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Unread 06-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #9539
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Originally Posted by inraged2002 View Post
I am totally new to this and am getting ready to build my first UDS. I have a question regarding how much charcoal to use. I'm sure it has been asked before but there are soooo many post to look through. How do you know how much charcoal to use? I know it has to be different if you are smoking tri-tips compared to shoulders. From what I have been reading it seems like its about a pound per hour. Would this be a good estimate?
A pound an hour is a good place to start I guess. There are a lot of variables to consider though. Outdoor temp. Wind. Humidity. Volume of meat. etc.... Cheers!!!
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