Originally Posted by pirate94
I am two hours in to my maiden smoke on just finished UDS. Temp is holding strong bettween 225-250. However the smoke has stopped a few times. I have added chips several tmes in two hours. I am using a propane burner as a heat source, with a cast iron skillet on top to put my chips in. Where did I go Wrong?
It sounds like you didn't get your coals started well and they burned out.
I hear about using weed burners to start the coals, but I've only ever used a chimney, and it works perfect every single time. Once started well, you should never have to add anything to the fire.
I'm not sure I follow you on the cast iron skillet for chips. Generally, you just put your smoke wood in with the coals, and make sure some are on the top so they get going initially. Dry, not soaked in anything.