Originally Posted by Johnny_Crunch
I fill my basket to the top every time regardless of how long I am cooking. It snuffs out so well when closed that I can reuse coals with no worries.
Same thing I do. Fill it every time, then use minion method. A UDS will hold temp, and is so fuel efficient. I built an offset out of a 55 gallon drum about 3 years ago. Man I had to babysit that thing all day. But an upright setup, it's like Ron Popeil said, set it and forget it!!