Originally Posted by knitmar
Got a new (seasoned and one shoulder smoke) UDS and had problem holding temp down below 300*. Will this situation improved with time aand experience? And/Or would a water pan above the charcoal basket help keep temp down. All replies appreciated.
I run a water pan (rect. cake pan) in both my UDS and DIY Cabinet smoker to even out temps and keep temps lower. I don't care what people say- it works for me.
Infact (Ive only done one cook) in my patched up Bandera offset and started no water pan but had 70* difference in top shelf to bottom shelf -once I put water pan in it leveled out with in 10* top to bottom.
you will always have to experiment how much lit to dump on and how many wood chunks.- wood burns hotter so more chunks = more heat.