BUFORD-1, Build, Test And Smoke

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Been smoking for about 3 years now with a BBQ Galore horizontal side box smoker. Does OK but only has enough room for about 8 racks of baby backs and that's not enough meat for the parties I throw.

Discovered the UDS at the Scottsdale BBQ and met many of you. A few of you were kind enough to fill me in on the details of the UDS and several other types of smokers as well.  You all are a great bunch of folks!

So, based upon some of your information and other on line sources I decide to build my first vertical smoker, BUFORD-1. Butt Ugly Friggin Old Recycled Drum.

I've done some pork butts and picnics on this thing and I'm amazed at how long it will smoke and how trouble free it is.

Here is a slideshow of the build, etc.

Here is the final pic,

#1 - May 25, 2010, 03:46:56 am
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 04:20:36 am by FatCharlie »

Mike (AZBarbeque)

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That's a pretty bad a$$ looking UDS... Great job..

Now post up some pictures of it in action..
#2 - May 25, 2010, 04:03:24 am
Michael J. Reimann
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If God wanted us to be Vegetarians, why did he make animals out of meat??


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Thanks! Check out the slide show link , there are a few shots of last Saturday's results at the end.   :)
#3 - May 25, 2010, 04:16:53 am
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 04:21:11 am by FatCharlie »


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Wow!!  Very BAD ASS!!
#4 - May 25, 2010, 08:23:43 am
Mike boils his ribs....pass it on.


Very cool. 
#5 - May 25, 2010, 08:36:40 am


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Great job!

It looks real good and really functional...
I like the details pictures, it's like taking a tour inside you UDS!

#6 - May 25, 2010, 08:54:20 am
Taboo BBQ
Spicy Mike, Martin, plus a newbie

Gizzy's Smokin Crew

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Awesome. That is just so cool. Great job
#7 - May 25, 2010, 09:46:29 am
Gizzy's Q'N Crew......"FANG" Tastic BBQ
Brinkman Pitmaster Deluxe
Weber Genesis Gas Grill


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It's amazing what some beer, a fire wrench, and some displaced anger can accomplish. Awsome job indeed.
#8 - May 25, 2010, 02:25:00 pm
2 UDS's-Stoked
2 WSM's-Stoked
BWS Party-Stoked
22.5 Kettle to burn burgers and steaks.

Be kind, polite and courteous to everyone you meet, and ALWAYS have a plan to kill them.


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Thanks all! 

Been fun smokin ith the UDS!

Did a brisket last weekend.  Need to tweak my recipe.
#9 - June 11, 2010, 06:56:44 pm


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I'm glad I found this thread. Tha's a fine lookin cookin' machine, right there, mon!!
I love the firebox mod. And the temp gauge conduit is a great touch. And the thing I miss the most about my '68 Tempest may just be the Hurst shift knob!
#10 - June 11, 2010, 09:10:23 pm
CBJ # 53779
For cooking, lower and slower. For spices, mo' hotter, mo' better. Habaneros rule!


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Love it DUDE!!!  The party additions are awesome...!

#11 - June 11, 2010, 09:40:29 pm
Smokin Dead Meat BBQ
Born on Date 4-18-08
WSM, 22" WSM, Offset, UDS, Pro Q, Couple of Weber Golds, Bradley & Gas Burner.
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