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Unread 01-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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I know we've been here before, but I'm having trouble keeping my UDS to temp. Its 7 degrees here. I'm thinking my problem is something other than the temperature, but either way, the pork but is getting wrapped and finished in the oven.

other possible problems
- thermo is shot. I've abused this thing, its not the best quality to begin with.
- moisture in charcoal. Half the basket was left over from the last cook. I sealed the cooker up afterward, but it sat in the rain for a couple hours while it cooled off.

Whatever the problem is, its putting a kink in my New Years Day plans.
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I know we've been here before, but I'm having trouble keeping my UDS to temp. Its 7 degrees here. I'm thinking my problem is something other than the temperature, but either way, the pork but is getting wrapped and finished in the oven.

other possible problems
- thermo is shot. I've abused this thing, its not the best quality to begin with.
- moisture in charcoal. Half the basket was left over from the last cook. I sealed the cooker up afterward, but it sat in the rain for a couple hours while it cooled off.

Whatever the problem is, its putting a kink in my New Years Day plans.
I would guess the first two - bad thermo or moisture in charcoal. My charcoal basket is an 18" grate with a 6" expanded metal sides and I always fill it all the way up and just relight the unlit for the next cook and have never had any problems with it.
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Yup sounds like you answered your own question. I always bag my leftover coals if I decide to even reuse them.
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Yup sounds like you answered your own question. I always bag my leftover coals if I decide to even reuse them.
You know they can catch again up to a week
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I had the same prob a week ago. The thermometer was showing a lot lower than grate temp due to cold outside temps.
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Its not the cold weather for sure.
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My drum is chugging at 225* right now with ambient air temps of 18* and wind chill of 3*

I've got about a full chimney of left over unlit coals topped with a Sweet Cherry partially burned log and two splits of Hickory topped with 1/2 chimney of unllit K and a 1/2 chimney of lit K. The drum is partially out of the wind.
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I have some ribs on now and it is 28 degrees here.

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Its not the cold weather for sure.

Hmmm....from my little experience that I have the cold weather does matter,I have to put twice as much in the chimney to get my temps up right in the winter.
For a low and slow cook I have to put more coals in the basket also.
Since I was aware of it was no problem getting the UDS up to temp.
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Must be the cook! :)
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Hmmm....from my little experience that I have the cold weather does matter,I have to put twice as much in the chimney to get my temps up right in the winter.
For a low and slow cook I have to put more coals in the basket also.
Since I was aware of it was no problem getting the UDS up to temp.
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Big brother I bag them (plastic bag) and then store them back in the UDS which is outside. No problems so far.
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Must be the cook! :)

I said:"...from my little experience..."
Make it "...from my very little experience" then....sheesh!
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Might be the thermo then, I close the inlet when done smoking and let the lump choke off. Next time I add a lit chimney and off I go. I have been at it 7 hours today. When I started it was below zero now it is +2°F outside. The only time I have trouble is if there are high winds.
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