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Unread 01-14-2012, 12:16 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by flex View Post
I've found that filling my charcoal basket half full or so and starting a full chimney of charcoals, and then putting them in the charcoal basket after the charcoals are fully lit. Then I keep the lid off the UDS until the charcoal basket are also fully burning to get the heat up. Then I put the lid on to bring the heat down so I put the chicken on and cook it. It works for me.
This works for me too, although I don't let the entire basket light up. I can achieve high temps quickly and maintain it there. It's a lot faster than lighting just a dozen or so coals to start.
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