Thanks bmadox, I have found on local CL someone selling chunks, cut with veg oil saw specifically for smoking. Haven't run them down yet in a nearby city.
Thanks jhtitan, The adjustable rack came from some kind of industrial shelving system I picked up somewhere years ago. If you click the first photo it's white just behind the drum. It was a major pain to get free the parts I wanted. Had to go at it with plasma cutter then an air chisel. Then couldn't find clips to fit the holes, had to make them and that was more time consuming aggravation and a job I'll probably try to do again a different way. I have another if you happen to be in driving distance of Bristol, TN. It is much heavier material than what Lowe's wanted too much for.
Appreciate you noticing the forge work. I want to forge a small dragon head to set on the vent, if I can get tome time.
Plan to try bacon wrapped and spiral cut hot-dogs this evening! Man, the photos I saw on here looked so good.
I'm back after Supper: The smoked hot-dogs were great. If that were the only thing the UDS would do it would justify the build and keeping it. Used sub rolls and put one bacon wrapped and 1/2 a spiral cut per dog along with other deluxe fixings.
Edited by damascusmaker - 5/26/15 at 6:27pm