How much Charcoal

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by smokinberto, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. smokinberto

    smokinberto Fire Starter

    OK I've got my UDS done aside of adding the bottle opener. I tried to season it using a heating element from a Brinks electric smoker my folks bought me aq number of years ago. It only got to 170 degrees & didn't get hot enough to bake the cooking oil on. I finished my fire basket this morning. So this will be a test run. How much charcoal should I put in for this ? Is a chimney full enough? When I do a long cook, should I put a good bit in the basket & just dump the lit coals in on top of that?

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