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mull3915
04-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Hello all, I am going to be making some Andouille sausage and the recipe calls for smoking at a max of 170 degrees for 4-5 hours. I just built my UDS a couple of months ago and have her dialed in for 235 degrees but haven't tried to see how low can she go. Is it possible for a UDS smoke to be 'dialed down' to 170 degrees?

N8man
04-06-2008, 09:54 PM
Smaller fire equals lower Heat. Instead of throwing half a chimney of lit coals
on the firebasket use four or five lit and keep the air intake choked down. Should be able to keep temps down to really low and slow...

Bbq Bubba
04-06-2008, 10:11 PM
Smaller fire equals lower Heat. Instead of throwing half a chimney of lit coals
on the firebasket use four or five lit and keep the air intake choked down. Should be able to keep temps down to really low and slow...

I agree, dialed in at 235 but have done chicken at 335 so i imagine like Nate said, small basket of coal and start with a FEW lit coals and control from there!!

ipls3355
04-06-2008, 10:17 PM
I've made jerky at 180 several times. I smoked jalepenos for 36 hours at 180.
Start with fewer coals and restrict the airflow till you can get it dialed in.

And don't forget the pics!! Sausage making is on my list of things to do before I die. The only Andouille we get around here is Johnsonville and comes in packages of 6.