This morning is my second smoke on my UDS and I am having troubles keeping the temps down low on start up. Yesterday since it was my first smoke I wanted to season the smoker a bit so once I got my fire going I let it run for about 1.5 hours before I put the meat on. At the begining it held temps around 335 until I was finally able to get it down to around 250-275. Well this morning I am trying to put my ribs on but the smoker is just too hot. I am sitting at 335 right now and I have everything closed up try to bring the temps down. What is your trick to getting your heat at around 225-250 so you can put your pork on? Or do you usually plan on preburning the UDS for around an hour before you get down to the temps you want? I had to put the ribs on when it was still over 300 degrees becasue I need them done at 12:30-1:00 for company.
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1/17/10 at 10:45am