UDS good for 24 hours +

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by damascusmaker, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Just a note to say if you are thinking of building a UDS, go ahead and do it. Got mine together a couple of months age and couldn't be happier.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/190461/first-build-and-new-operator 

    Been experimenting with it about once a week so far. This past weekend it smoked for just over 24 hours straight on one load of fuel. 1st, loaded with a Boston Butt and ran it for 16 hours, I had it set to stay on the lower end around 210 for the time I was asleep then opened it up a little to finish the butt, next went on some of Dutche's Wicked Beans, (man they're great) Then I put on some 1/4 inch slices of cured middling a friend had given me from a hog he killed last winter, kept them slow around 200 for about 6 hours. The middling slices are like salty candy. When I shut down 24.5 hours from the start there was still fuel left in the basket, during the duration I only added one chunk of hickory just before the slices due to the smoke being faint at that point.
     
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    It is amazing how long they burn for. I had some old lump that had been in the basket for a month or so that I wanted to burn out so I let it keep running after a 12 hour smoke. At the 16 hour mark it was still going and the basket was only 3/4 full to start. 
     
  3. Yeah man, I've always used lump in my grill but from recommendations here I've only been using K blue in the UDS. What has been your experience using lump in your UDS?
     
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    It seems to burn long but uneven. I will get huge temp spikes as a new piece lights. I am going to try just KBB on my next smoke to compare. 
     

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