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My First UDS build (Pics included)

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by scottjess, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Hi guys, its been a year in the making but I finally completed my UDS today and I am going to do the first cook tomorrow.

    I have the Chicken in a bucket of brine and cant wait to smoke that thing.






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  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF. Nice smoker that you have there. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  3. Thank you mballi3011 for the warm welcome. I have some more photos of the smoker.






  4. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a professional job,  good work and good luck with your first smoke!
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good job your going to like it !!!!!
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF scott... Nice job on the build.... will be looking forward to some great looking Q coming off that uds................[​IMG]

    happy smoking

  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a sweet looking UDS!

    Nice job!

    Would you mind going over to roll call & introducing yourself so we can all give you a proper SMF welcome.
  8. I will head on over to roll call just soon as I post this quick photo message Al :-)


  9. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Great job

    Have fun and Happy smoking
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice build
  11. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

  12. Great looking smoker
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    you did a geat job [​IMG]

  14. Thanks Ahron.

    I have just ordered 2 racks of spareribs to cook for new years eve; I have never cooked ribs entirely on a smoker so this will be a new one for me.

    I now just have to find the perfect rub and sauce :-).
  15. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Great looking build! Welcome to the UDS club. Hope to see lots of pics in the upcoming months!
  16. Nice first build !![​IMG]One question ... where did you find your charcoal backet ? 
  17. speedway73

    speedway73 Fire Starter

    I soooo want to try 1 of these type smokers!!


    What is the optimal height of the food grate from the top??

    If using multiple levels of grates....doesn't the bottom grate run a bit hotter...being closer to the charcoal basket?

    Has anyone built a round charcoal basket that just slips inside the I.D. of the drum, taking full advantage of the space and providing longer smoke times??

    How low of temp can a typical UDS build hold and for how long??

    Flat lid or domed??

    Thanks all. Looking forward to building 1 of these!!

  18. Nice
  19. fishwrestler

    fishwrestler Smoking Fanatic Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Nice looking unit there. That chicken looks tasty and very moist. Great Job