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post #21 of 27
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man your right... i should have thought about that! LOL
post #22 of 27
No problem, thats why we are here. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #23 of 27

I've used a coffee can lighting my WSM - and I also just dumped the chimney on top of the coals.

 

Couldn't tell any difference - fark the coffee can

post #24 of 27

Not being critical, just curious! Did your fatties burn on the bottom?  It looked a little black, the only reason I ask is I just acquired a UDS and am concerned about distance from the coals and whether or not I need to install a water shelf...

 

appreciate the feedback.

post #25 of 27

your cooking grate looks really low in the drum but maybe your drum is taller than normal?

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by New2Que View Post

Not being critical, just curious! Did your fatties burn on the bottom?  It looked a little black, the only reason I ask is I just acquired a UDS and am concerned about distance from the coals and whether or not I need to install a water shelf...

 

appreciate the feedback.


Just keep your cooking grate 24" above the bottom of your charcoal grate and you should be fine, I think my charcoal grate is 10" tall, 3" off the bottom. I think my lowest grate is around 28" off the bottom. I think the charcoal just gets the bacon more done on the bottom. I also noticed that he used way more wood than is really required. I use about 1/2 or less of what is shown in this pic, and sometimes I feel it is still too much.

post #27 of 27

on a "normal" drum the grate would be 7" down from top of barrel

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