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You can design it any way you want the traditional KISS method works really well. There is a drum company in KCK off K32 that makes drums. I think I payed $15 bucks for one about 6 years ago. There are a LOT of different ways to customize them as you go so you have options as you find what works best for you.
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Heres a build sheet and step by step guide:
http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showt...um-smoker-(UDS)
Some inspiration:
http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showt...-Photo-Gallery!!!

There was a person giving away an old smoker in the for sae section. I considered picking it up for the grates. You should go get them if they're still available.
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You have any more detailed pictures of your UDS, seems like on quick searches it's easy to go from a quick $50 drum smoker to a $300 beast (meant in a good way of "beast") of a smoker.
I don't have any detailed pics of my setup, but THIS is the guide I used for general measurements and whatnot. I used a 1" step bit for the inlet holes instead of a hole saw, but that's neither here nor there. The exhaust tip is just there for looks...

I used a replacement charcoal grate for a 22" weber kettle for the base of my fire basket. I made the 'walls' of the basket 10 or 12" tall with expanded steel. I used cut off re-bar for the basket legs. I also made a basket handle for retrieving the fire basket out of the drum.
For the top grate, I used a 22" kettle replacement grate. I also went the easy route and just use refrigerator magnets for air inlet covers.

I made a UDS for a buddy and the lid I had didn't have any bungs in it. So I just drilled 8-1" holes in the lid. Seems to flow just fine.

I'll be at the cabin this weekend and will snap a few pics.

edit: go with gazguzzlers links. They have all the pictures right there on the first page. The link I posted, the pics are scattered throughout the thread.
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Awesome thanks guys. I'll definitely go the UDS idea instead of converting mine, seems like the UDS can be done for just a little bit more money but with a lot better results. I can probably still scavenge the cart from my gas grill at least. That would give me a solid platform to start with, and some shelves.
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Good idea on scavenging the cart!

They (a UDS) really does perform well. Cooking a big 10# pork butt is a 12+ hour cook. With a full charcoal basket, I don't worry about running out fuel. It generally takes about an hour to get the smoker dialed in where I want it. For the course of the cook, I may have to adjust air flow, but most times, I don't have to do anything, it just chugs along (I think I need to use more comma's ) If I'm doing an overnight cook, I'll take a 6+ hour nap with confidence that when I get up the temp will be right about where I left it.
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Good to know. I'll definitely do some researching this weekend. I think scavenging the cart will be a good idea since it will be on a wood deck.

Thanks again for the feedback, exactly what I needed.
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For tips with using charcoal briquettes and making the burn for a long time Google the Minion Method.
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Nice, thanks for the heads up.

Sadly probably going to be a while before I can build one, but really excited and want to get started.
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careful...running a smoker can be quite an addiction. You'll find yourself smoking anything and everything.
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More time smoking, gardening, driving the Datsun and less time on the internet. Sounds like Heaven to me.
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A good tip for smoking over night (esp in the cooler months or over the winter) is to go get an old quilt preferably a heavy down quilt and line one side with thick grade Al foil. Duct tape the seams and use that to cover the top of the smoker to retain the heat as the temp drops. Ive done this for years and it works great.
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More time smoking, gardening, driving the Datsun and less time on the internet. Sounds like Heaven to me.
nothing wrong with that

I'll smoking a brisket tomorrow and probably twice baked potatoes for a Saturday Mothers Day dinner. (the in-laws and my folks are meeting us at our cabin)

You guys have a great weekend...happy smoking.
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A good tip for smoking over night (esp in the cooler months or over the winter) is to go get an old quilt preferably a heavy down quilt and line one side with thick grade Al foil. Duct tape the seams and use that to cover the top of the smoker to retain the heat as the temp drops. Ive done this for years and it works great.
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nothing wrong with that

I'll smoking a brisket tomorrow and probably twice baked potatoes for a Saturday Mothers Day dinner. (the in-laws and my folks are meeting us at our cabin)

You guys have a great weekend...happy smoking.
, definitely need to hurry up and build a smoker. We've been wanting to do it for a while and get better at grilling also. Main reason we need a new grill.
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I have a Louisiana Grills Pellet Grill. It was a little pricey, but it's the best purchase I've had this year. I've made brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, and all of them have turned out fantastic. On the higher heat modes, I've used it for wood fire style pizzas and roasting legs of lamb. All you have to do is pour in pellets and set the temperature. It's great.
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You can design it any way you want the traditional KISS method works really well. There is a drum company in KCK off K32 that makes drums. I think I payed $15 bucks for one about 6 years ago. There are a LOT of different ways to customize them as you go so you have options as you find what works best for you.
Got a name of the place for the drum? I'm also looking to build a uds.
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Good idea on scavenging the cart!

They (a UDS) really does perform well. Cooking a big 10# pork butt is a 12+ hour cook. With a full charcoal basket, I don't worry about running out fuel. It generally takes about an hour to get the smoker dialed in where I want it. For the course of the cook, I may have to adjust air flow, but most times, I don't have to do anything, it just chugs along (I think I need to use more comma's ) If I'm doing an overnight cook, I'll take a 6+ hour nap with confidence that when I get up the temp will be right about where I left it.

If you kick the temp on the drum up to 300, you can get it done in closer to 4 hours. Zero sacrifice in juiciness, in my experience.
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i had read about high heat pork butts, but never attempted it. a couple Weeks ago i cooked a pair of butts on my wsm (Weber smokey mountain) at about 325*. they were done and resting in about 4-5 hours and turned out great. i might never do a low and slow pork butt again
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