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Old 10-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Mini UDS build

I picked up some up some oil barrels and one was a 16g barrel, Soon after I found a weber lid to fit.

So I drilled 3, 3/4" holes 2 1/4" from the bottom and lit a nice little fire.

Not really happy with the results of the burn off....


So I used a steel wire deal on a drill and really cleaned it up.


After cleaning all up I painted the drum and rubbed the inside down with veggie oil.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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Couple goodies.

After paint

Cheap grill I picked up for the grates and latches.



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Old 10-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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I still have to build my firebox, get valves for air inlets for now ill use fridge magnets. Also plan on giving the lid a new coat of paint. I got the lid latches on however they need a little adjusting.
I'm thinking I may add either a water pan or heat deflector since the cooking grate is so close to the fire.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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Looks very cool, anxious to see your first cook.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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me to....

I was planning on doing that today but I'm running behind. Asked the women to pick me up a whole yard bird tomorrow while I'm working so I can give it a run after work.

My firebox will consist of a old grill grate for the bottom and expanded metal for the sides held together with some bailing wire.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:12 AM   #6
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14" huh. would be nice for tailgating or something like that. Great job so far. Can't wait to see you 55 gal versions.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:31 AM   #7
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14" huh. would be nice for tailgating or something like that. Great job so far. Can't wait to see you 55 gal versions.
Yea I don't see cooking to much on it, more less was to pass time while I found a 23"-23.5" lid to fit the 55g. I plan on trying some yard bird on it first.
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I think a creative person could cook all kinds of good food on there, a small pork butt, loin, a decent meal of sausages, some fish, a mini meatloaf, a chicken for sure, that looks like a really kicka$s cooker! and a nicely done build.
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Will you be putting a water pan in there?
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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Thanks guys

I debated water pan, thinking heat deflector instead. having a first burn season as we speak with a mix of hickory/apple/charcoal and plan on doing a whole chicken that im about to rub down,

I will be adding a 2nd rack as well
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