Product photo from Amazon

Gadget est arrivé!

If there’s one thing* that (almost) never fails to make me happy, it’s a new gadget. And this one came highly recommended. * If there’s another thing, it’s using bastard French that my wife will surely call me out on, but that I’m not going to fix.

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…