Can't speak for the UDS, but I've cooked on WSMs in temps as low as -20, Just gotta block the wind.
My guess? Since they operate on the same principle, it's a draw.
01-24-2013 07:22 AM
I have cooked in my UDS below zero as well. Keep it out of the wind, and prepare to use a little more fuel with intakes more open than usual. Search the forum, I have seen posts from a guy in Alaska cooking on his UDS on temps as cold or colder than Harbor.
I agree it's a draw. Metal thickness is close to the same with a very similar setup inside.
01-24-2013 07:38 AM
PWA has used his un-insulated UDS's in -43 degrees to cook up some pork butts. He has a thread somewhere on the forums about it.
01-24-2013 07:42 AM
Originally Posted by Trumpstylz
Which wins out in cold weather? Is it a draw?
What are the rules of the contest ? Like fuel consumption between the 2?
01-24-2013 11:07 AM
I've used them both well below freezing. Wind block helps. Thermal blanket (reflectex or welding blanket) will make it as though it's a normal summer day.
01-24-2013 12:57 PM
It was well below zero whereI live on the weekend and my UDS worked fine. I had planned to get some reflectix, but put it off 'til payday. Even without the blanket, I had no issues - I just try to keep it out of the wind.
01-24-2013 03:08 PM
Yeah, I am curious about this too. I mean, here in Los Angeles, we have been getting a few days that dip into the high 50s!!!
01-24-2013 03:31 PM
Originally Posted by Enkidu
... I mean, here in Los Angeles, we have been getting a few days that dip into the high 50s!!!
(I ran outside yesterday - it was 19º :rolleyes: But it was only a 3 mile run.)
01-24-2013 03:39 PM
Cooked some ribs and chicken on the 22.5" WSM yesterday. It was about 42* ( I know, not that cold) but the wind was blowing pretty hard. Hooked up the BBQ Guru DiqiQ I just got in the mail and it stayed at 250 for 5 hours with no problem. I don't have a UDS but I may build one just for the heck of it. Might be a fun project.