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Old 03-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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My first UDS build thread! UPDATE 4/8!

Hello everyone!

Well construction has begun. This is going to be my very first smoker. In fact ive never really smoked anything before in my life. So im getting ready to learn an awful lot, and im going to be asking YOU lots of questions.

So, here we go.


Yesterday morning this is what i had to start with. My ugly little drum. Has a good deal of dings in her but all in all not bad for the $20 i paid for it.


Got the top cut off with a sawzall ang getting rid of those edges with the ol angle grinder.


Here we go burning her out real good near the river. I live in an apartment so i cant have a smoker at home. But lucky for me we have these little run down cabins right by the riverside. What can be better than smoking on the river?


Today i got to work and started mocking up all my hardware. Here i have just finished bolting on the BGE draft door that i will be using to regulate air flow.


Here i have my $29 lid from biglots on and have fitted most of my SS hardware. Ive got some $5 wally world thermos mounted through bolts and running right under each grate. I will also be adding a Maverick et73 as well.With 3 thermos monitoring the internal temps there is just no way they all go bad at once. This makes me feel safe.


Got my 2 weber grates installed, as well as some nice handles and a few tool hooks. Reaplced all the stock hardware with SS.


And thats as far as ive gotten this weekend. Im going to order the ET73 tonight, as well as a beer bottle opener to attach. Once i have that all mounted and fid a way to safely run the probes inside the cooker she will be ready to strip back down and get a coat of paint!

Thanks for looking at this newbies first UDS build!

---Joe
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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By jeez there Joe, looks like you were a busy little bee this weekend! And your right, you can't beat smoking down by the river, just ask Puff!
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:11 PM   #3
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Yup, and to think, 2 weeks ago i had no idea what a uds was!
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Good job!!

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Looking real good. You are going to love the way it cooks.
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Good lookin' UDS, anxious to see some cooks
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Nice job on the UDS 92hatchattack
Crank that Bad Boy up & posts some pics of it
turnin' out some tasty Q

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Looks great...!!!! Looks like a cousin of my UDS... I like the second thermometer and tool hook. May have to add those to mine...
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:26 AM   #9
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^^^^ Well my wife and brother want me to paint it back to the drums original red, so i guess it would be more of a red-headed step brother.... lol
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^^^^ Well my wife and brother want me to paint it back to the drums original red, so i guess it would be more of a red-headed step brother.... lol
That had me rolling...!!!! hahahahaa
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