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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #11353
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Join Date: 07-06-13
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Originally Posted by SmokinJohn View Post
Each cook will teach you more about your UDS.
That's definitely the truth. I'm 2 cooks in and each was very different. First cook, it wanted to run 275-300 deg. Had a 6 lb Boston Butt and enough charcoal for 8-9 hours. Second cook was more like 225-250 deg. Second cook had two racks of meat (ribs) and a smaller charcoal load since I was only planning to cook for 6 hours. First cook was a windier.

I've also found that cooking in direct sunlight adds about 10 deg versus cooking in the shade with the same settings.

I suspect my lid is a bit leaky. I can have my air intake completely closed off, and it'll still hold 225-250 deg quite well.

So, I'm still pretty early into the learning curve.
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