmann offset has a cooking area of 1242 square inches.  The only way go get close to this would be to have 3 racks in the UDS.  Of course the issue with that is I won't be able to get to the bottom racks to baste or add glaze.  Any ideas?  Pictures are always appreciated!

 

THANKS!

Jeff

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Jeff

I have 5 racks in mine. You could remove the racks to baste or glaze. However I don't I keep the lid closed.

 

The orange plugs can be removed to put a temp probe in.

 

This is the bolts to hold the racks.

 

Happy smoken.

David

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Hello jeffed76.  Out of desperation I made these while out camping.  I meant to improve them but they work so well I still use 'em.  Just 2 scraps of wood and a coat hanger.  Just hook in the rack and lift out.  A table each side of your UDS such as in photos themule69 posted and you are set.  Good Luck.  Keep Smokin!

Danny

 

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These are great tips guys!

Themule69: 5 grates, that is awesome!!! How far apart are your grates?

KC5TPY: genius idea, I'll be making those for sure!
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These are great tips guys!

Themule69: 5 grates, that is awesome!!! How far apart are your grates?

KC5TPY: genius idea, I'll be making those for sure!

I don't remember if it is 3" or 3 1/2"

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One more question mule, what are the orange plugs made out of?
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One more question mule, what are the orange plugs made out of?

I took a 1/8" pipe coupling and cut them in half. Then I used 1/8" pipe plugs. I painted them orange so I wouldn't loose them.

Then on the side of the shelf I welded 1/8" cut in half couplings so I would have a place to store the plugs when I had that plug out.

David

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I made an adjustable rack system. I can place the racks wherever I need to. Just have to rotate the racks to get in or out.
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