UDS and heat

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by funk, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. funk

    funk Smoke Blower

    I have been reading alot about the UDS. How long can it maintain 225 with a single bag of Kingsford? Lets say that there is no wind and about 65 degrees. Thanks.
  2. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I seasoned mine a couple weeks ago with 10lbs+- of Kingsford and 5 chunks of hickory keeping temps around 250 for 14 hours.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Depending how big your fire basket is you should be able to go from 12-20 hours. I have a nice big basket so I can go for quite a while. I have not used charcoal yet I have only used lump wood. Once my lump wood runs out I am going to try a bag of charcoal and see how I like it and if it varies the run time at all.
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use Royal Oak, bout a 1/3rd bag at a time an get 6 hours easy outa it.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    What Tip said. I use a 1/3 of a bag of kingsford blue and get at least 6 hours or more.
  6. hog warden

    hog warden Smoking Fanatic

    Lump from hardwood and it runs 12 to 15 hours. Towards the end when it starts dying out, I have to give it a little more air to keep it going.
  7. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My basket is 13.5" in diameter x 8" tall. I have run my UDS for 18 hours on 2/3 of a bag of Kingsford Comp Briquettes.

    I imagine you would get 12 to 16 hours out of it pretty easily depending on the size of your basket.

  8. funk

    funk Smoke Blower

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I am going to build me one, once the cold weather ends.
  9. smily

    smily Newbie

    LOLOLOL screw that bring it in the house if no garage dont be held back from the fun !!!!!!!!

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