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Old 02-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Pitmaster T View Post
Here it is... the Ultimate UDS (Upright Drum Smoker) Movie... if for anything but its length.

Popdaddy and Pitmaster T's - Ultimate UDS Movie - YouTube

There are little surprises on the way

Music is a gift to TRUFUNK.... the song Chapter and Verse was recorded days ago in a Live Jam.

All people I got inspiration are credited as well as the forum to help pour more members in to see our colossal UDS Threads; which is just like a PBC, only larger.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:51 AM   #32
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Thanks so MUCH for sharing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I wsa going to buy those, until i saw the 30 dollar price tag a PIECE for a small piece of sheet metal. Mine came out to a 1.75 for four, plus i have enough sheet to make another 4 or 5.

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One side bent all the way, one side after it was out of the bender:




I was able to keep a lower consistent temp with these without having to worry about anything falling or moving. A gasket of thin magnet material is behind it (cereal box is also a very good gasket).

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #33
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UDS picture thread [Number two] ( 123) by Skidder

Most Noted in Pictorial (in order of appearance)

ExPatPig #4
Colonel00 #66
Phubar #10
Mark #11
Southern Home Boy #13
N8man #14
Bluetang #16
Paul B (Stainless) #19
Or what if Art Deco Hollywood made a UDS for the 1939 World’s Fair
Smoke Watcher #22
SmokerKing #27
Absolute works of freakin art
GaryK1398 #28
Kwas68 #31
4dueces #34 King of the Graphics Models
MushCreek #42
Newie #44
Cdn #45 (has football field and goals)
RiverCitySmokehouse #48 (HUGE DRAFTS)
La smoker #50 Triple size for the Purple Bag lovers
More Skidder #62
Blackened #73 The Cleanest Functional design
IMA Redneck #83 My fav.. says “F U” to the people worried about chemicals!
Pappy #86 King of the add-ons
JM Seltzer #87 Twin Upright Draft
Woodbutcher #97
Tuscadero #102 Slider Draft
Brickie #107 Dabears Dabullz
BigKev #108 R2D2
Skidder (Teenie- Mini) #113

There is another Photo Gallery I am going through to Index. It will be up shortly.

BEFORE I Index the Collosal UDS Thread (211 pages) I will hit the easy stuff... Threads made by our Members about the UDS that were Tagged.

Mini UDS

New Here - another drum lining Q

UDS Build - Two Cooking Trays

UDS build and cook

My No Thrills UDS Build is Complete!

UDS Seasoning

UDS Grate Thermometer

Building my first UDS

Reverse flow UDS?

My UDS charcoal basket "breakthrough"

Fat as Fuel? or that amazing UDS !

Gasketing the lid of my UDS. (project pron)

Is this a UDS or VPS?

Legs for the drum - PRON

my new twins (Double UDSPID control W/pron

UDS Ribs

Brisket and UDS (again)

RedNecked Ugly Drum Grill

UDS - First Attempt

The invasion continues... (Another UDS is Born)

Whiskey Barrel Smoker ( 1 2)

Pappy’s Corner (King of the Ad Ons)

My new UDS Pics

UDS Pooper Scooper

UDS Final Pics - Flame Paint, Charcoal basket, Shelf

Easy to make paper towel holder for my UDS - Pics

Maverick et-732 probe location on a uds

Stainless Steel - Carbon Steel - Zinc Plated - Electro Galvanized - We're Talkin NUTS

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Old 02-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #35
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Actual 27 million hit UDS Thread Index Pictorials by Subject for the 2007 Model year

How I am doing this.

We all know the colossal UDS Thread is too much to read. Imagine indexing it. There is only really one way to do it so that it will be done in a reasonable amount of time; by pictorial submission and by year. Who wants to wait 5 years for me to index the damn thing. In addition, I like the Year Model Idea because the UDS changed and evolved over the years.

Why I chose pictorials.

The reason I chose to skip along the thread and stopping at the pictorials is because either a picture was shown to answer a question, or to show off a new idea... either way, before or after the picture, there was discussion so if you scroll back or forward a bit you can pick up what you need quickly.

