UDS exhaust stack

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by johnnyreb, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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    should i put the exhaust in the middle or on the edge of the lid

    i have been putting them in the middle
     
  2. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My thought would be that putting it in the middle may cause you to lose too much heat straight up and out of the drum causing you to burn through fuel. Most I have seen with exhausts are off to the side.

    Not sure but just a guess. I am sure someone has one in the middle that might correct me.
     
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Either way works fine. [​IMG]
     
  4. evo 9 guy

    evo 9 guy Smoke Blower

    Personally I use a weber kettle lid so it is off to the side, but it works perfect, so on any that I build in the future I would go off to the side. Just my .02 cents.
     
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You'll find if you rotate your lid during the cook you'll get a more even cook. [​IMG]
     
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the tip Bubba! Never thought of that, but I bet I do it to some degree any way not even realizing it.
     
  7. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    i put mineeto one side because thats how i saw the ones with the stacks, i figured it was better that way in case it rains it would have less chance to go on meat or coals
     
  8. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    Mine's in the middle and it works fine..
     

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