I have been working on my first UDS for a few weeks now and finally had it ready for a smoke.
(here is the build thread: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/184576/bmaddoxs-1st-uds-build-w-pics)
I decided to go with a few trusted recipes to ensure that the UDS is cooking correctly. I cooked two 6.5lb boston butts, a spinach and cheese fatty, and some ABTs. Everything turned out great. I am really happy with how the UDS is working.
Starting with a nice clean smoker but that won't last for long.
Here is the progress after three hours when I pulled the fatty off.
Looks good to me.
The breakfast of champions. Fatty egg and cheese biscuit.
Put some ABTs on once the butts were done. I finally used my Q-Mat from amazenproducts.com and it worked great. It made it so easy to slide everything on and off.
ABTs all done and ready to eat. These only lasted about 0.25 seconds.
All rested and ready to pull. The bark was perfect on these. Nice and thick but without that burned bitter taste.
And finally the plate pic. Served up with the wife's potato salad and some balsamic glazed roasted brussel sprouts with BBB.
I can't wait to fire up my new smoker again. I think my electric smokers will collect a little dust for the next few months.