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Thread: My first UDS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
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    Default My first UDS

    Well, I finally got my UDS built. I will season it tomorrow and then throw some ribs on in a day or 2. All in all it was a successful build although I made a few mistakes along the way. The main issue was for the burn out I used a weed burner. Got it too hot on one side and the lid warped. Its slightly difficult to get it on now, although it seems to seal very well now. This may have helped me actually but if not I will go get a new lid. Other than that I am extremely happy with my first build and can't wait to get some food off of it.
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    I won't say that I make the best BBQ, but you will

  2. #2
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    Looks cool man! I like the upturned temp gauge and all the other goodies that come with the Big Poppa.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


  3. #3
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    Jan 2008
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    Great build! I too like the pluses of the gauge and hooks etc. You won't be disappointed in the performance or efficiency of a drum smoker. Thanks for sharing your build!
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
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    Sort en Chalosse, France
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    Beautiful, now lets see what you can do with it.
    Cal
    Hardware : Cold smoker, Weber kettle copy, SFB stick burner, Weber Spirit E-310, Bullet

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
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    St. Petersburg, Fl.
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    Nice job on the build
    Jim

  6. #6
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    Feb 2015
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    Wichita Falls Tx
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    Thanks for the encouragement. A quick update...
    I am seasoning my pit as we speak. It is about 17 degrees outside and is snowing like the north pole.
    I used about 3/4 a basket of kingsford blue, (I know, but it's what I grew up with Dad using and it has always worked for me.), and 5 small chunks of cherry wood. I lit 10 briquettes and placed directly in the center of the basket of unlit charcoal.
    I set my BBQ Guru to 249 and within 15 minutes this things was sitting at a perfect temp. I am amazed at how quickly it came to temp and how steady it is rolling. In this weather I was not expecting that!
    I won't say that I make the best BBQ, but you will

  7. #7
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    Great deal! The guru is awesome, I have a couple myself. Try the drum on it's own too. Enjoy the experience and wonder of the UDS. Congrats and keep your great posts coming in.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  8. #8
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    Sep 2008
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    Northern Illinois
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    The Guru is a Fantastic tool that works very well but, learning to run your cooker with just air intakes and exhaust with no electronics is for lack of better word Fun and Challenging as hell in various weather conditions. Very rewarding learning the balance of a specific cooker. Just in case the power goes out. I do love my Guru though. I got mine a year after building my drum.
    Bill

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