THE UDS THREAD INDEXED - January 2007 to December 2007

Baskets or Fire Rings
Norcorredneck’s Basket
SmokenGator’s UDS Pics
OldBob’s Basket
Thirdeye’s Basket design
Thawley’s unique fire basket )
N8mans’ Fire Basket
Swamprb’s 18” weber kettle fire basket idea

Draft design Nipples, Holes and Thangs
Norcorednecks Nipples and holes
SmokenGator’s UDS Pics
Thawley’s Unique Draft design and Wheels
Thawleys Foot Controlled Draft Design (entire thread) Not part of original UDS Thread This is a MAJOR design departure and very a very unique genius

1st Burn Out Pics

Blutches Burn
N8man’s Burn

Food Pics from the UDS

Thirdeye’s Ribs
Thirdeyes Ribs on Rack Holders
SmokenGator’s Ribs
Meatburner’s Chix Pics
Pepper76usa’s canton, Ga. Turn ins from a UDS (2007)

Geek Stuff
Napper’s Temp controller and Induction Draft (Scratch built)

Hardware (Handles Wheels and What Not)
Bottles ‘n Bones BBQ - Stacks
Bottles and Bones hardware for drum lid tiedowns (when you are hauling, what holds your lid on?)
Scudrnr’s Stacks

Just Shotz
Thirdeyes’s BDS (Retail Unit)

Kettle Lid Mods
Swamprb’s Kettle Mod

Mods, Tables and Extensions
TnTitan (One of the first ones on our forum to fashion a table to a UDS)
Ipls3355’s Extension Mod
Pepper76usa’s chain crazy
Bottles N Bones BBQ – sausage hangers

Start to Finish (These guys gave pictorials from soup to nuts)
MT4Runner 2007 Model
Swamprb’s 2007 model
Swamprb’s Kettle Mod 2007 Model

Tools Needed

Thawleys Awesome Welders Thread (Discussion of Welders and Welding)
One handled, Thirdeyed flying little pooper scooper

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:18 AM   #36
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I really have no idea if anyone wants me to do this. It look like it needed to be done because while reading the UDS thread and its 211 pages is great for absorbing info, when you are trying to find something someone offered, its hard... real hard.

It is hard also to do it. Please let me know if you want me to continue or I will spend time on something less constructive... like uh...

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Outstanding!!! Kudos for undertaking such a daunting project!!!
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Outstanding!!! Kudos for undertaking such a daunting project!!!
I Fully Agree with Nate !! I got away from completing My UDS but after seeing this thread...I still have the Basket and most of the Parts that I had gathered for the project...now I just need a good drum and I will finish my project...thanks for rekindling the Fire for Me !!
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Thank you for building this thread. This is quite a task that you have taken on. It is an honor to be tagged “King of the Add On’s”. Making somthing that makes life a little easier has to be one of my favorite things to do. My dad liked to tinker in his shop and that’s where I think I got it from. He would say “I’m making something out of nothing”.
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This will definitely help stop the same basic uds questions being asked over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over!

Seriously thanks Pimaster T, I know you spent some time on this! I wish it'd been up when I was researching my 1st uds build!

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #41
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Here it comes Kahn

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #43
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January 2008 to December 2008 Saw BOTH post 1000 and 2000

(swampr secured both)

Who Posted the most in the first 2000 posts? Click the number and see what they wrote post by post.

