Well I finally got my UDS built and had my inaugural smoke this weekend. I posted a whole write-up in the pork grilling section but it’s still waiting for moderation.. Anyhow, I built a UDS with a big papa smoker kit. It performed great and I had no problems maintaining a steady smoking temperatures.
I did however run out of fuel about 8 hours into the smoke. I used a FULL basket of lump charcoal with apple wood chunks and I used a half of a chimney of charcoal to start it using the minion method. It looks like most others in here are able to get 12-14 hours out of one basket, is it something that I could be doing wrong? It’s not the end of the world, just kind of a hassle to take everything out in order to refuel the basket. Does anyone know of any mods that I could use to add some sort of trap door so that I can add fuel more efficiently?