Our very good friends Linda and Eddie came over the other night. They were so excited to check out my new website. At one point, while clicking through the site , Linda yelled out
" What the F#%K is a UDS?" Which inspired me to write this..
UDS is an acronym for ugly drum smoker.The name comes from the ingenuity of turning a used oil drum into an amazing efficient BBQ smoker. Oddly enough the lid from a 22" Weber kettle grill fit perfectly on a 55 gallon drum. All the racks and accessories fit perfectly as well.
And to that I say "Thank You Weber!"
The UDS can also be used as an open pit with the coals being far below the cooking surface. You can get that grilled texture with a smoky flavor and more tender meat. Perfect for BBQ
tri-tip and whole chicken or turkey. The kettle rotisserie kit fits perfectly as well. With the coals being so much lower than the rotisserie it works for perfect for crispy BBQ rotisserie chicken.
I use my UDS quite often and am constantly coming up with new uses for it.
It is slowly becoming my favorite smoker, and trust me, I have quite a few.