Well guys and gals yesterday I built my first UDS....
3 3/4 inch holes 2 inches from the bottom
2 with caps one with a ball valve
Rack 7 inches from the top
I didn't put a smoke stack on it I just used the bung hole on top of the drum
Painted it with high temp paint
Drilled a hole for my digital probe to go in
Built my basket 9 inches tall and 14 inches round from expanded metal
seasoned the inside..loaded the basket about 3/4 full then put a couple of wood chunks then about 15 hot coals in the middle
Got up to 180 so I plugged one cap
Got up to 200 plugged the second cap
Got up to 225 slightly closed the ball valve and it held a good 225 to 230 from 1030 till 600 this afternoon using very litle briqs before I started shutting it down
I think i will be ok without a stack and just use the bung hole for smoke exhaust.....any input on that?
Thanks to all the pros who post to help us newbies