What should I use to fuel my new UDS?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rbranstner, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am building a new UDS and I am wondering what I should use to fuel my smoker charcoal or lump wood? I have cooked on a Big Green Egg before so I am use to using lump wood but I have never cooked with charcoal before. What do you guys suggest I use on my UDS? I was thinking about using both charcoal and lump wood mixed in my basket along with my wood chips. What do you guys suggest I use?
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    For me, it depends on what temp I am trying to achieve. For 225* and up I prefer lump. For temps less than that I like to use briquettes. Try some different kinds and see what works best for you. [​IMG]
  3. bbq lover

    bbq lover Fire Starter

    stainless drum lovers pellets the ugly drum likes lump... [​IMG]
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I tried Bridgeford Lump and didnt like it, I couldnt hold temp at all. Now I use Bridgeford Blue and hold 250* no problem. Gonna try some bigger hickory chunks they have at BPS, old school wood fire. I'm all for experimenting.
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got the steadiest temps from Kingsford blue bag with the drum.

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