Wabbys first UDS build

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Wabbys first UDS build

Postby Wabby » 05 Mar 2016, 08:05

Hi guys,

Just built my first UDS and with there not being very much info this side of the pond, figured I may as well help others out.

Item List:

    3/4" Brass Ball Valve
    6 x 1.5" or 2 to 2.5" M6 A2 Stainless Bolts
    6 x M6 A2 Stainless Nuts with washers on
    A2 Stainless M6 Washers
    Thermometer
    BBQ Paint
    Handle from B&Q
    Old Washing Machine Drum for Basket
    Set of stepped drill bits


First of all I got myself an unlined drum, with open head and clip.

Marked up the drum into 3 equal sections:
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Holes all drilled (top ones are 5" and 9.5" down from top, bottom are 2" centres up from bottom) and bits test fitted:
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Stripping the outside paint off:
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First coats of paint before curing:
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Finished Article:
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Smoking:
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When I bought my barrel I actually bought two, so I am going to do the same with my other one, but also add some extra long screws in at around 10" up, so I can use it as a grill as well as a smoker. Will do a post on that as I go also.
Wabby
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Re: Wabbys first UDS build

Postby Wabby » 05 Mar 2016, 08:13

Also, more to come on the washing machine charcoal basket.
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Re: Wabbys first UDS build

Postby Wabby » 09 Mar 2016, 07:27

Charcoal Basket:

Start out with a washing machine drum.
Drill tons of 1" holes in the bottom, everywhere, and voila.

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Think I might cut the lip off at the top as I get around 50 degrees more heat in the centre of the drum than the edge, and think that this lip could be causing that?
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