Originally Posted by HumboldtSmokeBBQ
I cant thank you enough, or the guy who steered me to this thread.
Now, a quick question...My UDS is kicking butt! I love it. I dont have a charcoal pan below my coal box...so the coals just fall to the bottom. Is the only purpose of the pan to ease clean up after a cook?
I opened my lid during my first cook and some ash did fly up from draft i guess. would the pan under teh box stop this?
Thanks again to all who have helped me with the UDS design, this thing has changed my life.
I think that's the whole idea of an ashpan.
I've done it only twice cause the briquettes that I use leave almost no ash,I take the basket out of the drum then the ashpan and dump the ash from the pan into the trashcan,put everything back in and she's ready to smoke.
I also used a flat metal thingy to scrape the ashes that's blended with the fat and stuff out of the ashpan.