I have completed my UDS. Time to take it our for a burn! I have posted a few pictures, I welcome any constructive feedback.
55 gal drum - $20
Sandblasting and paint $30
expanded steel and pizza pan $ 25
Misc hardware and temp guage $30
Charcoal grill Masterbuilt pro 22.5 grill, special clearance at homedepot $25.00 ( I took all my parts from this grill including grates and handles)
Im total $130 in, not bad I think.
You're gonna die! I used stainless, but I think it's a bunch of hype,
the temps never get too hot.
One guy soaked his zinc in vinegar and it wore off.
SEASON (spray insides with PAM or lard or bacon grease)
run a 225 fire for a few hours before any meat.
Yea it is way tall, mine is about 13 x 7 1/2 and can burn about 17-18 hours @ 275....bottom line is you don't want to ever put charcoal in it that high. Now people do have tall baskets, i'm not a fan of that because the charcoal is going to ash up and you need that ash to be able to fall away. You could chop off 4-5 "'s off that easy.
I don't have any zinc but i do think it's over hyped. Just take a harbor freight flame thrower over it or something and burn it off just to be safe.
Hello. Great looking unit. Can see some really great Q coming from that. My friend FWI has you sorted on the Zinc. Many folks will say IF, MAYBE, SHOULD BE. Zinc/galvanize is nothing to play with. You wouldn't let your kids play with a gun even IF you thought it was unloaded. When I was welding I had a MILD case of galvanize poisoning; NOT NICE. Why take that chance with family and friends? Burn it all off and ensure you have plenty of ventilation when you do. Keep Smokin!