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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by firecapt54, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. I'm a new member. I live in Western New York. I don't have a smoaker yet, but my son and I are in the process of building an "ugly drum".
    Here for advice and tips from all you pros.
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Firecapt54.  Glad you are here and having fun building the UDS.  We're looking forward to the finished product.

    Have fun!
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome aboard!

    Looking forward to seeing that UDS in action!

  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Capt. It's really good to have you here. Thank you for your service to your community.
  5. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  6. I finally have the uds completely finished. I did a "test" burn with some oak planks that were sitting around. The temp got up to 350 at the start of the test dropped to 200, and pretty much stayed there for about an hour. All of my air inlets were open the whole time. Should it be like that? When I use charcoal will the temp be higher? And lastly, what should my inaugural smoke be?
  7. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Firecapt54, congrats on finishing the UDS.  You'll most likely get more responses to your temp questions over in the UDS Builds section of the Forum. 

    Were you using any water when you did the test or just a dry burn?  Water will keep the temp down.  If doing a dry burn and getting low temps, play with it a few more times before you decide if you need to add more air flow to the fire by adding top and bottom holes. 
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