Got my backyarder kit for Christmas. Opened the box and found it to contain very heavy duty steel parts. The template was perfect for the smooth sided barrel I found and the holes were marked and drilled easily. Painted it and as Frank said, there were only two cans of paint on the shelf. Haha Just finished seasoning it. Cant wait for my first cook.
Best basket I ever bought!!!!
I received my kit in the mail and was extremely happy with the fit and finish. Parts are heavy gauge steel with beautiful welds! I did have to ream out all of the holes in the flanges as noted but this as not a big deal at all. My only suggestion would be to be a bit more careful in hardware QC as I was short one bolt and heavy one nut. Again, not a major issue - just a minor frustration. One last thing I would comment on has to do with shipping. My only suggestion would be to find a cheaper way to ship. There are several things I would love to purchase right now from SmokerBuilderMFG, but due to the shipping costs being almost the same cost as the item, it's very cost prohibitive. Hopefully you guys can find a way to resolve this in the future. Thanks again! -Tim B.
This handle is definitely affordable, clean and smooth . No roughness from weld, was a bit tough trying to figure out how to get the circular clamps onto the spring kit pole but that question was answered quickly in an email .
Just finished my UDS and Thanks to Smoker Builder for parts. I ordered a plasma cut cooking grate which I had shipped to me , 3 piece heat shield ( Baffle, Blockoff Plate and Heat Shield) and the Draftmaster Charcoal Basket that I picked up. Tom Heath was there when I picked items up and was very helpful answered all my questions etc. Nice people. I also want to Thank Sarah in customer service who was a pleasure to talk to. Very nice person.
Done my first smoke last weekend pork butt turned out great. Was on the smoker 9 hours 250 degrees.
Would recommend these people to any one wanting to build a UDS Smoker for parts and answers to questions.
I love using SmokeBuilders products. And I love that it is always on time delivery.
This smoker is so far above the rest. Easy to assemble. Easy to smoke with. Had this one powder coated and hope to purchase a second one soon. My son just graduated high school and was in a high school bbq comp. Team (tallulah falls school) from Georgia. After graduation he is wanting to continue his bbq quest in competition. This was a gift for him. He loves it first comp to come in march. Thanks for the quick response and info.
Just what I was looking for. Perfect fit. My project turned out great . Will be ordering more from Smoke Builder.
My 2nd UDS build will be perfect with this Handel,, strong and beautiful all in one thanks frank
Very pleased with the dampers. Quality is very good. Easy to install and work well. I would buy from this vendor again. My kids said smoked turkey for Thanksgiving from now on!
The double pan kit Frank and the team put together is excellent. All parts were precision cut and fit as stated. Items such as insulation, seals etc had more than enough to complete the build. Instructions were good and easy to read. If you have moderate fabrication skills and need or want qa smoker of this size I highly recommend it. As for smoker performance, this thing is a beast, lights easy, stingy with charcoal burn and just plan kool
Super quick delivery. Easy installation, but as mentioned by another purchaser the pre machined bolt holes were too small for the bolts. A quick 1/4” pass-through made the holes perfect, however. Product leans towards six stars, none-the-less!
This is an awesome heat shield easy to put together and will absolutely save your drum damage to your paint a must buy
Product came well packaged and fast.
If you like to have complete control of your UDS without constantly make air intake adjustments, this is the way to go. I can rest easy and sleep at night with an overnight cook going knowing the temp will be perfect and stay where I set it.
Only way to go for me.