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Philly-QueMaster
10-21-2009, 03:16 PM
Just wondering if my charcoal basket is too small. I picked up these cheapo uniflame grills for $3.50 and they measure about 14" in diameter. Is this too small for a UDS? Here is a picture of the small grill sitting on the grate of my UDS.

jetfxr27
10-21-2009, 03:19 PM
Mine is only 12 inches. Not bragging , but it works great for up to 12 hours. Of course it isnt designed like yours. Mine is like most others here, expanded metal welded to the 12 inch coal grate 2.5 inches off the bottom.

Philly-QueMaster
10-21-2009, 03:29 PM
I have some expanded metal type material that I will wrap around the top of this. Its about 5-6" high. Just wondering if the 14" diameter is too small or will it be good enough?

NorthwestBBQ
10-21-2009, 03:33 PM
It should be okay with the extension.

keale
10-21-2009, 03:42 PM
can't tell from the picx, but is the box solid?? or are there holes on the side? I would put holes throughout the box for better air circulation...IMHO...

Philly-QueMaster
10-21-2009, 03:44 PM
There are two vents on the bottom that slide closed if needed. I also plan on drilling a few more holes around to help with the air flow.

HARRYSTOWN
10-21-2009, 04:32 PM
Kinda of a weird mirror effect. Looks like a grill inside a grill, inside a grill, inside a grill.

nolaman
10-21-2009, 04:45 PM
Kinda of a weird mirror effect. Looks like a grill inside a grill, inside a grill, inside a grill.
Looks like a 14'' grill w/ charcoal and top grill, sitting on a UDS grill..
Are you going to have enough room for ash build up on long cooks? Opinions?

jetfxr27
10-21-2009, 04:48 PM
Kinda of a weird mirror effect. Looks like a grill inside a grill, inside a grill, inside a grill.

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