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pics of my UDS

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
got my first UDS built and i was very impressed. it held 255 over 4 hrs. huge amount of unburnt lump left over. this was my first test Q i smoked a few elk roasts and elk sausage that i promised to do for my buddy Scott. Since i was doing the elk i decided to do some split breasts that i had laying around.

didn't have time to brine the chicken and used another marinade that really didn't do well, very little flavor.

Elk came out very nice and sweet Italian elk sausage was nice too. here are a few pics!

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post #2 of 11
Well done Joe...
I just need to finish my lid and I'll be done with mine. Ah... procrastination.
post #3 of 11
yeah... i've been "working" on mine for like a year and a half! icon_mrgreen.gif
i like the paint color of this one though. way to see your project to completion! points.gif
post #4 of 11
Welcome to the Ugly Club! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 11
Very NICE! You will double enjoy the Q coming off your baby, because you made that cooker with your own hands............. Thanks for Posting!
post #6 of 11
Nice looking unit!!
post #7 of 11
Nice looking UDS. I have used my brothers a few times now and I love it.
post #8 of 11
Very Nice! May I ask how big you made your fire basket?
post #9 of 11
Very nice job you did there Joe. Now just keep on smoking and sending the Qview.
post #10 of 11
looks mark said keep the qview coming!
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
i bought a piece of expanded metal from ACE hardware and cut it in 1/2. i don't remember the exact dimensions,but, it was a precut sheet. i think its about 1foot high.

i just used some stainless bolts i had to bolt it together and some wire to tie the basket to the bottom charcoal grate.

also, on mine i cut the top off the drum and bent the edges back up to make a ash catcher. so, put that in the bottom and a few bricks and the charcoal basket sits on the bricks.
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