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My first drum cook w/ Qview

post #1 of 15
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While the "puter" guys were busy here I got my new drum dirty. I wanted to start off easy so I could get the feel of it.

BB's, Mango/Chipotle chicken, ABT's, Butts & a duck. Man glad I held back for the first burn.

There she sits look'n purdy.

BB's ready to go on.
post #2 of 15
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BB's ready for some cooler time.

Mango/Chipotle glazed chickens.

ABT's - Dates stuffed with manchago cheese topped with chream cheese toped with chorizo wrapped in bacon. Mmmm Goood.

Chicken with the ABT's.
post #3 of 15
It all looks very good. How did ya like how the drum worked?
post #4 of 15
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Two butts and a duck ready to go on Sunday morning.

Ready for some sammies. Need to learn to hold the camera still. Probably drunk by that time.

Yesterday I added some bling.

All in all a sucessful first burn. Thanks all for your help and ideas on building my first UDS.
post #5 of 15
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Put a thermometer on last night.
post #6 of 15
It looks great nice way to break in that UDS
post #7 of 15
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I dug it big time. It will take some time to get used to it. The BB's were too well done on the bone side for my liking but all in all it was cool. I think I might ditch the smoke stack and go with the 8 x 1/2" holes this weekend. I had a ton of charcoal left over on Sunday and I burned it for around 10 hours. Saturday I am going to try it with just lump and see how that goes. Because of my BGE I'm just used to using lump. This time I went with Kingsford and I just can't get past all the ash it leaves behind.
post #8 of 15
I know what ya mean. I've been using lump on mine and tried some bricks for an overnighter and didn't care for the amount of ash it produced. It was so bad it wanted to smother out the rest of the bricks. I've never had that problem with lump. So far I like the lump more. I get some spikes but it's not a huge deal and I'm really not the kind to freak out if my temps rise.
post #9 of 15
Thanks for posting pics of your first UDS cook Cigarbcue. Everything looks amazing. BTW, I really like the idea of using U-bolts for the cooking grate. What size did you go with?
post #10 of 15
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Not sure of the size. They measure 1 3/4" from the center of each bolt and they are sticking 2" into the drum now that they are bolted on. I used stainless steel. I got the idea from some guy's blog on how he built his. I liked the idea of not sticking my arm in and getting scratched up by the end of a bolt. Worked out very well.
post #11 of 15

Thanks for the details. I'll add a few U-bolts to my Home Depot shopping list this weekend.
post #12 of 15
Looks good! I think I am going to build a UDS soon. I was ordered to fix the picnic table first though so I better get going on that!
post #13 of 15
That's a killer first burn!!!
post #14 of 15
Hey the ABT's almost ended up looking like smoked mice.
post #15 of 15
Both the drum and the food look awesome! Points if I'm able to give 'em. Thanks for sharing the QVIEW

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