I have turned up my nose in the past to electric and propane but now that I am making my own sausage and jerky I had a need for something different. I have been plotting this one for a couple months now and finally pulled the trigger and built my own. Hopefully I will do my first batch of summer sausage and snack sticks this weekend in it. I have a couple more things I need to do but I am pretty proud of what a buddy and I did in about 9 hours. Me drilling holes while another buddy works on cutting out some expanded metal for his UDS. One of the sides done. 5 hours of planning, cutting, head scratching, etc yields 30 minutes of assembly. And the semi-finished result (yes, my garage is a mess): For the finishing touches I want to line the bottom 1/3 with some aluminum sheets I have and I am planning on bending up some more aluminum to hold the burners and remove them from the plastic they are encased in.