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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.
I received my order after much anticipation. I got right to building my UDS I am very happy with it .
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