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Unread 12-21-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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At the end of a cook on a UDS, do you folks close/block the top vents also or just the bottom? I went with the eight 1/2" holes but I could get some fridge magnets to cover them up at the end of a cook if need be.

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At the end of a cook on a UDS, do you folks close/block the top vents also or just the bottom? I went with the eight 1/2" holes but I could get some fridge magnets to cover them up at the end of a cook if need be.

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Wad foil and plug.
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I went with the eight 1/2" holes but I could get some fridge magnets to cover them up at the end of a cook if need be.

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I close both Intake and Exhaust but just have a 2" bung on top. I would close your 8 holes, it will help put out the fire and keep bugs out.
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i normally close both ends.
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I just have plugs (no valves) so I put them all in, and the lump goes out. Later I shake the basket and save the good pieces for the next cook.
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I like to plug both ends, I think the fire goes out faster that way.
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I plug the top vents and close the two bottom ball valves. Snuffs the fire out quick...
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I use the Weber lid. I close all vents & have charcoal left over for next time.
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Close the weber vents and plug the bottom holes with foil.
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Close the top & bottom, the weber lid makes it easy!
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....., it will help put out the fire and keep bugs out.
Why would you do that - we need more "bees in the grill" pictures!
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