Newbie with a UDS build.

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Jan 14, 2023
Have gotten the itch to get back into smoking. Sold my my old school, heavy gauge New Braunfels offset a few years ago and have regretted it.

Decided to build a UDS and go a bit against the grain and go as cheap as I can.

Once used 55 gal drum that will need burn off...etc. $10. 16" Dodge Charger steel rim for coal basket $10. Repurposed 2" copper pipe and fittings for air intake. Repurposed stainless fittings for exhaust. Repurposed 1" galvanized and 2x6 studs for wheeled cart with side table.

Gift cards and Amazon cash back for all other fittings, grates, cooking tool and 4 probe thermometer.

Not bad for $20 out of pocket.

Cutting intake holes and doing barrel burn tomorrow....Will post pics.
Welcome aboard, Sounds like a nice project.

Here is the progress this weekend.

Paint removed and 3 coats of high heat clear enamel applied.

Intakes assembled and intake holes drilled.
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