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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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First off this is my first post. And I'm jumping in with both feet.
I have read that with uds the cooking surface needs to be 24" from the bottom of the fire pan, inorder to cook low and slow. but a big green egg the meat is only inchs from the top of the fire. so whats the difference? or is it just personal preference?
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Unread 04-13-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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First off, no two UDS' s cook the same.

A lot of it depends on how big you make your basket and then it depends on if you fill it or not.

I put my grate 8" down from the top. That put it about 14" above my basket. My basket will hold about 30 pounds of lump, so I've never filled it. I did put 20 pounds it for a 18 hour brisket cook witnout any problems ( didn't use all of tbe coals eitber).

If you use a webber lid, you can put your grate closer to the top.

Dont worry too much about it. Build it....then learn how yours works. It will be fine.
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First off, no two UDS' s cook the same.

A lot of it depends on how big you make your basket and then it depends on if you fill it or not.

I put my grate 8" down from the top. That put it about 14" above my basket. My basket will hold about 30 pounds of lump, so I've never filled it. I did put 20 pounds it for a 18 hour brisket cook witnout any problems ( didn't use all of tbe coals eitber).

If you use a webber lid, you can put your grate closer to the top.

Dont worry too much about it. Build it....then learn how yours works. It will be fine.
I ran mine on 18# of RO briquettes and it ran for 12 hours at 250* the whole time and I still have extra coals. This was my first run on my new UDS. So as Just BS said just build it fire it up and go from there.
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aight. Maybe now I can learn to post pics when I started on my uds.
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Here is a link on how to post pics,

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=19770
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Yeah, the 24" thing is a guideline, not an absolute. If your grate is only 22" from the bottom of charcoal basket, it's not really gonna hurt a thing.
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