Finished up the UDS this weekend, except the final painting with high temp paint. I have to coordinate that for when I will be home for a couple days during the week so I can have it sandblasted and put a coat of high temp primer on it right away.
I seasoned the inside since it was starting to flash rust due to touching it from the build and assembly.
She has 3 cooking levels, with one of the levels doubling as a hanging rack, and a level just above the coal basket for a deflector or water pan. The lower cooking level also doubles as a sear position for the coal basket so I can grill too.
New, unused, unlined drum:
Big Poppa Kit
$48 kettle knockoff from Sam Walton's place
Weber hanging rack
Spacers added to the hinge mechanism allowed me to use the hinges on the dome lid:
Upper coal basket position for searing:
Optons, options, options.
2 holes drilled for probes. Magnet coving when not being used. These are just below the shelf on the backside and I have a small hook that I hang the transmitter from on the back of the shelf so it is out of the way and not using shelf space.
Just wanted something in there to add some flavor.