Originally Posted by Skidder
smokeyw can you explain your build maybe then someone can help answer your question.
Sorry if I was not clear.
My UDS is pretty standard. It has three 3/4" intakes evenly spaced around the base. Two of them have caps and the other has a ball valve. I have a kingsford dome lid on it that fits very well. I always keep the exhaust on the dome lid wide open while cooking. My charcoal basket is 14" in diameter and 9" tall standing 3 1/2" from the bottom of the drum. I use a 50/50 mix of Royal Oak lump and Kingsford blue.