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post #41 of 50
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The drum that had AT in it, are you gonna give it a quick rinsing before lighting it up? Wondering if it will smoke? Or make some interesting, colorful flames?


Yep, I have already washed the inside and the outside. I made sure to properly dispose of the contaminants. I am getting started on it tomorrow evening so there will be pictures after that.

post #42 of 50

That is a few fine looking UDS's I have build several smokers and learned from every build.

Happy smoken.

David

post #43 of 50
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So I got started on UDS #3 last night with my buddy. While I was there I decided to make an ash catcher to put under my fire basket. I used the lid that was cut out from his barrel and welded it to the legs on my basket. Not a fantastic job but my tack welds are getting better. I just need to bend the edges up some more to make more of a dish shape instead of being flat.

 

 

 

post #44 of 50
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Well I did forget one thing and that is to drill a small hole in the side so that I could get my probes in the pit.

 

 

 

I picked up 2 9.5 lb pork butts to smoke for easter. 

 

 

 

 

 

Went on the smoker around 5:30pm, probably going to go till 8-9 am.

 

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Are you going to put any grommets where the probe passes thru?
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Are you going to put any grommets where the probe passes thru?

 

Nah, I didn't on my other smoker and it was never an issue. I did a small hole that I can barely squeeze both through so when they are both in there isn't much room for any air leaks.

post #47 of 50

Quick question guys.

 

 Almost everyone puts that ash catcher tray underneath the coal basket.

 If you had 3'' or 4'' legs on the basket then why would a catcher be needed?

  I mean you can actually just let the ashes fall out on onto the bottom of the barrel correct?

 

  Is this just to make it easier to clean out?  Would be just as easy to tip the barrel over 

to get rid of any ash no?

 

 Just curious as I am starting a build soon also..

 

Knight

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Quick question guys.

 

 Almost everyone puts that ash catcher tray underneath the coal basket.

 If you had 3'' or 4'' legs on the basket then why would a catcher be needed?

  I mean you can actually just let the ashes fall out on onto the bottom of the barrel correct?

 

  Is this just to make it easier to clean out?  Would be just as easy to tip the barrel over 

to get rid of any ash no?

 

 Just curious as I am starting a build soon also..

 

Knight


Most don't like ash all over the yard, deck etc... me included. I just pull the basket out and shake the ashes out into the garbage can or compost pile. Then the leftover coal that is still in there can be used again. You would find that a bunch of ash in the bottom of your drum would kind of turn into a hard substance with the moisture that collects in there during cool wet weather plus any grease that made it down there. Might get moldy too. It's just easier and cleaner. It's the only way if you ask me.

post #49 of 50

Very good,

Sounds logical to me!

Thanks Timber!

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That, and also when you dump it over you pour ash all over your seasoned sides. I don't like a lot of ash all over everything.

 

So the butts came off around 10am this morning. They were amazing and everyone enjoyed the meal.

 

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