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Old 04-07-2011, 12:01 AM   #7729
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Originally Posted by kcarz View Post
I'm building my first UDS and made my charcoal basket. It stands 15 inches high. I am using an old weber lid and 2 cooking grates. With the 15 inch basket that only leaves about 8 1/2 inches to my first grate. I know I don't need to fill the basket full of charcoal but is that too tall of a basket? It is not a problem to cut it down if needed.
KCARS, you don't need to go through the trouble of cutting down your basket unless you want to. You're right: Just don't fill it to the top, maybe only half way, and you'll be fine using both grills. If you need to do something huge that's going to take 12-20 hours, fill the basket and only use the top grate.

Lots of options with a large basket.

The smoker I leave at work has a basket about that tall and it gets used to feed ribs to my shop staff about once a month.


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