Stick burner UDS?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by betaboy, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Did a little searching and didn't find much information. I'm running a UDS stick burner that is pretty, well lets just say it's not fancy. Makes great food though! I burn ash in it since it's (laying down) everywhere on my property. I'm just wondering what others do to control temp, or if ash is just a bad choice of wood since it burns so hot and fast. My system seems to work rather well but it is very far from relaxing. When I cook beef ribs I'm running around like a maniac checking temps, tweaking drafts, adding sticks, knocking down stuck sticks, in rare cases sometimes pulling the meat for a minute because of some flare up. When I first started with this rig it seemed any time I would get a good temp and good thin smoke I'd come back when the temps started falling and half of the wood was out and unburned.

    When I fire it up, I always have a bunch of sticks on top to heat up, but I must say no matter what I do the temps can fluctuate like crazy! My ash is aged about 8 months right now. My winter wood stove pile doubles as my smoker wood so the sticks are about 15" long, but when smoking I split them to be anywhere from a silver dollar to 4 fingers wide depending on what kind of heat I "think" I need.

    Anyway, I know a UDS probably isn't the best option for a stick burner but it's all I have right now. Just poking around for any info. Thanks in advance!

  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Just from Saturday I had two butts up top and 4 pork loins on the rotisserie same time....Had another 007 right next to it doing a ton of chicken breasts.

  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    The breasts on another one.

  5. betaboy

    betaboy Meat Mopper

    Sorry for the late reply, stinkin' low back problems.

    Nice looking cooker and food product you have there FWI! It's been a super, super rainy and humid summer this year so I'm thinking maybe my wood isn't as dry as it should be for being aged 7-8 months. Hence the flare ups and/or making homemade lump charcoal. My wood is covered in an open ended shed, but I don't know what else to think. Looks like I'll be reading the 007 thread for awhile! Lots of pages! :D
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No only 2 pages but I should update it more...and Cfarmer

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