So I started out seasoning my UDS, Full pot of coal & wood (I soaked the wood in water for 20 min) and let 'er rip, all vent's open and temp guage on the grill. after an hour the temp reach 379F. For the next few hour I played with the shut off valves (3) to see what temps I was getting. 6 hours into it I thought what a waste of good SMOKING, so I quickly butterflied a chicken. No real rub in the house. I'm new at this...If you couldn't tell.
So I grabbed me some Lemon Pepper and put it all over the chicken and threw her on the UDS. I kept the temp around 300F. 2 Hours later (almost 9pm) she was at 160F. The skin wasn't crispy so I threw her on the grill for about 5 min-10 min. Skin crisped up, she was at 167F DONE!!!
WOW, Holy Cow!!!
It was amazing!!! I've never had chicken come out so good.
I turned off the smoker (shut all valves and vent) This morning while cleaning up I found about a 1/2 cup of liquid in the bottom of the UDS. I'm thinking the wood was too wet when I put it in. Cleaned the water & grate up. I found about 1/3rd of the coals/wood are still good, saved them!!!
Now thinking what next to smoke..... I do have a Butt in the brine, but that's for next weekend.
Now it's time to read Jeff's 5 day e-course. Get a few Rub, mop, and sauce recipes, and on my way.
Cheers every one