Just more info on the small UDS above (Squatchin' salad bowl)...I did not remove outside new bbl paint, just roughed it up and sprayed over it.
The first smoke went near perfect. Temp stay at 251 near whole time and about half the coals remained, though wood was kaput.
If you have access to a Weber top, this is not a complaint, I would buy the right length of metal strip, a 6 inch wide strip if possible, and bolt it to inside and set medium Weber top on that strip. No drips...having said that, I like the salad bowl and will have to figure a way to reduce the drips or just use on dirt...like I said not complaining, just pass on info.
BTW, like dogs, cooks always likes his own...chicken was a bit over done, dark and could have been removed hour earlier I suspect - was on for exactly 4 hours at 250 degrees...I hauled down to bar for those who were there and it was all gobbled. Ribs next, bon app...
Last edited by BobBill; 04-24-2013 at 12:11 PM..