Originally Posted by CarlBQ
This is what I found as well with my Big Poppa UDS.
My first cook, I lit about 12 coals, and the temps came up a little bit too fast. Next time, I just used 5, and it worked out well for a target of 250.
Perhaps the Big Poppa basket is smaller than some of the typical home made ones, so the charcoal distribution might be promoting the higher temps.
What is the basket size on the "Big Poppa"?