Build two, first UDS

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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by YTQBBQINC » February 24th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Think I may order one of these 22” old smoky bottom grates and drill additional holes in it to use as a diffuser plate. Probably put a handle on it too since it’s almost as wide as the drum. Image


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 24th, 2018, 3:57 pm

This is the one Smoker Builder makes
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Post by YTQBBQINC » February 24th, 2018, 5:05 pm

Which site is that on?


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Post by YTQBBQINC » February 24th, 2018, 5:13 pm

Never mind. Udsparts.com. Doy, thanks rodcrafter.


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 24th, 2018, 5:20 pm

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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by ajfoxy » February 24th, 2018, 5:27 pm

YTQBBQINC I built my own diffuser. Not quite as flash as the one on udsparts, but it works very well.
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Post by YTQBBQINC » February 24th, 2018, 6:33 pm

I don’t know ajfoxy, that looks pretty fancy. I like it.


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Post by Dirtytires » February 24th, 2018, 6:49 pm

Does it spin like a pinwheel with the rising heat? Either way, I like it a bunch.



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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by ajfoxy » February 24th, 2018, 6:57 pm

Hahaha... DT, no it does not spin. Perhaps if one had bearings etc... nahhh .

and YTQBBQINC, it is pretty much a circle with a bunch of slits in it and heated in the middle and slightly bent at an angle. Nothing too scientific I can assure you.


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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by Rodcrafter » February 25th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Oh AJ

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Post by ajfoxy » February 25th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Haha, no RC, like water, I always look for the easiest route, or the path of least resistance. And that was it. I prefer not to over-complicate things... most of the time. Some times complication just works it's way into the job.


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Post by YTQBBQINC » March 24th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Breaking her in with a couple racks of ribs. So far so good. Trying a couple new rub combos today but the drum is working awesome! I’m sold! HahaImageImage


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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by Rodcrafter » March 24th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Your cooking rack is very low it probably needs that water pan at that level. This is a little drawing Frank drew on a napkin, (not saying bar) just to be clear. Your rig looks great.

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Post by YTQBBQINC » March 24th, 2018, 6:35 pm

Yea, between the heat diffuser and water pan I think I’m safe with the current setup but I’ll be changing some stuff up on the next one. Definitely should have done more research before building this one. Works great but nothing really lines up and the shelf bolts could have better placement. Ribs came out ok. Will definitely firing this thing up quite a bit so all will get better. ImageImage


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Post by Big T » March 24th, 2018, 9:51 pm

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Post by Dirtytires » March 24th, 2018, 10:35 pm

Nice cook...



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Post by Rodcrafter » March 25th, 2018, 8:28 am

YTQBBQINC wrote:Yea, between the heat diffuser and water pan I think I’m safe with the current setup but I’ll be changing some stuff up on the next one. Definitely should have done more research before building this one. Works great but nothing really lines up and the shelf bolts could have better placement. Ribs came out ok. Will definitely firing this thing up quite a bit so all will get better. ImageImage


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That sauce will cover most any errors. Enjoy the nice looking Q.


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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by ajfoxy » April 2nd, 2018, 6:30 pm

Nice. :kewl:


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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by richy20 » April 3rd, 2018, 11:04 am

:grillin: That smoker looks amazing and those ribs look incredible. Good job.



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Post by YTQBBQINC » May 28th, 2018, 11:21 pm

First brisket on the UDS. Turned out pretty good. A little over but not too far. Probably would have been close to perfect but I got caught up and ended up leaving it in the cooler for around 6hrs. Image

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Post by Rodcrafter » May 29th, 2018, 4:28 am

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Post by Big T » May 29th, 2018, 9:07 pm

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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by YTQBBQINC » August 12th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Got my grate in for my uds. Was pretty surprised how well it came out. I’m out of town for work right now and can’t wait to get back and see how it looks in the drum! I know beggars can’t be choosers but would have been nice if my buddy took the tape and seasoning instruction off it when he took the pic. :-/

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Post by Big T » August 12th, 2018, 8:06 pm

That's awesome!!
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Re: Build two, first UDS

Post by The Czar » August 12th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Where did you get that grate at?


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