or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Smoker Builds › UDS Builds › First post newbie with a new build
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First post newbie with a new build

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I have been reading a lot of posts in the forums on different builds.  I am torn between the UDS and the Big Baby Double Barrel smoker.  I found a local company that sells new metal 18 guage sealed lid drums fairly cheap.  Almost every drum I found is 18 guage.  I have a few questions I hope everyone can help me out with:

1.  Am I better off building a UDS or Big Baby?

2.  Will the 18 guage be sufficient or should I look for a 16 guage.

 

I like the fact that wood is the preferred method with the Big Baby.

post #2 of 4

 

Quote:
 Am I better off building a UDS or Big Baby?

 Mark one vote for UDS..

Simple to build, you'll be smoking in it in a day or so..

post #3 of 4

UDS, you can always build another smoker later.

post #4 of 4

Welcome aboard, SM! 

I would go for a UDS for all the reasons listed above.  I've got a very crude model that I used long before I knew what a UDS was.. and though she aint purdy, she works like a charm.

 

That'll give you time to plan and build the next one... cuz you can't have just one!

 

Good to have ya, I look forward to seeing whatever you decide on.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: UDS Builds
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Supplies & Equipment › Smoker Builds › UDS Builds › First post newbie with a new build