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  • SavageSmoke
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 235
    • Eden, NC

    Anyone built one of these?

    I am considering buying one of these kits for my buddy fir Christmas. I want to ask about the quality. I have a Gateway for reference. How nice are these?
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 6121
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Mudkat built one awhile back. Haven't seen him here lately. I will be camping with him at the end of the month. I'll let him know your looking for help.

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    • TripleB
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 854
      • La Crescenta
      • Jambo Backyard Smoker
        Weber Smokey Mountain (22" & 18.5")
        Portable Kitchen 360
        Portable Kitchen Grill
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Weber "Brownie" Circa 1978 22"
        Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
        BBQ Guru ATC
        Favorite Beer: Peroni
        Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

      #3
      My brother built one from a kit. He has trouble maintaining temp.

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      • Mudkat
        Club Member
        • Feb 2017
        • 2088
        • At a river near me, MD
        • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
          Weber 22" Kettel
          Weber Smokey Joe (2)
          One Grill 45" Rotisserie
          Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
          Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
          Cast Iron 9" Skillet
          Cast Iron 12" Skillet
          Weber 22 Grill Grates
          Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

        #4
        Hey SavageSmoke - I did build a UDS from scratch, not a kit. I used the smoke stack intake tubes, exhaust pipe,and lid handle from UDSParts.com so I can only speak on them. The parts are great quality and the company was good until someone hacked their servers and stole customer accounts. So thereโ€™s that.

        Big drum smokers are good smokers. I would think they are just bigger versions of bullet smokers or a PBC. They hold a lot of food and can hold steady temps for long periods of time once you get the hang of them. I can burn 18 - 20 lbs. in mine for entire brisket cooks without having to add charcoal. I think longest cook Iโ€™ve done on it is 15 hours give or take. I am sure it could go longer than that.

        I have never used up all the cooking real estate on the two grill grates in mine. Usually the top grate is enough for my cooks.

        As far as a Christmas gift goes the cool factor on these goes way up! Who wouldnโ€™t want a UDS BBQ kit for Christmas? Hope this helps!

        HawkerXP Are we going on Saturday or Tuesday? ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€
        Last edited by Mudkat; October 12, 2020, 04:57 PM.

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      • BFlynn
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        • Oct 2014
        • 954
        • Third Coast

        #5
        Man, you should get that 30 gallon drum kit, and put a couple set of holes near the top to run rebar so you can hang meat......oh, wait.....



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