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Old March 9, 2018   #16
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There's a guy in Shreveport that took the UDS to a whole new level. He's selling them for $750.
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I'm a UDS user too:

My drum is an old used stainless one. Here it is smoke-drying some peppers:

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Old March 11, 2018   #18
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Oops; pics on page 34:
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What do you use the lead pellets for?

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What do you use the lead pellets for?

Heavy smoke.

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Heavy smoke.

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Ah Ha!

BTW: I used to live in Tahitian Village

PS: Here's a pic of my wood burning UDS
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Ah Ha!

BTW: I used to live in Tahitian Village

PS: Here's a pic of my wood burning UDS
You have to have a map and GPS to live or drive around in that place.
All of the street names are Polynesian.
I live across from it close to the south shore.
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What do you use the lead pellets for?

These pellets are for pest control, what pest you may ask. Any that mess with plants or fruit trees.


What's the purpose of the wheel and how many racks do you have in there?
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The wheel is my "off-road" mod.
It can fit up to 4 racks with the extension ring. But sine that pic, I'e added a cabinet module:
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Here's some updates on the drum. I put some air intake pipes and use some electrical parts to regulate the air then added some casters to move it around. It's about time to do a paint job and a smoke stack.
I've cooked on it a few times and love this type smoker. It's so easy to regulate heat and everything I cooked has been awesome. Here's some beef back ribs, pork steaks, baby backs, chicken and turkey wings.
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I cant remember who it was but it was an old time BBQ cook off champion from way back.
Not one of those foo foo food network fake wannabe snob jokers.
He said it wasn't the thing you cooked it in it was the person cooking and how they cooked in what they cooked.
Like playing a guitar.
If you cant play, buying a 5000 dollar guitar ain't gonna help.
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That might be true but now we have better smokers and pits and anyone with a few cooks under their belt can cook food as good as an old time Pit master. Treager smokers are like an oven, load it with your favorite wood chips, set the temp and time and walk away. Weber Smokey Mountain is another awesome pit but pricey. You can make a cheaper Weber Kettle into an awesome cooking machine with some technique and a Slow-n-Sear or a Smokenator. Walmart sells a barrel cooker that's worth the money. I'm working on a stick burner/offset smoker as I'm typing. I'm in test mode now, meat is on the pit.


The best thing about Q'ed meat is we cooked it!!! I like to think mine is the best.
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And wood is free for those willing to look.
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And wood is free for those willing to look.
Some places have banned the use of charcoal and wood for cooking and heating.
It is rapidly sweeping across the land.
Enjoy it while you can.
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I googled "banning briquettes or wood for cooking" and found very limited instances: e.g.; during massive wildfires, temperature inversions, etc.

Examples:
In TX, it appears it's okay if inside a metal grill or smoker: http://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/b...-and-whats-not

So yeah, it happens. But it's very limited. If you have some information to the contrary, I'd appreciate getting it.

Or maybe it's a new PETA conspiracy because eating meat is immoral?
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