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Discussion in 'For New Members' started by HarleySmoker417, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. I have ordered the last of the needed parts for a UDS that friend is building me for a Bday present. this will be my first serious smoker so I have a few Questions about when I get it.

    he is recycling the drum and burning it out three times, do I still need to season it when I get it?

    do you really get a "taste" from Briquettes?

    what should I smoke first? I have a picnic shoulder in the freezer or should I go by a Butt to smoke first...... that is probably the most important question of them all ;)

    wish me Luck!!
  2. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, I would still clean it, then season it with the wood you are most apt to use. (IE: Hickory in my case.)

    Never ate a brickette. But if you do, I would imagine you'd get a taste you wouldn't like.

    Treat it like a woman. Shoulders first, then approach the butt. Clear enough? ;)
  3. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sonny is right....clean, clean, clean it then season it. I personnally would start with something a little less expensive to teeth on......chicken thighs or turkey breast. That said, I think the butt is better than a shoulder to start with as there is more fat to render.
  4. Got it... give her a good scrub down, give her a good warm up then work towards the butt. :D
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  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ...But keep you mouth and tongue away when she's hot... :eek:
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  6. flatbroke

    flatbroke Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don’t mount it either. May roast the wrong wiener
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  7. Follow up question

    I know you can use it on a offset smoker but can you use butcher paper on a UDS?
  8. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're supposed to use the Butcher Paper on the meat, not the smoker. ;)
  9. meatallica

    meatallica Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Yep, you can use butcher paper on UDS