Originally Posted by Bludawg
I'm tired just watching that painful process I hope you trip and hit your head in your weariness jar your brain and come back to your senses,,,, Nap time.
Actually, I think its more a timing issue. Phil let me know that... but I did it this way because I was excited about the new UDS (my first one I actually got to use) and my boys needed to see it put on before they went to bed so they could wake up and see what happened overnight.
I will next time dress the meat up at 8 to rest, probably fire the pit up at 10 and put on the meat after Two and a half men, (11:00) for a stable 230 cook, then wrap in the morning for my long rest at 170... in the pit of course. So far, my UDS cranks real well at 150 to 180 too. Must be the 1" pipes and couplings (essentially those TANDEM valves, black iron and elbows with U Bolts set me back around 95 alone. TWO inch inch hole with a refrigerator magnet would be fine too. Then there is the whole stoker thing too.
Now for a Kale shake to prep for the day.