Building uds

  • Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

smoke hog

Newbie
Original poster
Dec 13, 2013
12
11
Hi everybody...I am looking to build a uds and wondereded. Is it feasible to cut the bottom out of a uds so then I could just lift the whole smoker off of the fire basket while cooking so I could add wood whenever I want. I would have the fire basket sitting on an iron sheet which would rest on firebrick.
 

dirtsailor2003

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Oct 4, 2012
21,919
4,135
Bend Oregon
Hi everybody...I am looking to build a uds and wondereded. Is it feasible to cut the bottom out of a uds so then I could just lift the whole smoker off of the fire basket while cooking so I could add wood whenever I want. I would have the fire basket sitting on an iron sheet which would rest on firebrick.
By doing that you are going to create a possibility for an air gap which isn't ideal for controlling temps. Unless you can seal the bottom of the drum to your iron sheet. Not really sure how you could get that to seal well, unless you set the drum on dirt and piled dirt around the base to seal it up.
 

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Jan 6, 2011
26,256
4,695
[h1]
texas.gif
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]

ReplyQuote  Multi
 

smoke hog

Newbie
Original poster
Thread starter
Dec 13, 2013
12
11
Ok, thanks for your input. That sure would be a possibility. I was hoping maybe someone had tried it so I could learn from their success or failure. I prob will stick with the standard approach when I build mine.
 

daveomak

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Nov 12, 2010
27,031
4,779
Omak,Washington,U.S.A.
SH, morning.......  Using the minion method and a properly built charcoal basket, folks have been able to maintain temp and smoke for 20 hours on one filling....   UDS's are a cool smoker and produce some great food..... 

Dave
 

smoke hog

Newbie
Original poster
Thread starter
Dec 13, 2013
12
11
Thanks, I am happy to find you guys. I love to learn about bbq. I currently cook on a traeger junior and recently upgraded to the ortech digital control. It outputs much more smoke than the traeger digital control and am much more happy with it. Just made salmon jerky yesterday and it is my best work yet. I am considering a uds so I can cook with wood sometimes instead of pellets.
 

seenred

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Feb 9, 2009
9,282
584
N.E. Oklahoma
Welcome aboard Smoke hog!  Glad you've joined our group.  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.  I've never built or used a UDS, so I'm not much help with your question, but it looks like the guys have you covered.

Red
 
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.