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Zrschaef

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Ugly drum smoker
« on: November 04, 2021, 11:26:56 AM »
I've been wanting to build one of these for some time and this came up for sale near me. I couldn't pass it up for $10. Good shape, just needs a good burn out and a repaint! Anyone else got a UDS?

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cigarman20

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 03:27:53 PM »
No UDS but I have a PBC which I consider an absolute rib machine. Love it but under used… I need to get it back into rotation.


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michaelmilitello

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2021, 07:16:54 PM »
I have the gateway rib hanger for the 18 wsm and I think it performs similarly.   

That style of cooking is awesome for ribs.


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Transit98

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 04:05:35 AM »
I built 3 in 2010. Took 6 place ribs at a KCBS event in Wildwood NJ in 2012 using one. People always stopped by our area to check them out. Lots of “bigger” smokers at those events. The UDS works grate. And quess what - all Weber grates used. Just used bolts on the sides. And a home made firebox. Pizza pan on top to hold a water pan.

Since I moved I have been using a WSM 18” they work the same.


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Zrschaef

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2021, 04:32:00 AM »
I built 3 in 2010. Took 6 place ribs at a KCBS event in Wildwood NJ in 2012 using one. People always stopped by our area to check them out. Lots of “bigger” smokers at those events. The UDS works grate. And quess what - all Weber grates used. Just used bolts on the sides. And a home made firebox. Pizza pan on top to hold a water pan.

Since I moved I have been using a WSM 18” they work the same.


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You set a pizza pan on top of the firebasket? That seems easier than what I was gonna do

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Zrschaef

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 05:03:40 AM »
Finished refurbishing my uds. What do you all think? Did a seasoning burn in over the weekend. Held Temps great for 12 hours!

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blu082003

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2022, 05:11:09 AM »
Very nice. Looks like a fun cooker


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JEBIV

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 05:27:08 AM »
looks grate !!
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bamakettles

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2022, 05:30:51 AM »
I like the stack and handle color.  I’ll bet that’s fun to cook on!


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AZ2FL

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2022, 07:07:44 AM »
I like it, nice refurb!

Now that you've seasoned your UDS. What's your first cook going to be?

Zrschaef

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2022, 07:14:34 AM »
I'm going to be smoking 2 pork butts and some chuck roasts for my sons birthday party in a few weeks. I'm excited to use it!
I like it, nice refurb!

Now that you've seasoned your UDS. What's your first cook going to be?

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502BBQ

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2022, 12:38:34 PM »
That's actually what I learned to smoke on. Someone donated one to our firehouse years ago.
It's seen here when it was a little worse for wear after being neglected.

Zrschaef

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2022, 04:00:09 AM »
First big cook on the uds went well! It took a little bit for me to figure out the vent adjustments with that much meat on it, but once I had it dialed in it held between 250 and 275 for about 9.5 hours. Not as many people were going to make it to the party as we first thought so I ended up only doing 1 butt and 2 chuck roasts for about 15.5 lbs. Meat was extremely juicy with great flavor. Overall I'd say it was a success!

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JEBIV

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2022, 04:48:43 AM »
Looks grate !
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Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Ugly drum smoker
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2022, 08:12:39 AM »
Nice smoke ring!


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