question about the uds

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by resstealth, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. resstealth

    resstealth Smoke Blower

    Hey all, been considering building a uds to go with my wsm. My question is, how on earth do you add charcoal/wood without taking the food out?
     
  2. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    You don't. A full load of lump charcoal and a few wood chunks will rock without touching it for way over 12 hours. I didn't believe it either at first.
     
  3. resstealth

    resstealth Smoke Blower

    What if you're doing a big pork shoulder or brisket?
     
  4. caribou89

    caribou89 Smoke Blower

    The UDS I'm running has gone over 17 hours at 250. You keep the oxygen at a low enough level that it takes a REALLY long time to get all the way through your charcoal. Trust me. Build your UDS. You will love it.
     
  5. danbury

    danbury Smoking Fanatic

    My basket is 17" in diameter and 7" high.  I fill it and get well over 17 hours out of it at 225 - 245 and still have quite a bit of lump in the basket when I am done.  UDS is one of the more efficient smokers/pits out there if you built it right.
     
  6. jdne5b

    jdne5b Fire Starter

    Yep.  I thought the same.  I built mine and can run at least 4 batches of ribs (~5hrs each, 20-25hrs total) with just under a full basket of charcoal.  Very efficient.
     

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