I got my own barrel and had already ordered my components. I didn't know about the threaded stack when I initially built mine but ordered one when I saw it. I can patch a hole or two left from drilling. It's much cleaner looking this way and of course, shipped very fast and packed well. The folks at Smokerbuilder know what they're doing and build quality stuff. If I couldn't weld I'd have them build any pit that I wanted. I have nothing but respect for Frank and the boys!
I originally ordered the Backyarder kit and built it on a smooth side drum. Was using it with a fire dial. Love how well it cooked. Then i purchased the low profile dolly to make the cooker easier to move around the patio. Few weeks ago i purchased the draftmaster heat shield/ super tuner baffle combo. Installed it last weekend. And my first cook with the full setup was beef ribs. OMG , The temp control and burn time is off the charts! My cooker held a rock steady 250° all day. And still had half a basket of lump coal left. It runs more efficiently than my pellet smoker. It's my go to cooker from now on
This is the perfect little shelf for holding your magnetic backed thermometer. As I was smoking, I was clipping my thermometer to a dolly, an umbrella and whatever else I could find close by my smoker. And I was never able to easily read the display. Now I have a stainless shelf that hold my magnetic thermometer with ease. And it perfectly displays the temp at an angle that's easy to ready. This shelf is a sturdy and a much safer spot to hold a thermometer, and now I feel much more comfortable that I won't be breaking my expensive Smoke thermometer.
This system is almost perfect and it optimally regulates the airflow of my drum smoker. It's a cleverly designed product that ships in a small box, it assembles easily and is simple to install. Now I said almost perfect. I built my drum smoker from a 40+ year old nest-able drum that was laying on my parents property. Nest-able drums have a slightly smaller diameter, and the air baffle was a very snug fit that made it difficult to install and remove. But just a little bit of sanding and it works perfectly. This will not be an issue with a regular drum for which this product was designed.
Didn't have to grind anything to fit just plug and play. Saved me alot of time. Would buy again.
The hinges worked great. Much quicker and easier than making my own. Would like to see a few more hinge options in the future. Keep up the good work!
Best damn thing ever for the UDS. No hot spot, no flare up. Just nice even heat and smoke
The quality of these handles is second to none. No UDS should be without a set!
Quality parts from quality people... all went together as expected..... my drum will cook all nite long
Works like it suppose to and shopping was fast.
Works a described and easy to assemble.
Bought parts from a guy on Facebook and was missing one leg - this is just what I needed. Thanks!
Quality products at a great price and fast shipping. Highly recommended.
Received the basked and tubes a week ago, the assembly of the fire basket was super easy. The upright tubes have been painted, and I am finishing the barrel, hope to get it done this weekend. I have included a photo of the basket and my UDS in initial assemble mode. Still have to do final sanding and painting.
I bought 2 of these cook grates for 2 cook levels. All I can say is wow, these are made to perfection. All cuts are smooth, no burrs or slag to worry about cutting yourself on. On top of that these are 3/16" thick material. In a smoker these things will last and be around a lot longer than I am (39).