Just about finished up with my first, of what will probably be many, UDS build, and I just want to say thanks to all who have posed their builds. I read countless posts and they helped me greatly.
I went with two ball valves, for more control, and a capped nipple for when I need and extra bit of air. Just about everything is stainless and it was painted with high temp primer then shot with engine enamel, I used a Weber charcoal grate and some expanded steel for the basket giving me 14" x 12" which should allow me to do some nice long cooks without messing with it too much. I also used the lamp nipple to give me a port for my Maverick probes. I may have to order one of the new ones so I can color coordinate seeing as the come in red now.
She'll be getting seasoned in the morning, which should give me a chance to learn the controls a bit. Next weekend will be the first real cook, if all goes well that is.