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Mini uds

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I want to make a mini uds just for doing fattys so I don't need to fire the big uds if I'm not cooking something else, what would be a good size drum, also any tips from people who have built a mini would be appreciated
post #2 of 10
I too would like to see some tips since I'm looking into making a mini uds.
post #3 of 10
Actually I saw this mini WSM. I think I'm gonna make one of these. http://virtualweberbullet.com/miniwsm.html
post #4 of 10
I would use a 15 gallon.

The only problem with building a mini-WSM is that the 32qt tamale pots are super hard to find anymore. The mini-WSM is hard to beat. it's a great little smoker and mine are the smokers I use the most.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

i have a 18" weber kettle i dont really need anymore, perhaps ill look into turning that into something

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I would use a 15 gallon.

The only problem with building a mini-WSM is that the 32qt tamale pots are super hard to find anymore. The mini-WSM is hard to beat. it's a great little smoker and mine are the smokers I use the most.
Amazon has a handful of different 32qt brands you can find.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Nklcolt1911 View Post
 

i have a 18" weber kettle i dont really need anymore, perhaps ill look into turning that into something

I believe the parts and pieces on a 18" weber work hand and hand with a 30 gallon drum

post #8 of 10

Gentleman......

 

I am no expert as I learn from everyone on here all the time...but here is the mini uds I just built from a 16 gallon steel drum that are free at most oil change places.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/233461/mini-uds-with-help-from-sawzall

Send me a PM....I will answer any question.....I am still trying to figure out how to run mine with the smallest diffuser I can...as I love the southern taste of the fat dripping on the coals.

 

J

post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

I would use a 15 gallon.

The only problem with building a mini-WSM is that the 32qt tamale pots are super hard to find anymore. The mini-WSM is hard to beat. it's a great little smoker and mine are the smokers I use the most.

The IMUSA 32qt tamale steamers are all over the place here in Texas. They are aluminum, not steel.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by rabbithutch View Post

The IMUSA 32qt tamale steamers are all over the place here in Texas. They are aluminum, not steel.

But all of them and sell them here! They've dried up everywhere else. The imusa isn't as good as the Vasconia, but with a bit of modification works.
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