I may have found my issues by putting multiple posts about similar issues together. Think I need more exhaust or less intake.
I start the UDS with one nipple open and the ball valve completely open. I adjust the ball valve to set @ 250*. The Weber lid vents are the only Exhaust I have.
I thought about my cook last night and I had the nipple and ball valve wide open when I threw the onions and taters on, the meat was already on for a bit, but I think the taste difference was that the meat takes on the flavors much slower than the veggies(?). I remember closing off the open nipple and adjusting with only the ball valve a couple of hours in. My assumption is that this could have leveled the smoke intake to exhhaust correctly for the meat not to take on thoose off flavors.
Anyway, I think I have some more tuning to do with this UDS, the first thing is going to be 2 1" holes opposite the current vent in the Weber Lid. I'll get a couple of Magnets to adjust them as needed.
Thanks to all for the input...
3 - Brinkman Offset Smokers; 2 UDS' 1 w/Weber Lid and 1 with an Odd Lots Special Lid; 2 - Turkey Fryers; 2 - Gassers (Large and mini me); Maverick ET73
1- Cheap Charcoal grill (gone to the graveyard)