Old Ugly

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by jjrose2006, May 7, 2013.

  1. jjrose2006

    jjrose2006 Newbie

    So I built my UDS. I still have some things to finish on it but it's a smoker now. Got 2 barrels from the scrap yard for $4 each. Picked up a few nuts and bolts, some expanded metal, and some new grates from Home Depot. I had a Sears kettle style grill with a hinged lid that I used the lid off of.




    Curing...... the lid doesn't fit


    So I cut a strip out of the other barrel and riveted it in on the existing one. Hole is great to stick the thermometer probes through.


    Can I help daddy?


    Finished product/Q-View








    HOPEFULLY these images upload correctly

    edit: they didnt. so i posted links to the pictures. If someone wants to give me an idea of how to embed the pictures, let me know.
    Last edited: May 7, 2013
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    jjrose, the UDS, and the food, all look great!  Nicely done!

  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it is smoking fine, well done, to upload pics, click on the 8th from the end icon above.  or 2 left of the paper clip.  Insert images will open and that is how I do it.  Hope that helps
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    UDS are the king of the cookers imo (not size) but end result.   It makes me want to (Tim Taylor) grunt every time i see some mouth watering bbq coming off a drum!   
  5. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    Looks good. I tried putting my remote temp leads through, but I need to drill a bigger hole. I also had the same lid you had,. but couldn't use it because it was bent.

    Yes the images look good.
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

  7. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

  8. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    By the way. Very nice build. I might steal your idea for the untesil rack.
  9. jjrose2006

    jjrose2006 Newbie

    Thanks for all the feedback! While I was planning this build people kept asking me why I didn't just go buy one. Where's the fun in that though!
  10. megt123

    megt123 Smoke Blower

    Even though I have some leaks that need attention. I am still making some good BBQ.

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