ブタ
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 05-09-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
BruceKWHP
Full Fledged Farker

 
Join Date: 01-15-10
Location: Oak Park, CA. Ventura County 91377
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Fat as Fuel? or that amazing UDS !

This evening I was prepping the char griller to q a few steaks in the side box. While the 1/3 chimney was heating up I decided to empty the ash from Robot (my UDS). I was shocked when I opened her up.

the chunk of red oak was mostly intact.

the ONE chimney of hardwood charcoal was MOSTLY intact !!

I could not believe I cooked for 4 hours and used almost NO FUEL!!

My theory is the dripping fat from the 11 lbs of beef ribs I cooked last night falling onto the coals acted as fuel. I know fat was dripping because there is plenty hardened on the bottom of the drum outside the pizza pan's reach to verify this.

Fat as fuel! I am thinking of a angled "funnel lip mod" below the grate to route the drippings to the charcoal basket. What do you all think?
__________________
Bruce B.

Building "Robot", my UDS:
[URL]http://www.bbqbrethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83312[/URL]
UDS "Robot" (the easy smoke oven), CL CharGriller w/sfb, Stok Quattro
BruceKWHP is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-09-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
Cliff H.
is One Chatty Farker
 
Cliff H.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-03-07
Location: Jonesboro Arkansas
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

No my friend...... You have been introduced properly to the wonderful world of uds smoking.

They are ugly but they are special.
__________________
Cliff
Cliff H. is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-09-2010, 11:42 PM   #3
Amber
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 05-01-10
Location: Macon,Ga
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

We have 6 UDS and they all cook like that what an amazing smoker
Amber is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-10-2010, 05:41 AM   #4
Captain Dave
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Captain Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-29-09
Location: Luling, Texas 78648
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Interesting theory. My theory is that the renderings extinguished the top layer and still burned from beneath. But still, the uds doesn't use much fuel on a four hour cook. Funnelling all the drippings may extinguish more than you want it too. Just my opinion. It sure would be nice to ween it off charcoal all together.
__________________
Thanks for noticing
Captain Dave is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-10-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
expatpig
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 02-20-10
Location: Cochrane, On.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I swear that after cooking on my UDS yesterday there was more charcoal than when I started. go figure.
__________________
"When I was in Canada, I had a lot of time to think."- Doug Sahm
[B][COLOR=red]UDS x 5[/COLOR][/B]
[COLOR=red][B]Weber Performer[/B][/COLOR]
[B][COLOR=red]Napoleon Apollo[/COLOR][/B]
[COLOR=#ff0000][B]GOSM[/B][/COLOR]

[COLOR=blue][B][I]CSBBQA, KCBS, NOBS(Northern Ontario Barbecue Society)Professional Barbecue Team. USAJFKCENMA.[/I][/B][/COLOR]
expatpig is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-10-2010, 06:50 PM   #6
devious
is one Smokin' Farker
 
devious's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-08-09
Location: Bellevue Nebraska
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

the UDS must be from outer space... just saying
__________________
Big Red Kenmore gasser, Black Shirt UDS,Large BGE
devious is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #7
bmanMA
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 03-02-10
Location: Lunenburg, MA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I think you guys are on to something here... i just drove 180 miles and had more gas in my tank than I started with. I think we should call in the FBI.
bmanMA is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 05-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #8
grossepellets
Full Fledged Farker

 
grossepellets's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-26-09
Location: Chicago
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I recently Asked Kevin Gillespie of Top Chef about Q and he said that the fat drippings falling onto the coals is what he uses to generate the flavor in the cooking of his hole hogs - However if you siphen the fat drippings off you could probably power a lantern or your UDS - there's a company in Florida that takes all the human body parts left over from surgery and uses it for fuel. Im not saying Im just saying I know too much about alternative fuels. One humpback whale produces 30,000 gals of oil hi jack this thread? Im staying on topic he said Fat drippings
__________________
Weber Kettle 22.5, Smokin Joe, Treager jr, 18.5 Big Green Egg "Think outside the egg" , and a brand new 1965 Kenmore Barbecue Grill no.2626 "Barbecuing is fun with a Barbecue Grill"
on the World Wide Spider Web at Mojobricks
grossepellets is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
uds fuel

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Fuel for a UDS Big Jim BBQ Q-talk 26 09-01-2010 07:26 PM
UDS Fuel????? kenny Q-talk 28 06-27-2009 09:51 AM
UDS Fuel Teleking Q-talk 11 03-30-2009 05:19 PM
UDS Fuel? Crüe-B-Cüe Q-talk 36 03-26-2008 06:27 PM
What kinda fuel do you use in your UDS? MostLarge Q-talk 13 03-02-2007 10:21 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts