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Unread 10-19-2013, 04:11 AM   #11532
StJohn
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Join Date: 10-17-13
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Default UDS convert

Hello everyone,

I recently decided to try some competitions here in Europe and researched what grill would be best for my requirements...
1. affordable....$500>
2. portable .....dont have a trailer and dont wanna get one
3. proven efficient....something that competitors have been using and winning on

That led me to the WSM.....Problem is that I cant get it shipped here without a hell of a hassle. That made me search for alternatives. First I was gonna have a buddy weld a tube and other parts. Then I saw a post on youtube about a UDS. Everyone was praising them and the UDS met my requirements.

Picked up a 15gal and a 55gal. They were cleaned out and ready. I started with the little one. Made my holes, burned it out, cleaned the outside and inside, put on some hardware and gave it an inaugural cook. Had to...needed some chicken for a potluck, so what the hell.

Little smoker was a beast! Heres my cook log:
17 Oct- chicken thighs, BBQ rub from book..cupcake chicken
PIT- MUDS maiden smoke…..20 unlit Roal Oak…..10 lit….(note) place lit charcoal in individually…pouring don't work good
--1734 coals input…..temp quickly hit 250….all holes wide open 100/100/100
--1745 temp 299…within range 275-300
--1757 temp 300 wood smoking
--1800 temp 320…chicken on…closed back…0/50/50
--1810 temp 320…0/0/0
--1820 temp 285…looks like its settling in….
--1830 temp 275…perfect
--1840 temp 265…0/0/50
--1850 temp285…0/0/20
--1900 temp 300…don't take much air…0/0/20
--1910 temp 300….0/0/20
--1930 temp 320…0/0/0 again
--1940 temp 300….flipped chicken….not completely on bottom…hope it dries out skin this last 30 min…0/0/100
--1952 temp 340….0/0/10
--2000 temp 335….0/0/10…removed chicken from cupcake pan…sauced and put back for 45 min
--2045 temp 310 and holding…0/0/10 pulled chicken off…look good..a bit dry
--2125 temp 310 and holding…0/0/10
--2203 temp 290….0/0/10
--2253 last check before i turn in….. temp 225…..closed everything
5 hours maintained 225-340 degrees

Can' wait to finish the pair.

StJ.
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