Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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http://www.ubuildbbqsmokers.com/

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On Jan 18, 7:49*pm, "piedmont" wrote:
http://www.ubuildbbqsmokers.com/

nice!


On another venue, I saw one of these being built, and in action. The
guy that built it said it was a fun project, and turned out great
barbecue.

He said it wasn't good with any kind of charcoal. It worked best
with wood, burning hardwood to coals. After it was going, he used
lump in it as well with good results.

IIRC, he wasn't sure he would do it again as it is great for big
barbecues, but but really inefficient for a couple of briskets or
butts.

Robert
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On 1/19/2010 3:43 PM, wrote:
On Jan 18, 7:49 pm, wrote:
http://www.ubuildbbqsmokers.com/

nice!


On another venue, I saw one of these being built, and in action. The
guy that built it said it was a fun project, and turned out great
barbecue.

He said it wasn't good withany kind of charcoal. It worked best
with wood, burning hardwood to coals. After it was going, he used
lump in it as well with good results.

IIRC, he wasn't sure he would do it again as it is great for big
barbecues, but but really inefficient for a couple of briskets or
butts.

Robert

There were several cookers on the site, are you referring to the
Cyclops? Yep it's a big'un and absolutely it and most side box cookers
are made for burning logs. Keeping the grill down low inside the cooking
chamber so the majority of the smoke and creosote bypass the meat.

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piedmont

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On Jan 19, 3:38*pm, piedmont wrote:

There were several cookers on the site, are you referring to the
Cyclops? Yep it's a big'un and absolutely it and most side box cookers
are made for burning logs. Keeping the grill down low inside the cooking
chamber so the majority of the smoke and creosote bypass the meat.


I was actually looking at the "Big Baby". The pit with the over and
under 55 gallon drums. It has been around for a long time, but I have
only seen a couple of pictures of it built.

There are some really interesting pits here, although how practical
some are might be point of debate.

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/08/...st-bbq-grills/

The boys over at

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com

are really fond of their UDS pits (Ugly Drum Smoker) and they turn out
some hellacious looking meat on them. If you join you can search for
lots of info there.

They work like a giant WSM, but they hold 3X as much.

Here's another version

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ht=redneck+uds

That is popular as well. Note that the welding can easily be replaced
by fittings that have nuts on both sides.

If it were just more than me and and the missus with occasional
company, I would build one of them. I have seen a lot of variations
on this type of smoker, but there are plenty of successful plans
available for free. Some have lifting handles, some roll around, some
have access doors, some have multiple thermos, you name it.

These are so popular there are guys on some of the sites that build
them for money!

Robert

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On 1/20/2010 2:54 AM, wrote:
On Jan 19, 3:38 pm, wrote:

There were several cookers on the site, are you referring to the
Cyclops? Yep it's a big'un and absolutely it and most side box cookers
are made for burning logs. Keeping the grill down low inside the cooking
chamber so the majority of the smoke and creosote bypass the meat.


I was actually looking at the "Big Baby". The pit with the over and
under 55 gallon drums. It has been around for a long time, but I have
only seen a couple of pictures of it built.

There are some really interesting pits here, although how practical
some are might be point of debate.

http://www.neatorama.com/2006/06/08/...st-bbq-grills/

The boys over at

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com

are really fond of their UDS pits (Ugly Drum Smoker) and they turn out
some hellacious looking meat on them. If you join you can search for
lots of info there.

They work like a giant WSM, but they hold 3X as much.

Here's another version

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ht=redneck+uds

That is popular as well. Note that the welding can easily be replaced
by fittings that have nuts on both sides.

If it were just more than me and and the missus with occasional
company, I would build one of them. I have seen a lot of variations
on this type of smoker, but there are plenty of successful plans
available for free. Some have lifting handles, some roll around, some
have access doors, some have multiple thermos, you name it.

These are so popular there are guys on some of the sites that build
them for money!

Robert

They can call it whatever they wish (UDS) but 55 gallon drum cookers
been around aloong time, had em myself years and years ago and have one
sitting out back now.
piedmont


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