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First cook on UDS w/ QView

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Threw a 4 1/2 lb butt on.. Took 5 1/2 hours to get it to 200, a little finishing sauce and some home made slaw.. Good times..

post #2 of 26
Looks damn good!!!
post #3 of 26
Nice first smoke on that rig.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 26
Great looking first smoke... the qviews look delicious...

That is a great looking UDS, should not call it Ugly Drum Smoker... LOL PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 26
Very nice smoke for the first time points.gifOn for a sucessfull smoke.
post #6 of 26
Great looking smoke! Curious, is that your only intake on the side there? Very interesting design.
post #7 of 26
PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif nice job..
post #8 of 26
I was wondering about that intake as well. I saw one on youtube like that I wanted to know how well it worked. It would save my back from bending down to adjust the vents. Good looking butt!
post #9 of 26
Good job Blackened, I was going to recommend a pork butt for your first smoke. Looks like you are getting the hang of it. Did it hold temp okay for you?
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
That is the only intake. It's 2" and I've only got to open it up about 3/8 to lock in at 235-250. Works great..

post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 
It did, no problem at all.. Thanks bro..
post #12 of 26
Got the same design on my #7 build, though not NEARLY as gorgeous as yours, but yes, barely have the slide cover open and holds temps like a champ and easy on the back! How much starter fuel did you use? When I preburned mine I used about 5 or 6 briqs of Kingsford Comp and she burned almost 19 hours on 10lbs of fuel at 240 degrees. Would have burned longer but I wasn't there to stoke the ashes.
post #13 of 26
damn thats a nice looking rig there and the butt looks tasty PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
The credit goes to ratdawg, he built it for me as I don't have the welding skills, even though I'm a contractor.

For my seasoning burn I put 1/2 chimney of lit Kingsford over 1 1/2 chimney's of unlit and 3 fist sized chunks of hickory at 3 pm.

Locked it in at 235 with ease, and played with the intake and got it up to 275 and down to 200 within half an hour.

Still holding at 235 at midnight, tapped the basket to drop the ash and went to bed. Got up at 6 am and it was still holding at 200, 15 hours later.

Had to go to work so I don't know how much longer it would have held, but I wouldn't hesitate to do an overnight cook on it.

When I smoked the butt I used the same amount of fuel for about 5 1/2 hours, then closed it up and there looks to be about 75% of the coals left over for the next time.
post #15 of 26
nice cook. Nicer drum
post #16 of 26
Looks great! Thanks for the post!

post #17 of 26
man that's a fine looking rig,one question...what are the three rebar for?

thanx's in advance,

post #18 of 26
My Guess would be for hanging sausage & bacon & the likes...
post #19 of 26
kinda what i was thinking too Paul.

post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yep, it's for hanging meat like so..

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