Originally Posted by aawa
Do you not put a tray on a second grate underneath the cooking grate so that it can catch dripping? This way the fat rendering doesn't drip directly onto the coal or onto the diffuser above the coals.
No, I might in the future...
I have heard one of the great features of the UDS is when the grease falls into the fire and "flavorizes" the meat. It has worked great until I put 4 racks of ribs around the outside of the barrel and the drippings fell outside of the fire and the grease caught fire then. I smothered it then, but I should have let it burn at that time.