UDS for 4-H

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mrh, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. mrh

    mrh Meat Mopper

    Hows that for a title only one full word! Got my son working on a UDS and it will be pushing it to get done by next weekend. Way too many other things going on interupting progress! He has the top cut out and a aluminum strap pop rivited around the edge for the grill lid to go over (Idea from another thread) and the air intake nipples installed. Part of the project will be a cart welded up kinda like a hand truck to put it on and move it with. I will post pics one of these days on this post. It might take a while though. This is a great forum with lots of good info, enough for a kid to turn into a 4-H project even! Thanks to everybody!!
     
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have seen several good posts for making a UDS on the forum. Good luck with your project.
     
  3. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    cool. 4-H project! "I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to great loyalty, my hands to larger service for my club, my community, my country and my world."
     
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can't think of a better project, will be sumtin that youngin can use an enjoy the rest a his life. Tell him congrats on a great project! Gotta teach these youngsters, it's a dyin craft. Someday it'll just be gone ifin we don't.
     
  5. helljack6

    helljack6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

  6. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    agree this is the best single thread out there but it is very long... SMF and other sites have some good ones if you take time to search. good luck.
     
  7. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like a great project! Keep us posted!
     
  8. mrh

    mrh Meat Mopper

    Well he put the finishing touches to the UDS tonight. As you can see he built a cart to hold it too, as a welding project. It cost as much to build as the smoker. He also had to fabricate a handle the old plastic one was broke. We threw in a couple small pieces of wood and a charcoal bag for the pic so it shows a little smoke! He will take them to the fair on Saturday. So I will let everybody know how he comes out! Here is the end result. I don't know if I will get him to use it, but I know I will give it a try or two!
     
  9. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    He did a great job, good luck.
     
  10. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Looks great! [​IMG] Tell him we're all rooting for him! [​IMG]
     
  11. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great, love the cart! Nice job!
     
  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rite fine build there! Tell that young feller he did great! As fer gettin him ta use it, start out with somthin dear ta his heart, like maybe some hamburgers?! Ease em inta it, soon they get addicted just like us!
     
  13. trashcan

    trashcan Smoke Blower

    That smoker looks better than professional (seriously look at a display model at your local hardware store put togather by a kid just a little older. Told you.). And that kid looks like he could kick my ***.
     
  14. mrh

    mrh Meat Mopper

    He did pretty wel with the Judge yesterday got a blue for the smoker and a blue on the cart. I thought he might have got honorable mention as long as the Judge took with him (He was talking for a half hour to him about it). But it was all done in a short time so there some rough spots. Can't wait for the fair to get over to give it a try. Thanks everybody for all the comments!

    Trashcan...He is a big boy for only 16 but is a softy, He was listed last fall at 6 foot 280 lbs, but has lost some weight this summer! Need to get him meaner for football
     
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good job on the UDS... [​IMG]
     

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