Finally finished my UDS!

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by trig, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. trig

    trig Fire 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.

  2. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good, you're gonna love how well the drum runs.
  3. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    I don't know why everyone doesn't have one. They are amazing at holding temp. Good luck.
  4. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job...I guess I better build one. I keep puting it off but no more..
  5. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    it is a black beauty [​IMG][​IMG]

    look forward to your Q-view
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Nice job! [​IMG]

    I haven't smoked anything in my SNP since building my UDS.
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man you did a good job on your build.
  9. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    That's awesome! It looks like your canine helpers approve too!
  10. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice drum, bud! Congratulations. How bout some real nice PPB for an inaugural? [​IMG]
  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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. [​IMG]
  12. trig

    trig Fire 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?
  13. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    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.
  14. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  15. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good! You will love that drum! It will run through any weather.
  16. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Looks good, nice job like everyone said you will love it!!!
  17. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm sorry. I thought you mentioned something about chicken on the UDS. I must be mistaken.
  18. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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!
  19. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    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?)?
  20. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have gotten 14+ hours on one load (Kingsford blue bag) while doing brisket. No need to refuel.

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