Norcoredneck 188
Dr_KY 113
swamprb 76
Mark 71
Bbq Bubba 67
Meat Burner 45
jgh1204 45
chinesebob 41
fordman 41
N8man 40
Smokin Gator 37
Barbarian 37
Bigmista 37
ipls3355 30
JD McGee 29

SUBTHREADS – This when you find a link to another Thread that’s buried in the UDS Thread

The Famous – Four Nipples Vs One Big Hole Thread by DarthTrader or what if you want HIGH TEMPS subthread

Mark’s Stainless Pictorial Subthread

Sparky’s Subthread (Nipples vs Big Hole) post suggesting sliders for High Temps by Big Poppa Smoker

Worthy Advice from the Masters of the UDS (These are sometimes subthreads of the UDS thread)


All this is just my opinion from following the threads.
It is fun to out cool the next guy but some things work and some don't. I just advise if you are limited on resources and want a cooker that the masses here can advise on, go simple basic build.
This is a great discourse on DRAFT and CONTROL

Norcoredneck on Spell Check

Modelmaker – King of the side door design

ModelMakers 2006 EDS Side doors, robust grate design from the thread “.50 tour of the EDS”

Bigmista – Begins Dream on a UDS with 165 Bucks

Bigmista’s UDS 2006 Thread – His Business thoughts started HERE as making a few slammiches in the only thing he could afford at the time.

Bigmista’s First Drum arrives 2006 0 sadly no pics due to being archived I guess its so old

N8man’s Highjack

N8man’s How I use my Pit Drum Pit basics – excellent subthread (pron heavy)

Hav’s Highjack subthread

“My (not so) Ugly Drum Smoker EXCELLENT Honorable Mention for 2008

Swampr’s Ultimate Hijack

In an effort to secure the 2000th post (he already had post 1000) Swamp inundates us with his genius in everything from his food pron, to design, rotisserie and competition shots… and manages to secure the 2000th post in doing so… it ends up being Swamp’s Page

PatioDaddio’s First Butts on a Drum thread – includes his commentary about going from WSM to Drum and Butt Shots.

2008 UDS Indexing

Baskets or Fire Rings

BRILLIANT milehigh shows how to make a sloped, expanded steel firebasket

Dr KY’s Basket and ash pan

Dr KY’s Basket 2.0

Hook Line and Sinker’s Hexogonal Basket Design

Hook Line and Sinker’s Octagonal Basket and Drop Bottom Drum

SmokinCoyote’s Coal Box Part Two (Details)

BBQ Bubba suggest Basket Handle for easy lifting Part Two Closer up

On Prince’s Birthday (6-7-200 NORCOREDNECK so loved the Earth, that he sent down the Ultimate solution to the mass search for a Ash pan everyone could get

Norcoredneck invents GRILL Adapter for raising coals to grill level for steaks Etc THIS IS THE INNOVATIONOF THE YEAR AWARD 2008!!!!!!

Richard’s Egg Basket

Rookie’48s Basker with Pull handle

BRILLIANT!!!! JJC™, which is the Jaronimo Jiggly Crank© idea for ash jiggly outie

Best Laid Plans

Chinese Bob’s drawing of a two drum smoker

Burn Outs

Dr Astroglide’s (KY) MIL burns his drum out

RazBarlow’s Burn (also pics of a drum deheader)

Jaronimo’s Burn Out on his extended UDS

Barbarian Extended Burn Outs

Draft design Nipples, Holes and Thangs

Patiodaddio asks for advise on Drafts for his UDS (SubThread First Butts)

N8man’s sheet magnets

Norcoredneck – first picture of the long handled draft control

Norcoredneck’s short nipples, double nuttings and Thirdeyes Hoe
Scoop -Technically a link to “confused with the UDS” link but still inside the UDS Thread

Norcoredneck shows us how he does his nipples and cocks in a 2008 subthread called “confused with the UDS”

Norcoredneck shows us where he drills holes to drain the water for those of us who use the inverted drum design

TexaQ’s Draft Design

Ratdawg’s draft design

Norcoredneck breaks “cool Factor” rule (K.I.S.S.) and unveils the
Big Belly Mod for Draft management

Norcoredneck mentions the 2” draft adjustment (knock out cover)
Divided Circle

Hook Line and Sinker – Pierced Nipple Draft Control

Dr KY’s Diffuser (Scroll the whole page for tests)

DrKy’s Nipples, Pipes and Cocks

Drum care

N8man shows what a seasoned drum should look like

Food Pics from the UDS

PatioDaddio’s Butts on a Drum

Mad Max’s Fattys

N8man’s How I use my Pit Food Pron Heavy (subthread)

