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  1. #1
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    Default Greetings all, from Seattle

    New to the forums, just dropping in to introduce myself.

    I'm in the process of making a UDS for the first time and the site has been helpful in deciding what to do and in putting everything together.

    I'll try and get a few pics up as my project moves along.

    Picked up a food grade 55 gal drum for $10 with a sealed lid and it looked like this:



    After a little elbow grease and an angle grinder, I had the top off like so:



    It is still a work in progress, getting there as I have free time and parts come together.
    Last edited by Bbqdude; 03-31-2015 at 03:57 PM. Reason: update

  2. #2
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    to the Joint! Looks like you're off to a good start with your drum.
    Bill

  3. #3
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    Welcome to the joint. We're glad to have ya here. Take lots of pics of the build and post often.
    Master Cabinetmaker,KCBS Certified Judge,Student of the smoking arts,All around gear head
    Ugly drum smoker,Chargriller,Custom Backwoods Chubby,Bellfab backyard model

    "I love what mine cause, whats mine is all mine. Gives me a reason to go get more"- John Popper, Blues Traveler.

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    dude! Glad you decided to join us.Drums are quite popular here so if you need any help there are plenty of us advise you along the way. Have fun and post often with please!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


  5. #5
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    to The Joint
    Stump's Stretch
    Ugly Drum Smoker
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    Shoal Creek Fire BBQ Team

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    Looking for a little advice here...

    I've searched through the forums and haven't found a definitive answer yet.

    I'm using a 17" grill (Weber replacement from Home Depot) as the bottom of my charcoal basket. The plan is to have a friend with a welder help me attach my expanded metal formed in a circle directly to the grate. I have stainless 3" screws for legs.

    Is 6 inches sufficient for the height on the sides of the basket with a 17" diameter grate?

    Right now I've got two expanded pieces cut at 12" height x 24" length connected lengthwise and that doesn't create a circumference large enough to fill the grill I have.

    Suggestions appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbqdude View Post
    Looking for a little advice here...

    I've searched through the forums and haven't found a definitive answer yet.

    I'm using a 17" grill (Weber replacement from Home Depot) as the bottom of my charcoal basket. The plan is to have a friend with a welder help me attach my expanded metal formed in a circle directly to the grate. I have stainless 3" screws for legs.

    Is 6 inches sufficient for the height on the sides of the basket with a 17" diameter grate?

    Right now I've got two expanded pieces cut at 12" height x 24" length connected lengthwise and that doesn't create a circumference large enough to fill the grill I have.

    Suggestions appreciated.

    Six inches is plenty of height to hold at least 10 lbs of charcoal. Go ahead and split that 12X24 into two 6X12's.

    As for your 3 in. bolts for feet, I would suggest 3-1/2 to 4 inches just to make sure you get high enough off the bottom for air to flow under the basket. My .

    Instead of asking questions in this thread, how about starting a new one in the Vertical Drum Smokers forum. This one is mainly for intros. Thanks. Lookin' forward to your build!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomshoots View Post


    Instead of asking questions in this thread, how about starting a new one in the Vertical Drum Smokers forum. This one is mainly for intros. Thanks. Lookin' forward to your build!
    Thanks Tom... I started up a new posting in the VDS forum.

    Will get some pics updated there as my project progresses

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