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Old 07-15-2016, 05:13 PM   #12646
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Dang, hard to believe this thread is almost 10 years old. Thanks to all the brethren that made ugly drum smoker a Internet common term.

I am on UDS #3 and have built 10 others for friends and family. I have become a big fan of ball valves and just using the barrel lid.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:21 PM   #12647
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Dang, hard to believe this thread is almost 10 years old. Thanks to all the brethren that made ugly drum smoker a Internet common term.

I am on UDS #3 and have built 10 others for friends and family. I have become a big fan of ball valves and just using the barrel lid.
Congrats...I mean what an insanely viewed thread. lol

Look what it has involved into...at least for a few people so far.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=231293
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:33 PM   #12648
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any body help me with how to insert pictures I built 2 new UDS`s and wish to share
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:32 AM   #12649
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With the high winds we had yesterday, I thought I'd try cooking some chicken thighs in my UDS/007 and not use the 007 extended grate. Rather use a diffuser right below my top grate. Thighs were marinaded in Franks over night. Ran the UDS between 275 to 315 most of the cook. The fire/wood access door was required for this cook. Also the door allowed Much easier/faster control of the fire/flame size. Quite happy with the results. So come winter, I know what to expect when cooking this way.
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Before the flip

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Flipped back over to show the top/skin side after the thighs all reached over 200*
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:35 PM   #12650
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Hello brethren, first post from a long time lurker here. Just finished my first UDS a few weeks ago, got about a dozen cooks done on it since. I pulled a lot of great info from this thread (even though I'm a measly 1/10th through the lengthy read lol) so I figured I should make my due contribution and post a pic of my drum.


Here's the charcoal basket and freshly painted drum




And here it is after adding grates, a thermometer, and a set of wheels

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I can't believe the amount of info on this thread, simply amazing. I'm finishing my drum, and am going to have a flat lid and just bought a Weber on CL. Looking through the mods for the lid, I'm going to sacrifice the lower drum and cut it, but everyone's cuts look so perfect. What did you use to cut the drum? I've seen a cut off wheel then grind it smooth, making a mess to get it right......is that the thought or strategy? Thanks!
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I use an air hammer with a panel cutting chisel in it, it curls out an 1/8th inch wide ribbon and is very controllable and loud.
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I use an air hammer with a panel cutting chisel in it, it curls out an 1/8th inch wide ribbon and is very controllable and loud.

Thanks!!!!!! I've been wanting one of those.....PERFECT reason to make the purchase!!!!!!
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I have always wanted a UDS, but never had the time to search for a barrel. Well, I was getting fed up with my Oklahoma Joe, so I told a friend if he can find me a barrel, he can have the OKJ. He showed up at my house with not one but TWO BRAND NEW 55 gal. Drums. WOW! The wife was kind enough to spring for a BPS kit, so I spent the day yesterday assembling one. Took me about three hours, as I took many breaks due to the severe heat and humidity yesterday here in south Texas. I will say, the BPS kit is a nice kit, but it is overpriced. But for someone who never built one before it was a good first timer. After assembly, I fired that baby up, and I am amazed at how easy it is to maintain your temps! I played around with it all afternoon, and when I woke up at 3:30 a.m. for a leak, I popped out to see it was STILL chugging along at 250 9 HOURS LATER! I just love how it holds temps and I cannot believe I didn't do this sooner. Here it is, and with some beef ribs I tossed on it this morning: I have another barrel, brand new, and I'll be collecting all the hardware I need to assemble another in the near future! Have a great day everyone!
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any body help me with how to insert pictures I built 2 new UDS`s and wish to share
A good start here.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=222929
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