Grill Height

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by gacp, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Hi, 

     

    At what height do you  place a grill from the bottom of a 55 Gallon Drum with a flat lid for a good smoking? I will smoke chicken, turkey, and most of the time pork.

     

    Thks, 
     
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Imo a good height is about 8.5" You'll be able to fit most things in. I wouldn't go deeper than 9. You'll want at least 20" from your grate and the bottom of your basket.
     
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  3. I was wondering at what height do you place a diffuser plate from the bottom of the UDS or the Charcoal Basket?
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2013
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just put a rack about 6 inches above your charcoal basket for a diffuser, that way you can use it to hold a drip pan also.

    Personally I rarely use either but it's there if you need it.
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I made an adjustable rack system in my drum so I can raise or lower the cooking grate or the charcoal basket.
     
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Is it up and running yet?
     
  7. Do you have a picture of the adjustable rack system?
     
  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    He has a thread on here of his build and it has pics..I don't think it's up and running yet though.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  10. I put a set of bolts through at 3" from the top and another set 9" from the top so that I can run 2 cooking racks at one time or I can use the bottom set of bolts (9") for large items like turkeys.  Hope this helps.[​IMG]

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  11. ferd66

    ferd66 Fire Starter

    Mine are set at 3" and 6 " from the top.  I may put in one more set at 9"....or on my next one.  
     

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