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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
The Draftmaster kit I ordered seems to be everything it was advertised to be. The carton it was shipped in took a real beating during shipping, even tearing open a couple of the corners. Because of the shape the carton was in I did a complete inventory to make sure everything was there. Luckily everything was there as the holes in the box corners were big enough to let small parts fall out. Some corners of the heat shield were bent a bit but they straightened out ok. Everything else was in good shape and seems to be of good quality manufacturing. The build is going great and I am looking forward to the finished product. I would recommend this kit to others.
When I received the kit the first thing that I did was inspect for damage to the drum. There was no damage what so ever to the drum it was in perfect condition. I was amazed at the weight of the drum and all the parts that were inside. This kit was first class in fabrication and went together very nicely with the aid of the beautiful template that was furnished. The extra cost for the low profile cart was well worth the money as it rolls easily even with the weight of the UDS. I spent several weeks weighing all the other companies drum smoker kits and settled on SmokerBuilder and I am glad that I did. Frank and Tom were easy to talk to and answered all my questions. If anyone is looking to build a UDS you can't go wrong with their kits. Will send picture when I finish painting it. To say that I am well satisfied is an understatement. Thanks SmokerBuilder. Nick
Wow, amazing quality parts for an UDS. Excellent customer service. Frank called me and discussed different shipping options. Everything was shipped and picked within 27 hours. Can’t ask for better or faster shipping and customer service! Compared to other manufacturers in the UDS world, SmokerBuilders parts are better quality and better built!
I’ve been around grilling n smoking for over 30 years. I’ve owned just about every kind of smoker there is... Except the drum.
I’ve had ( and still have many ) Electric, Gas, Pellet, Offset stick and reverse flow to name a few.
I decided I wanted to try a drum. I started researching all the drums I could. Then I came upon the Draftmaster from Smokerbuilders MFG.
There is no other drum like it out there. It easily handles concerns about hot spots and consistent cooking results I had. The system channels all intake air to the bottom of the extra heavy duty basket. Combined with a user tuneable heat diffuser plate, That not only provides even heat distribution and flow, It increases efficiency for extra long cook cycles.
Shipping was prompt, Assembly easy. And what caught me instantly was the quality of the cuts ( CNC Plasma) and the thickness of the metal used. All nuts n bolts are stainless steel. This thing is made to last! Being new to drums I had a few questions. Frank and Tom were always eager to help with any and all questions. These guys know us and know smokers. I’ve got at least three dozen cooks over the last two months in my drum and I couldn’t be happier! Flavor is awesome, Burn rate is steady and easily controllable. Your gonna start seeing these drums at competitions everywhere!