Norcoredneck’s ribs and butz

Bevo’s Butts (that’s the dude with the Hot Cindy Crawford side boob avatar)

Get er done on a UDS 3-2-1 Ribs

Swampr’s food page (he takes up several posts showing his awesome cook skills AND the weber kettle mod)


Swampr’s Lump Lessons and Weed Burner (Subthread)

Jerrykr electric fire starter

Geek Stuff

Meatburner’s non-crimp Temp Cable solution

Norcoredneck’s Redneck Guru

BBq Bubba’s Probe Grommets for protecting your probe wires from damage

Hardware (Handles, stacks, Wheels and What Not)

Dr KY’s stainless stacks

Dr KY’s Blue Extension on a Ball Cock

Dr KY shows us why he is one major pipe smoker

Dr. KY’s Drum Lid Holder (so you can fasten your lid to the side of your drum)

Dr. KYs even longer stack

N8Man and his Junkyard Dollys for UDS Finds also on Prince’s

Hugh Jorgan’s Weight for UDS Lid Idea

Norcoredneck’s Handles and Grill extension built into the firebasket Mod

Just Lid Mods

JD McGee’s UDS Weber Top and drip issue

Hugh Jorgan’s Cut out

Norcoredneck mentions Weber Lid vs Kingsford Lid for Lid Mod

Barbarian’s Donor Drum Lid Solution

BBq Bubba mentions Swampr’s easy weber lid fix

Just Shotz

Bbq bubba’s sneak peek at UDS 2.0 (animal carrier in background and lots of neat garage crap if your add)

D.F. Expat’s UDS

Bentley’s Duracell UDS


BBQ Enthusiasts UDS 1.0 and 2.0 (MMMMM Shiney)

Wlhs’ UDS

HellJack6’s UDS 6.0

Richard’s UDS

Jrichter52 UDS

Sfbbqguy’s UDS start up Part Two UDS Finished and Running

Giterdone on a UDS’ UDS

Dr KY Mini

BBQ Bubbas “All the Best” ideas from the Thread UDS

Butt-a-bing’s Start UDS

Bbq lover’s stainless UDS and BBQ Pron

Norcoredneck’s 85 UDS with Utility Cart

Mods, Tables and Extensions

Norcoredneck steals my idea I had in 2010 in 2008 (using the top as a bottom so you can just pull the drum off and clean) Picture of
drum seam cutter in this

Hook Line and Sinker’s Drop Bottom Drum

H2Oloo’s Insulated UDS

Carpetbagger’s Shelf and other Mods

Bevo’s Extended UDS (that’s the dude with the Hot Cindy Crawford side boob avatar)

Swampr’s Rotisseries Mod

JD Mcgee’s Rotisserie

Barbarian Rotesserie on Swampr inspired Weber Cut Out

Barbarian’s UDS and UGD… Note the smoke management system

Shelf design

Dr Astroglide (KY) stainless shelf holders

Jerrykr interesting u bolt shelf design (with electric fire strter)

Start to Finish (These guys gave pictorials from soup to nuts)

ModelMakers EDS Side doors, robust grate design from the thread “.50 tour of the EDS”

Zabor16’s UDS (funny how many gets tips on here, make a UDS and rarely comment again)

Madams144’s UDS build Part One

Madams144 UDS BuildPart Two

Jaronimo UDS Start

Tools Needed

Norcoredneck’s Wire Wheel for Paint removal

DrKY trumps Norcorednecks Wire Wheel

UDS Freaks of Nature (at times there may be links posted within the UDS Thread but be sources outside our Forum)

The Magnum Force UDS - UDS that has several side access doors and how to built it.

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I can feel it... i am tired... worst part is in order to do this you HAVE to read each page....so... you end up going "fark!!!! I wish I had of seen that."

I also am depressed that I think Norcoredneck stole one of my ideas before I thought of it. I was so thinkin I was the only one who thought of that.

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