After checking out loads of video's on youtube and reading even more on this forum, and collecting the materials during the past 2 weeks, I finally build my UDS this weekend.
Typical black, nothing fance, but all mine and all self made
However, a problem, can't get the temp higher then 120 F.
Here are the steps I took.
- Fired up a charcoal holder and waited till the coals where red hot burning.
- Poored them over the charcoal basket i made. (only half full for a test run)
- Put the basket in the UDS, all 3 air intake vents at the bottom open
- Top vent open, the smaller vents with 4 holes closed.
(charcoal was from normal quality, also tried briquettes, same issue.
But this charcoal and briquettes work fine on a normal grill)
No luck. Also after closing the 2 side air intake vents, and opening the top 4 holed vent, no change.
What am i doing wrong ? How do you gents make it work ?
Here some pics:
Basket: 25 cm / 9.8 inches deep x 33 cm / 13 inches in diameter.
And the UDS completed:
Soon a complete step by step overview with pics.
Please let me know in detail how you get your UDS up and running.