Fired up my new Uds today!!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by slim, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    Well I have a 9lb butt and a nice LiL chuckie on my new uds. Both rubbed with magic dust and injected with creole butter, smoking with cherry and hickory.....will post pics when I get the laptop from my wife.....
     
  2. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats you are gonna love it!
    SOB
     
  3. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looking forward to the pics. It is always exciting to fire up a smoker you made. The food just seems to taste better .
     
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OH YEA way to go on the UDS. Can't wait to see the pics.
     
  5. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    I have to learn how to keep the temps stable....it goes up the I get it going down...then it gets too low....ill figure it out
     
  6. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It helps to slow the temp while it is on the initial rise. Once you get the coals going, watch the temp rise. When it starts getting into the 200's, start dampening the air and slowly stop the temp rise. You can now raise the temp a little at a time by alllowing just a smidge of air in or lower the temp by snuffing it a bit. It's gonna vary with your drum so practice makes perfect. The temp will take a while to change so make adjustments very slowy and be patient. Look for a temp spike when you open the lid to load or mop or whatever. I like to close my damper before I open the lids so as to avoid a large blast of air to the coals.. Good luck..
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes that is the first tricjk that you/we learn is to control the temp. Next is how to smoke it right and then we learn how to eat alot and not feel like taking a nap right away. FOOD COMA is a bad thing. It will make you a fat kid. We haven't quite mastered the last part yet.
     
  8. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good slim, can't wait to see the pics!
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Your gonna love the UDS.
     
  10. slim

    slim Meat Mopper

    Well everything was great.....I will get pics up tomorrow...all I have right now is the iPhone....Dutch's baked beans were amazing
     
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great advice right there. [​IMG]

    Drums are pretty stable but not very responsive. Give it 20 or 30 minutes to respond to a change in intake air.

    Also a quick reading digital will tempt you to chase temps all day. Let the drum run in a range like 230° to 260°. A little bit of up and down fluctuaction is normal. Don't try to keep a drum at precisely 237.548953° or it will drive you crazy. [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  12. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    DDave is right but if you shoot for 238.92465 it's super easy![​IMG]
     
  13. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You must be using a Stoker.[​IMG]

    Dave
     

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