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Unread 09-25-2008, 07:40 PM   #1606
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My UDS can probably use, (and will get) some adjustments, but bottom line, I've had it to 525-550F and when I close everything up, the fire goes out, so I know for sure that I can find a way to get any temp I want to cook with. Texas Brisket on Post Oak this week-end!
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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:17 AM   #1607
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Thanks for the clear directions and terrific pictures, Jerry. This is an excellent contribution to this discussion.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:40 AM   #1608
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My UDS can probably use, (and will get) some adjustments, but bottom line, I've had it to 525-550F and when I close everything up, the fire goes out, so I know for sure that I can find a way to get any temp I want to cook with. Texas Brisket on Post Oak this week-end!
You gonna do an all-wood smoke on your UDS? That's all I've ever used.
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I usually use charcoal lump with 2 or 3 rather small oak sticks. This will be my second smoke on the UDS, so still learning how to cook on it.

Thanks for the nice comments everyone, hoping the blog is useful. There's other ways to build them that are just as good of course.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 11:05 AM   #1610
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It is a great how-to.
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Has anyone ever tried starting the fire from the bottom of the fire basket so it burns up vs. top down?
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I suppose that this qualifies as starting the fire from bottom up.
I like using the electric loop starter since I have an outlet nearby.
Just pull it out by the cord when the fire gets going.

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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:55 PM   #1613
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Has anyone ever tried starting the fire from the bottom of the fire basket so it burns up vs. top down?
Sure...It's commonly known as the "standard" method...

http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/fireup1.html#standard

as opposed to the "Minion" method...

http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/fireup2.html#minion
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Has anyone ever tried starting the fire from the bottom of the fire basket so it burns up vs. top down?
I'm currious, does it matter? burn longer,
better?
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anyone having temp issues? It seems lately the temps drop off after 6 hours. I'm running my exhaust at half open, and both of the crank intakes fully open. I check on it and there's a whole slew of charcoal but not fire.

Intakes are clean but I can't keep any kind of solid temp in it.
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Open the exhaust fully.
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I was just curious if any one does it that way.
In my 2 years of cooking on my UDS's I have never started the fire from the bottom of the basket, I just dump a chimney of coals on top of the full basket.
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I was just curious if any one does it that way.
In my 2 years of cooking on my UDS's I have never started the fire from the bottom of the basket, I just dump a chimney of coals on top of the full basket.
me too, I do the "mini" minion way with a coffee can.
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You may be having a problem with ash build up.
Give it a good rap when temps start to go down.
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First post! I've got three drums with the tan liner in them. I burned two of them for 5 hours filled 1/3 of the way elm. They burned HOT for a solid 5 hours. Paint on the outside turned to pink powder, inside I have patches of bare metal with patches of what looks like remaining carbonized tan liner.

So my question is, should I take it ALL off on the inside, right down to bare metal? I can't seem to get the black patches off, wire wheel isn't doing much.
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