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Meet Rusty

Post by mp4 » November 19th, 2018, 7:38 pm

I've had UDS parts since the 2017 fall gathering and had grand plans to "quick" put it together. Well...about a year later it's mostly done.

It started this summer whil I was building my brother-in-law's reverse flow smoker and I needed a barrel to burn some paint off some powder coated plates that I used for a baffle plate.



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Post by mp4 » November 19th, 2018, 7:50 pm

I had a short notice 'get your bit to work' which happened to be 1,200 miles from home and all I had time to do was weld the tubes and chimney in place and toss it all into the back of my truck. ImageImageImage



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Post by mp4 » November 19th, 2018, 8:00 pm

After having it ride around in the back of my truck for a couple weeks and then a month or two sitting under a platform the parts trailer at work I finally put it together. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage



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Post by mp4 » November 19th, 2018, 8:03 pm

And some Q View because I know you're all gonna ask. ImageImage



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Post by Big T » November 19th, 2018, 8:15 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Post by Frank_Cox » November 19th, 2018, 8:34 pm

:LG: :LG:
How's she cook?
I recommend setting the adjustable pinwheel damper to 30% open if ya want to cook around the 250-300 range
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Post by Chromeski » November 19th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Looks Great at some point I think I'll build one.



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Post by mp4 » November 22nd, 2018, 10:33 am

Rusty smoking up some Thanksgiving venison. ImageImage



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Post by The Czar » November 24th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Nice...I like it


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Post by mp4 » November 25th, 2018, 6:28 pm

I tried it out as a charcoal grill this evening with some steaks and shrimp. They turned out pretty darn awesome if I don't say so myself. ImageImageImageImage



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Post by Big T » November 25th, 2018, 6:40 pm

They are very versatile :kewl:
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Post by towtruck » November 25th, 2018, 10:11 pm

Looks like dinner is about ready!



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Post by Dirtytires » November 26th, 2018, 11:23 am

I gotta make better friends....I never get invited!

It did remind me that I have steaks and prawns in the freezer tho......lol



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Post by mp4 » March 4th, 2019, 4:49 am

I think maybe I'll make a photo album titled "Where in the world is Rusty". He got a small workout yesterday in Marquette Michigan.

We smoked boudin, wings, hot dogs, ABT's, green pepper sausages and mushrooms. ImageImageImageImageImage



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Post by towtruck » March 4th, 2019, 11:09 am

Nice Q!

I do have one nit to pick though.......why the hoodie and the beanie if your going to wear shorts? It's like starting a fire in the house and leaving the door open. :wtf:

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Post by mp4 » March 4th, 2019, 12:11 pm

He's my knucklehead nephew...lol.



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Post by ajfoxy » March 4th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Definitely Rusty is getting around. I put mine on a wheeled dolly to avoid having to lift the thing up... especially if it is running :D


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Re: Meet Rusty

Post by Buffalo » March 8th, 2019, 8:04 pm

Are those 2 grates big deep enough to get butts on with a flat lid? what's the advantage of that's adjustable plate on the fire box?



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Post by mp4 » March 13th, 2019, 3:57 am

Buffalo wrote:Are those 2 grates big deep enough to get butts on with a flat lid? what's the advantage of that's adjustable plate on the fire box?
I don't think I could get butts on the top rack where I have it placed now.

The adjustable plate reduces direct heat on whatever you're cooking and give something to re-flavor your meat when the drippings drop on it and cook off. There is a non adjustable version out there too.



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