help needed

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by dabirdz, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. ok, i may need some help with this..

    uds smoker

    3 - 3/4 in inlets, 2 with valves, one without

    round top with vent

    16" round basket made from extruded metal

    i cannot get this hotter than 275 using natural lump charcoal. i am using a water bath to keep the heat even. should i cook next time without water? what do you use to keep the heat even?
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Get rid of the water...drums don't need me. It's a very moist environment anyway.

    Water pans are doing 2 things..

    1) eating fuel unnecessarily
    2) water boils at 212..your pit is trying to balance to that.

    You should be able to cook at 350 easily
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I rarely use it but you can just take a large pizza pan and drill holes through it to act as an diffuser...fats will still be able to hit the coals for flavor
  4. ok, thanks. next smoke will be without one.
  5. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    FwIsmoker knows his UDS' dabirdz... trust in him.... :yahoo:
    I like the 'cart' with shelving ... convenient!
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    It's nice to drill bigger holes in them to allow more grease to hit the fire but still diffuse.

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