Originally Posted by jonboi6
Finally completed my first UDS with a lot of the credit going to this thread. Spent more than I thought because I wasn't willing to wait and bought most of the items new. Barrel cost me 30 had to spend 60 to get it sandblasted (red liner) 30 for new grates 50 for misc hardware and 20 for wheels to attach to the extra lid I got for free. Makes a great dolly! My first burn was pretty hot I think because I started with too much charcoal. Using the minion method how many coals should I start with? I used about 2/3 of a chimney full and had trouble keeping the temp under 250.
Did you try covering 2 of the 3 holes on the bottom? I start with all 3 open till I get to temp then plug 2 and usually holds at about 235-250
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