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My first build

Postby udrandman » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:34 pm

So I've been slowly putting together a plan and am slowly making progress.

New unlined drum from Dallas steel drums.

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Worked on a no-weld fire basket when I had a few minutes last weekend. Decided to be really smart instead of using hardware to connect the basket to the grate I used the small precut baling ties...they look pretty bad but seem to be holding solid. Then just a piece of rebar strapped to the top as a handle.

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Just testing the fit

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I also learned the importance of gloves with expanded steel...

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Today was my burn out of the barrel. I went with the weed-burner method as I'm right in the middle of town and was a little nervous about a rip roaring fire and the neighbors.

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My wife was a little concerned about my safety...

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Interesting view of the rust inhibitor as it burns.

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Giving up for the day, tomorrow will be a good cleaning, drilling, and painting. If all works out it may even be all put together by the end of the night. (Probably won't be done until next weekend)

If anyone is still reading, I really appreciate the help from this site with some stupid newbie questions and the huge amount of knowledge in previous posts. Thanks to everyone. Also if you see anything too stupid that I've done, please let me know!


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Re: My first build

Postby Finatic » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:52 am

Im not seeing any pics. :dont:
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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:18 pm

Finatic wrote:Im not seeing any pics. :dont:


Did they not come through? I can see them on tapatalk.


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Re: My first build

Postby bsooner75 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:58 pm

I see them on tapatalk as well. In the past I ran into a tapatalk issue where the photos were too large for desktop use. Tapatalk should give you a sizing option. I usually pick medium.

Nice project you've got going there!


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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:11 pm

bsooner75 wrote:I see them on tapatalk as well. In the past I ran into a tapatalk issue where the photos were too large for desktop use. Tapatalk should give you a sizing option. I usually pick medium.

Nice project you've got going there!


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That's probably it, I think I used the large size pics. I'll try uploading them again tonight in a smaller size. Plus I have the first coat of paint on it now!


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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:45 pm

Sorry for not uploading pics again, been a crazy week, I just got the finishing touches done on my UDS build. Unfortunately the weather is crappy and my wife isn't happy so I won't get my first burn tonight. Hopefully next Sunday after I get back from a hunting trip.

Here it is. Very basic, boring UDS.

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Thanks again for all the help with my stupid questions as I was going!


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Re: My first build

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:17 pm

Dude, your UDS is "Back in Black" looking good!


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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:13 pm

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It's finally going for real!

8lb pork but
Couldn't resist sneaking a peek without opening it up!


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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:15 pm

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Temp is steady between 217 and 220

Planning on removing at 195 then into a cooler to rest. Any advice or anything I'm missing? Was not planning to foil it.


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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:25 pm

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Came out great, and what could go better with it than Big Red?


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Re: My first build

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:17 pm

Looks good!

Question - what was your cook time and did you have to reload on fuel? Just curious about the UDS.


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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:59 pm

bsooner75 wrote:Looks good!

Question - what was your cook time and did you have to reload on fuel? Just curious about the UDS.


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8lb butt cooked for me in around 13 hours, could've probably even gone longer but I was just trying to stay awake. As for fuel I loaded up my fire basket (almost a full bag of lump mixed with Apple chunks) and still have close to half left.

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Re: My first build

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:05 pm

Cool, the UDS has had my curiosity up for a while.

Thank you


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Re: My first build

Postby ChileFarmer » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:24 pm

Smoker looks great so does the butt. Nice all around. CF :D
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Re: My first build

Postby udrandman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:46 pm

ChileFarmer wrote:Smoker looks great so does the butt. Nice all around. CF :D


Thanks! The smoker and butt came out so much better than I would've imagined for my first shot at both!


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