Input Please...Charcoal Basket Mod for UDS

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by coachin&smokin, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. I had this el cheapo walmart charcoal grill forever, I walked past it in my building and thought maybe I could use that for the newly built UDS. It has a good handle on the bottom part and thought it could work as a charcoal basket for small or short cooks. What do you guys think? I almost used it this past weekend but opted for the traditional basket I made for the UDS since it was my first run with baby backs( q-view will follow in another thread.)

    Check this out and let me know what you guys think. Thanks.

    I took the stand off, flipped it and am using it as a holder and ash pan

    close up. I used the 1" hole saw to help with airflow and for ash to fall and I cut 1"X2" rectangles mid way up.

    in barrel, the dimensions are about 15" across and 5.5" deep on the stand it's 8" tall...notice the need for an ash pan on the side of the barrel. I only want to do that once![​IMG]
  2. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Worth a try I guess but it looks to me like there may not be sufficient holes for the ash to fall out.

    Pretty hard to beat the 13.5" charcoal grate with the expanded metal sides.

  3. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it would work. Give it a try.
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ditto! Give it a try.

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