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Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Kekoa » November 1st, 2014, 9:26 pm

Hello,

I am new to the forum and just wanted to give a what's up! I have been smoking for a number of years and really enjoy the whole process of it. Generally I used side box smokers all this time. For some reason I have this desire to build me a UDS and know I have found my self here at the smokerbuilder.com forum.

I do have a question right out and could not find a thread related to it, although I am sure it is out there. Could any of you direct me to a thread that shares how to build a charcoal basket with out welding. I don't know how to weld and would like to try and build my UDS cheaply.

OK fellas and gals looking forward to this journey. I love it all! :grillin:



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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Big T » November 1st, 2014, 9:49 pm

:welcome:


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Puff » November 1st, 2014, 11:29 pm

Hello,

Welcome ...there are guys here that will gladly direct you to those threads. Personally, I know very little about UDS but I can look forward to reading about your progress.

What kinds of wood do you smoke with out there? :welcome:


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Rodcrafter » November 2nd, 2014, 6:34 am

Welcome to the crew. I have read about some people making a basket without welding. I would have to get to my computer to look for it


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Puff » November 2nd, 2014, 7:25 am

My most immediate thought is to cut out a single piece of expanded metal,then bend the side up to form a box and use wire or hog rings to lock the corners in place
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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Pete Mazz » November 2nd, 2014, 8:50 am

Puff, you need to work on your origami skills. That thing would never fly! :beer:


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Gizmo » November 2nd, 2014, 9:11 am

Yeah and the gauge of paper Puff used would warp as soon as you put a fire in it …. just sayin' :D

OH! and welcome aboard! :welcome:


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Kekoa » November 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

Puff wrote:Hello,

Welcome ...there are guys here that will gladly direct you to those threads. Personally, I know very little about UDS but I can look forward to reading about your progress.

What kinds of wood do you smoke with out there? :welcome:
Hi there,

I have smoked with store bought mesquite, hickory and alder before. Out and about I can get guava and kiawe (which is nearly like mesquite). Wondering if mango and/or lychee might be good wood to use, they are fruit woods so I would think should be good.



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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Kekoa » November 2nd, 2014, 2:29 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys and the comedy and the ideas.



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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Smokeone » November 2nd, 2014, 5:44 pm

:welcome:
I think Puffs plan will work for you. I haven't seen a basket that isn't welded, yet.


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Rodcrafter » November 2nd, 2014, 5:54 pm

Fishless Mickey has made them with out welding them try pm him


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » November 6th, 2014, 9:17 pm

Welcome


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Post by The Czar » November 7th, 2014, 6:44 am

Welcome aboard!!!!


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by mazdaparts » November 11th, 2014, 1:36 am

Welcome to the site. You will find plenty of info here to help you. You might try contacting your local school(s) and see if the have a welding or shop class. You could convince them to weld stuff for you in exchange for some tasty smoked meats.

On a side note I vote we move the world headquarters to Hawaii and have some sponsor give all expense paid trips, monthly, for gatherings.


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Tom_Heath » December 9th, 2014, 12:17 am

You can take expanded and cut it 9 in by 48 inch and roll it around a 20 lb or similar size tank. That will get u close to the dia of the weber coal grate of 16 inchs.


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Pennywise » December 9th, 2014, 7:07 am

Puff wrote:My most immediate thought is to cut out a single piece of expanded metal,then bend the side up to form a box and use wire or hog rings to lock the corners in place
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This may not be how it's done but it does satisfy the need
The dedication in this post was awesome.
Kekoa wrote:
Puff wrote:Hello,

Welcome ...there are guys here that will gladly direct you to those threads. Personally, I know very little about UDS but I can look forward to reading about your progress.

What kinds of wood do you smoke with out there? :welcome:
Hi there,

I have smoked with store bought mesquite, hickory and alder before. Out and about I can get guava and kiawe (which is nearly like mesquite). Wondering if mango and/or lychee might be good wood to use, they are fruit woods so I would think should be good.
I bet mango would be outstanding pig. IDK what lychee is, but I would try it too!

Welcome aboard.



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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Rodcrafter » December 9th, 2014, 7:28 am

I agree PW that Puff is all in. Good guy!


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Re: Newbie from Kauai, Hawaii

Post by Frank_Cox » December 9th, 2014, 8:50 am

mazdaparts wrote: On a side note I vote we move the world headquarters to Hawaii and have some sponsor give all expense paid trips, monthly, for gatherings.
hahaha, Hawaii would be nice for sure!!!! :kewl:




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