Originally Posted by scottjess
What do you mean by chasing temps? I was adjusting the ball valve a fair bit as this was the first time cooking with the adjustable valve, my last UDS I just had 3 magnets.
Chasing temps is really over compensation and not knowing your smoker.
For example, you fill it up with briquettes add too many lit coals and open all 3 valves to get it started, the temp soars so you panic and shut all the valves, the temp slowly drops, but then it gets too low so you panic again and open all 3 valves up, the temp soars again so you shut them down, and the cycle keeps repeating itself.
Once you get to know your uds, how many lit coals to put in, and how much to open the valves it is pretty much set it and forget it for at least 10-12 hours.