Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by smokinkevin, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. smokinkevin

    smokinkevin Newbie

    I have smoked four times in my uds since I have built it so far I am happy with the results I'm having. The only thing is when I'm smoking I have to have my ball valve completely closed to keep my temp under 250.
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Air leak around the intake valves would be my guess
  3. smokinkevin

    smokinkevin Newbie

    That's what I was thinking I used a floor flange to attach the intake pipe and think that is where the leak is.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tell us more about your fire buildOMG process. My valves, lid leak like crazy and I have no problems keeping the heat down.
  5. smokinkevin

    smokinkevin Newbie

    I fill the fire box with charcoal light four to six briquettes let it come to temp then add wood chips just before adding the meat.
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You should try using chunks and the minion method. Chips flare up, burn up and are gone in minutes. This is why the temp is so high I would guess. Also could be you need to seal around the lid and intakes with high temp RTV. I have been out of chunks before and had to wrap my chips up in foil with some holes poked in it for a little air. They don't burn up like crazy and last much longer.
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    My UDS was running hot with the valve barely open until I sealed everything up.

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