First ever with UDS / charcoal

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smokey tex

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Aug 28, 2016
Alright, so here's the newly finished UDS.  Far from perfect, but it should be good enough to do the job.  I'm seasoning it up this afternoon and cooking a brisket tomorrow.  A little nervous as this will be my first time ever smoking with charcoal.  I've smoked more briskets that I can count on the electric smoker, so hopefully it's a smooth transition.  Looking forward to it!  Any suggestions are welcome.


Looks nice. Play with it first before you do any major cooks learn how to control your temperature. I found it's easier to creep up on the dissed temp rather than to try to cool it back down. I also found to be patient and make small adjustments to air flow
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