View Full Version : Some UDS smokin in the rain

11-01-2013, 07:16 PM
Pulled the new drum up under cover from the endless rain. Only my second cook on it and its just a fattie wrapped in bacon not stuffed.
Really just wanted to try my money rub I just got.
I have 3 different thermometers and they all read +- 30 difference, said screw it and ordered a igrill. Don't have it yet but hopefully I can at least trust compared to what ive got.
The one mounted on the uds reads way cold but its not really even a probe, it only sticks in 1/4".
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/XsCooltoy/018042FF-46DE-4F67-941E-881FFC5DD609-467-00000021EEE85648_zps120be767.jpg (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/XsCooltoy/media/018042FF-46DE-4F67-941E-881FFC5DD609-467-00000021EEE85648_zps120be767.jpg.html)

11-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Well that wasn't great. This was my second fattie but first on the UDS. The first one was stuffed with jalapenos and cream cheese and was perfect.This one wasn't stuffed.
tonight's was VERY salty, I think it was the rub and I was afraid that would happen. I just got my BPS money rub and in shipping all the good stuff settled leaving a ton of sea salt on top. I shuck it all I could but don't think it mixed well. Going to dump it in a bowl to mix next time.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/XsCooltoy/A227B9CB-AA14-4D82-9282-46437D44D6E0-593-000000293247E6DF_zpsd9c1fcbf.jpg (http://s1136.photobucket.com/user/XsCooltoy/media/A227B9CB-AA14-4D82-9282-46437D44D6E0-593-000000293247E6DF_zpsd9c1fcbf.jpg.html)

c farmer
11-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Bacon looks crispy. Why didnt you stuff it?

11-01-2013, 08:47 PM
Bacon looks crispy. Why didnt you stuff it?

I hear so much about a naked fattie being best BUT I still wanted my bacon.

11-01-2013, 08:49 PM
If it tastes half as good as it looks, cause it looks fantastic.

11-01-2013, 08:55 PM
If it tastes half as good as it looks, cause it looks fantastic.
Unfortunately ya I would give it half as good as it looks. Motivation to keep trying.

11-01-2013, 09:00 PM
I love the drum and the fatty looks INCREDIBLE!

c farmer
11-01-2013, 09:02 PM
Pretty sure a nekid fattie is still stuffed.

11-01-2013, 09:08 PM
Pretty sure a nekid fattie is still stuffed.

lol im still learning. All part of the process. :icon_blush::icon_blush:

c farmer
11-01-2013, 09:11 PM
LOL Thats why we are here, to learn.

11-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Very yum! I can't wait to build my own UDS now that I have a my own house.

11-01-2013, 09:53 PM
So ur Fattie was Salty but how did your UDS perform ?

11-01-2013, 10:04 PM
So ur Fattie was Salty but how did your UDS perform ?
Well like I said I don't trust my probes right now, I think its doing good but when I get probes I trust ill know better. Hopefully the igrill is trustworthy when it gets here.

11-01-2013, 10:14 PM
Hey, I'm sure that still tasted great.
I have begun using a heat diffuser (big, large diameter metal plate) about 6 inches above my fire basket to even out the heat distribution. The problem I have had in the past is that the meat cooks like it is over a flame (which it is) and the temp across the grate was very uneven. The diffuser really balances out the temp and makes it much more repeatable for making longer items like ribs and brisket. Keep at it on that UDS. A great cooker.

11-02-2013, 06:54 AM
It looks really good.

11-02-2013, 08:16 AM
You can't trust thermometers. While they tell the truth as they know it within their little 1" sphere of influence, they will mislead you when it comes to the bigger picture. The diameter of the drum is small and the fire concentrated in the middle. Some people see as much as 50* difference from the center to the edge, so just moving the thermometer 2" can make it read differently. And then, when you put cold meat in the smoker, even if you're thermometer is 2" from the meat, the meat will make that thermometer read lower. I find it is best to take a step back and look at the big picture average. -- at least that is what I preach. :wink:

Like Marty, I prefer a diffuser. I've been using a 14" Lodge cast iron pizza pan from Amazon my last couple of cooks, and think it works well.

Good luck.