Having a UDS built, need advice

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by joepeep77, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. joepeep77

    joepeep77 Newbie

    Hey all,

    I've got a guy building a UDS for me, and I selected to have only one grill grate put in. He can add another below it, but I wasn't sure if it was necessary. Have I done this wrong? Should I change my request?
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Two would be nice if the grates aren't adjustable.
  3. joepeep77

    joepeep77 Newbie

    They wouldn't be adjustable.

    I got to thinking about it and realized that with just one I can't really put a pan in for water or drippings or anything. Would there be a danger of flare-ups and dried out meat?
  4. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would go adjustable to begin with.

    I have two grates in mine and I have cooked with food on both at one time. You can use the lower for a butt and the upper for ribs fir instance.

    There is no worry about flare ups. I once had a brisket drip all over my coals and darn near snuffed them out though..
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep no need to worry about flare ups.

    Make sure he builds you a good charcoal basket with feet and an ash catcher. Lot easier to clean up.

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