I did it. I have managed to finish building, seasoning, and now cooking meat in the Ugly Drum Smoker that I started building earlier this summer.
Yes I did. I cooked a set of side ribs and a pile of sausages.
The ribs and sausages turned out “okay”. Not great. My results may be more related to my choice of meat, however, considering it was my first time cooking over hardwood charcoal in an Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) I was pretty pleased.
To hear more about my UDS experience, you can watch my little YouTube video. Be sure to watch to the end to see my bloopers and little boo-boos.