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Finally finished my UDS!

post #1 of 36
Thread Starter 
I finished yesterday morning, and seasoned it last night. With about half a basket of charcoal, it ran a solid 230 for at least 7 hours before I went to bed.

Can't wait to cook something now! Just gotta decide what.

post #2 of 36
Looking good, you're gonna love how well the drum runs.
post #3 of 36
I don't know why everyone doesn't have one. They are amazing at holding temp. Good luck.
post #4 of 36
Great job...I guess I better build one. I keep puting it off but no more..
post #5 of 36
it is a black beauty PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

look forward to your Q-view
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post #7 of 36
Nice job! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

I haven't smoked anything in my SNP since building my UDS.
post #8 of 36
Man you did a good job on your build.
post #9 of 36
That's awesome! It looks like your canine helpers approve too!
post #10 of 36
Very nice drum, bud! Congratulations. How bout some real nice PPB for an inaugural? icon_mrgreen.gif
post #11 of 36
Welcome to the UDS users and abusers. I just built mine recently and I cant believe I waited this long. Get some qview for us soon. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #12 of 36
Thread Starter 
I got some thighs on there right now, but I'm running into an issue that hopefully isn't an issue.

Today, I started with about 8-9lbs of fuel, about 8 pieces of pecan, and 18 coals in the chimney, and when I open the lid, the temps drop, not rise. Is this because I'm using regular cheap Kingsford?
post #13 of 36
I don't use Kingsford but I can tell you when I pop open the lid the temp does drop. Once the lid is back on and the fuel has a chance to get more oxygen the temp does climb for a short while before leveling back out and dropping.
post #14 of 36
Yes; the temps will drop for an instant but then it will rise above your target temp before settling back down. If ya leave the lid off to long it takes no time for temps to get out of control. That is one draw back of the drum.
post #15 of 36
Looking good! You will love that drum! It will run through any weather.
post #16 of 36
Looks good, nice job like everyone said you will love it!!!
post #17 of 36
I'm sorry. I thought you mentioned something about chicken on the UDS. I must be mistaken.
post #18 of 36
Great job! Did it take longer than you expected to build? Mine did...I thought I would zip right through the build. Little things just kept popping up. Its all good though...I cant wait to try some top round roast like solaryellow did a short time ago. It looked awesome.
Have fun!
post #19 of 36
How do you go about adding more heat to this for a long smoke?

HOw long does one basket of lump coal last (@220-250?)?
post #20 of 36
I have gotten 14+ hours on one load (Kingsford blue bag) while doing brisket. No need to refuel.
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