Originally Posted by Capozzoli
Im still haveing trouble getting my MUDS to 300. I built a bigger basket 8" sq 8" deep out of all expanded metal. Its a fifteen or twenty gallon drum and it is every port is wide open and it is only at about 210. I cant figure it out.
Im using lump and I started thinking that maybe it has had something to do with it. But after reading the last several posts that cant be it.
I built and used severl 55 gallon UDS and never had a problem.
Im kinda stumped.
I'm stumped with getting my 55 gal drum above 210. First burn was with a 2" exhaust stack and all 4 vents open. Second burn I drilled 4 more 1" holes in the lid and it didn't do much better. I'm thinking of making my charcoal basket a smaller diameter cause I think I used a 20" grate for it.
Sure would appreciate some advise from anyone who has had this problem. There's another drum waiting in the wings but I'm not touching it until I get the first one working right.