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UDS 2.0 on her maiden voyage

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Well I bought a new drum the other day,($72 dollars and some change. ouch
) and made a few changes on her. here's a few pics. the air regulation on this new one is way better than my last one.the last one I did had a 1 1/4" air intake running up the side of the drum. this one I installed a 1/2" ball valve. and used a 2" pipe for the exhust.
smoked a 5lb round eye roast, it came out dry but thats a diffrent thread, for some other time.

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OK, I dig the smoke stack, but $72 for the drum? Ouch, indeed! I guess in the long term, the cost will wash, but I'm getting used drums around here for $12.

Nice lookin' UDS!
 

forcedsquint

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Looks really nice. How many intakes do you have at the bottom and did you only use a ball valve on one of them? Looks like you have caps on some of them which I would think are either totally open or totally closed.

I'm going to be building mine soon and see so many different configurations. I see quite a few with two intakes and they use a ball valve on both.
 

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Use at least 3 intakes and 1 ball valve is plenty for air adjustment!
 

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Geek with Fire;201094 said:
OK, I dig the smoke stack, but $72 for the drum? Ouch, indeed!



I tried the whole fire in the drum thing on the UDS1.0 but just about caught the house on fire. scared the begees out of me sooo, I'll pay the high price for the drum with no liner. Besides its only 3/4 of a tank of diesel for $72.00 ($5.15 a gallon)
 

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I installed four 1/2 inch nipples near the bottom and one of them has a 1/2 inch ball valve on it. when she was going full throttle I had 3 of the caps on and the ball valve fully open
 

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I've learned most of what I know about UDS's, from BBQ BUBBA's postings here on this site.
 

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Nice looking UDS like the chrome stack
 

erain

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nice lookin uds, mount an air horn on top with stack and call her the big rig. looks good!!!
 

seboke

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And some orange runnin lights around the top! The smokestack makes that an instant classic!!!
 

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Man that's pretty. But why did you have to steal my coffee table to put next to it?
 

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I was trying to go for the red neck look
I do like how people integrate a table or a shelf on the side but I got in a hurry to try this one out and didn't take the time to engineer a trick looking table/shelf. there's always the next one!!
 

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Nice UDS BBQ Enthusiast. Shoot you can always add a shelf. Think about maybe some diamond plate to go with the awesome stack.
 

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OH YA
thats a freakin great idea. I would have never thought of that.
I will get right on that Thank you!!!!
 

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hey Gordon!
since youre in antelope come up to carson city on fathers day weekend and join us for a little smoke off! ill bee smoking as well as a couple of other people and crankin up out Dutch ovens while we're at it!
great stack! put a box for a table on the front with a couple of head lights and a steering wheel and set the whole thing on a go cart frame! then you can buy one of steves mini lane smokers and have everyone wondering how you made that!
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ddave

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That chrome stack is a nice touch.
Looks cool!


Dave
 

erain

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yano when they do that to the big rigs they callem chicken trucks, u cud call it the chicken smoker!!!
 
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