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Big poppa drum smoker


Joined Jan 12, 2021
Did a brisket the other day. Had a big grease fire in the drum. Would a diffuser or water bowl help. Any suggestions would be great

Ranch House

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Joined Nov 27, 2020
My opinion would be to use a water pan under your meat to catch the grease you can cook directly over the pan then move it to the side and cook a little to get a little of the sear. Diffusers will work also but you have to cook hot enough to let the jucie evaporate when it hits the plate. I would try it both ways on something with a shorter cook and see how it works out.

pc farmer

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Joined Feb 17, 2013
I use a diffuser and NEVER had a grease fire in my UDS. I have some bigger holes and smaller holes. Maybe thats why? I dont know.

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