Smoker… Assemble!

Finally got the smoker assembled. Except for the vents on the bottom (which I really had to stretch across the curve of the drum), the kit came together really easily. A socket wrench really helps, though. Pictures! Tried to pick up 40 pounds of charcoal at the warehouse club (had a coupon and everything!), but…

Vacation smoking

Had a few things going on this week, none of which really helped move things with the new UDS along. Though I did get a nice picture of the dog in front of it before assembly: Speaking of assembly, I realized that one of the kit pieces, the shield, only has one of two holes…

Get sauced

I promised a sauce recipe several days ago and have not lived up to that promise. That ends now. This season I’ve been really into fruit-based sauces. If I were really doing this Alabama-style, I’d either stick with a thin vinegar-based sauce, or go for a mayo-based white sauce (which I’m still building up the…

UDS Build, Part 3.2 or so

Time for paint. The extra spray enamel came this week, so I could get to work. I also trucked out to Northeast Philly to pick up a dome lid that almost fits. (I think it’ll be for a future expansion, as soon as I need two levels, i.e., when 25 pounds of meat capacity isn’t…

Weekday BBQ blues

Quiet week around here, barbecue-wise. A bit of stuff going on behind the scenes, though. Think I located a domed grill lid, which would replace the flat drum lid I ground off and allow me to put in another grate, for two cooking levels. Going to try to pick it up in Northeast Philly Saturday…