cowgirl's UDS

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by cowgirl, May 9, 2008.

  1. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks to Bubba's inspiration, I think I am finished with my least for now. [​IMG]
    A big thanks to campi, cajun1 and invaderQ for your help...I really appreciate your help via e-mails and pms.

    Due to me being gone so much, what should have taken a few hours ended up taking weeks.....[​IMG] Now I hope I'm home long enough to try it out. [​IMG]
  2. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Cowgirl, that is a nice looking custom rig. Excuse my ignorence but what powers it? I see what looks like a valve at the bottom, I assume propane. But you know what assuming does.

    Excellent job.
  3. stacks

    stacks Smoke Blower

    Cowgirl, Great job on the UDS!![​IMG]
    I've been thinking of building one myself. Can't wait to see it in action. When's the first smoke??
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks TMW and Stacks. :)
    It has an expanded metal shelf in the bottom to hold hot coals. The ball valve is under the coal rack for air intake. I used this method on the firebox on my smokehouse and am really happy with how it works.
    Got the idea from Bubba.[​IMG]

    Stacks...I hope to break it in this weekend.[​IMG]
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Patty...
    Probably wont need those plugs in the exhaust, you'll need most of em open.
    Is there more than 1 intake?
    Like your rolling base! [​IMG]
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep...there are three nipples and the one valve. Just like my other firebox...I like that set up

    I thought about just doing one 2" exhaust hole, but that hole drill bit was so much fun......I went for 8 smaller
  7. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    The rollers are awesome along with the side tray!!!![​IMG]

    Can not wait to see that in action!
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Chargrilled!
    I was VERY happy to find out that it was easy to roll over gravel and grass to get it to it's final resting place.
    I've skunked myself more than once by building something that was too heavy for me to handle.[​IMG] Guess I'm learning.
  9. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Good lookin UDS cowgirl. Are you going to christen it this weekend?
  10. Great job as usual cowgirl.[​IMG]
  11. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice........much nicer than Bubba's [​IMG]
  12. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cowgirl, that' one impressive setup you got there! [​IMG]
  13. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  14. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, Looks Like a work of art. Can't wait to see the Q. Very nice Job.
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I vote to rename it a P<retty>DS! Nothing about CG is "ugly" ;{) Especially her impressive fabricating skills!
  16. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice job Cowgirl. I like your excuse for all the exhaust holes.
  17. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice Job Patty, What kind of bit was it? A vari-bit or holesaw---I love those vari bits, they are just awesome!

    Promise you will show us her in action? CAn't wait for the pics!!
  18. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Great looking rig CG. Very nice job you did on it. I see you have your favorite beverage right where it belongs. [​IMG] I just know you will have many great smokes on your new smoker.

    Happy Smokin

  19. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Job Cowgirl! I think you should've painted it pink then it could be a (as Richtee said) PDS two ways. Hope to see some pork butt on that thing soon so you can see how efficient it really is.

  20. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great job patty-It looks Real nice.

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