Originally Posted by Heisenberger
Question: will putting my grate closer to the coals (roughly 20 inches) have any effect on the meat? will the underside be cooked and more from radiant heat?I want to add another rack for sausages, chops, wings etc, a few inches from the top (original flat lid) but I need that 5 or 6 inches for the grate to clear the bolts...
so should I try to keep it around 24'' or is 18 - 20 just fine for smoking?
I think you'll find most plans recommend a minimum of 24" between the bottom of the charcoal basket and the lowest cooking grate.
I would guess that some vary an inch or two, give or take.
1 x UDS, 2 x 22.5" Weber kettle, 1 x COS(for storage), 1 x Kingsford SJS knockoff, 1 x ailing 2 burner gasser.