View Full Version : What size coffee can?

12-08-2015, 10:20 AM
In a UDS charcoal basket? Do you guys use the small ones or the large ones.
I usually just put the lit coals on top,but was reading this thread the other day and was going to try using a coffee can next time?


Dr. Trout Bum
12-08-2015, 04:03 PM
The recommender said "big soup can or coffee can" so that sounds like the smaller sized coffee can to me.

12-08-2015, 04:42 PM
#10 size, like from a food service provider.

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12-08-2015, 06:19 PM
I use a big juice can, like V-8 or tomato juice.

12-08-2015, 06:34 PM
Large soup can is fine

12-08-2015, 07:09 PM
Thanks Guys!!

12-08-2015, 07:10 PM
Once upon a time, coffee came in 3 pound cans.

12-08-2015, 08:48 PM
I wouldn't get stressed about it. I've always put my lit coals on top and have had no issues. Drum holds temps and emits TBS consistently. Have fun.

DouG M
12-08-2015, 09:38 PM
I use a big juice can, like V-8 or tomato juice.
I have tried this size of can 1 - 2 times with mixed results will have to give it a go another time or 6. Has any one tried to put the can closer to the inlet that will be open more than the rest.

12-09-2015, 06:01 AM
Size of can and placement of same will not matter if you are not wearing your lucky tee shirt.:wink: At the core -it's "hot coals touching not hot coals" - where did something so simple get lost? Strew them on top, put them in a scooped out depression, use the coffee can or bean can - it should not matter a whit - they've ALL been done. Important thing is just being consistent in setting your fire- then if if you do have problem you can cross that off the list and find the real reason. Good luck.