Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2nd UDS almost complete.

My second Ugly Drum Smoker is almost complete ,it still has no lid or thermo's. I did the season burn on it Sunday night and got it up to about 700 degrees. I didn't think it would get that hot but boy was I wrong. I am beginning to see multiple uses for these smokers. I should have the remaining parts for the smoker at the end of the week. I will have two functional smokers and will begin hardcore practice for the upcoming BBQ season. I would like to shoot for the contest in May in Hazlehurst. We did our first allnight smoker on the first UDS last night,we did a picnic shoulder. Started the smoker at around midnight and I am posting at 4:00pm and the smoker is still at about 200 degrees some 16 hours later on 8lbs of charcoal. I never thought that I would even contemplate cooking comps with 55gal homemade smokers but why not. Our season starts next month and I really am glad this winter layoff is for the birds. We will judge the first two contest before I look into cooking.

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