Originally Posted by pman777
Carbon, another question because I'm trying to figure out what's different in your UDS from mine. Do your intakes open at the low level or do you have any connected to extention pipes bending upwards a bit?
What kind of diffuser are you using?
Originally Posted by colonel00
I can easily run at 350*+ with only two intakes open and a single vent. It is just a matter of how many coals are lit. I have never had to open my third vent.
I'm still a UDS newbie and I think my mistake is not having enough fully lit coals to begin with when doing high temp cooks. On my next high temp cook I'll dump a full chimney of lit coals over the half filled basket.
I have absolutely no problems maintaining steady low temps for hours using the Minion method.
I have four 3/4" intakes at the bottom, no risers. I'm also using an 18" flat pizza screen with 1/2" holes everywhere as a diffuser.