pirate, my experience with 3 intake holes 1 of which has a ball-valve make it very easy to control temps. Clean-up, I don't do this everytime I cook, only when needed. Also, clean-up is not all messy in my opinion. You're right heat cooks. But, like a gas stove u put the flame on a pan u will burn everytime if u can't see whats happening on the stove. I can get hotter temps in my UDS with more coals and more air. A gas burner is limited to the burner. I have to wonder how much gas I'd go thru on a 12, 14 16 hour burn. If I did not have a full tank of gas, would it be enough with out swiching out tanks. Do I have a full tank for an over night cook? I hope a picture is forming.
Ron, 1 little Chief top loader, 1 UDS (90% built) 1 mini UDS (in plans)
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