Originally Posted by inraged2002
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?
I just fill my basket which is 13x13x13( scraps leftover from a job). When i am thru cooking,i just shut it down and whatever charcoal is left is used on the next cook.