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GrumpyOleTroll
05-16-2011, 01:04 PM
ok so I had to get rid of my nice gas/charcoal dual sided grill when I got divorced and have been always lookin for anoth smoker...i read Vin's thread about looking for a smoker and came across a couple posts about an Ugly Drum Smoker and I researched it and got a rundown from Brent (smokingator) and co-worker and I just picked up 2 drums with lids for 10 bux. I work for 2 citys and we think we can scrounge for most of the supplies...

will burn them out tomorrow if boss will let me...pics to follow!!


shawn
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hscmit
05-16-2011, 02:00 PM
awesome

GrumpyOleTroll
05-16-2011, 02:13 PM
well boss said not a prob on burning them out after work tomorrow aslong as the wind isn't bad...i work for a water treatment plant owned by 2 cities so to burn on property I had to have permission..so..time to get the pallets and pull my last RS12 out to enjoy tomorrow afternoon.
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J0eybb
05-16-2011, 02:47 PM
Woot

Aero95
05-16-2011, 03:35 PM
Just looked that up and very cool. I may have to check that out someday.

GrumpyOleTroll
05-16-2011, 06:03 PM
here is the base of my fire box...


http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/1305576763.jpg


here is what i am starting with..


http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/1305576761.jpg


the flat metal is an old straight edge we are gonna use for the side of the bottom of the firebox...

I am so excited about tomorrow and the burn.


shawn

GrumpyOleTroll
05-17-2011, 12:30 PM
ok..made a run to the "old" plant and picked up a large domed lid..needs a lil work but it will give me the room to do 2 racks. going to put the firebox together tomorrow. will post pics later.
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nofeardiver
05-17-2011, 12:57 PM
sweet cant wait to see this

Smokin Gator
05-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Glad you are getting started on it. If you need any more help just give a yell.

The UDS cooks food that tastes like non other....

GrumpyOleTroll
05-17-2011, 06:18 PM
well we had 15-20 mph winds so I decided to wait a day or two till I can burn it out. found a domed lid and I think I have the firebox figured out..havent spent a dime on it.

shawn
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GrumpyOleTroll
05-22-2011, 08:45 AM
Ok after a LOOOOOOGGGGGGGGNNNNNNNN week I have my certification test taken, my new address and a party planned for Saturday...hmmm better get busy on the barrel....


I got the firebox, ash pan, inlets and ball valve installed. have the lid ready but a handle and walmart has the new grills on sale..


so either tonight or tomorrow night I will burn her out and take her home and season her...will add pics of the work done tonight.



Shawn

GrumpyOleTroll
05-22-2011, 03:21 PM
ok got pics of the burn and completed barrel..when I get home will post them...just waiting for it to burn down now so I can head home...
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GrumpyOleTroll
05-22-2011, 07:10 PM
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12683.jpg



http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12682.jpg




http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12680.jpg




http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12679.jpg


here we go..its all burned out and friday will buy the grill and take it home to use after my move this weekend..will post pics as i use it..cant wait!!!



Shawn

GrumpyOleTroll
05-26-2011, 01:55 PM
ok...cant leave a mechanic alone with scrap and a welder...i now have a side table on it. trying to load it up now..will add pics tonight..should be cooking on it tomorrow nite!!!
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Aero95
05-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Very cool!!

GrumpyOleTroll
05-27-2011, 08:13 PM
Here are the final results....


http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12692.jpg


http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12691.jpg


http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12690.jpg



http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff485/sewerrat33/SDC12693.jpg

got a pound of fresh sausage to do in the morning and I think i am gonna do a picnic or ribs tomorrow.

Thanks for all the support guys I had a blast building it and cant wait to use it!!


Shawn

TBone
05-27-2011, 08:58 PM
Man that looks awesome...

OLS
06-01-2011, 02:55 PM
You ought to be able to hang your bacon slices from that grate....;)

GrumpyOleTroll
06-01-2011, 04:28 PM
that sounds like a great idea!! just fold them over and let them hang?? should I still try to cure them
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Smokin Gator
06-01-2011, 05:22 PM
should I still try to cure them
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Yep!!!

GrumpyOleTroll
06-01-2011, 05:41 PM
well I am off for the next 4 days...i know what I am doing...lol
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Big_Ern
06-01-2011, 05:54 PM
That is awesome:noon

Smokin Gator
06-01-2011, 07:13 PM
One bit of advice on the bacon brother... after it is cured only start a half dozen or so briqs for the UDS. Bring it SLOWLY up to 150 or so and then lock it down. You don't want the the temps to get up at all or you will over cook the bacon.