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Old 03-19-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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UDS Reaches it's limits

This is a huge butt cook for me.

I had to make another shelf in my uds. They are all in there. I bought a brisket flat thinking there would be room for it also.......I don't think so.

8 butts on at 7:00 in the PM. I hope to be pulling and packing before lunch.




This is related to the the " No time to rest" Thread. I was given mucho information and advice on how to handle the butts once ready. I am very much appreciative of all who responded with helpful info.

It has come to my attention that there is 24 hours in a day rather than 12 as I was somehow imagining when I said I would be serving 12 hours after smoking but in reality it will be 24 hours.

I am going pull, cool and pack for the the trip to Nashville.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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Good luck on your cook Cliff. Hope things go well.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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Looks good!! Have fun
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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That is one big butt cook for sure there BOY. It'll be interesting to see how the UDS does with all that meat in there, temp wise and grease wise.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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I put the butts on early so I wouldn't have to fight the fire but with all the mass involved it has taken my uds a couple of hours to get up to 230 running wide open. (Learning Curve for Cliff)

Now it is plugging along at 235 at the top grate.

Speaking of that, I wasn't real sure were to measure the temp from. I chose the top grate because it was in the middle. Right between bottom grate and lid.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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Like Bruce, I am anxious to hear about the final results.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:18 AM   #7
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Cliff are you worried at all about a grease fire or do you have a pan or something to catch the drippings? Also are you using Kingsford or lump? If Kingsford does the fat dripping on the briquettes cause alot of ash to get on the meat?
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:30 AM   #8
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Probably not enough air for a grease fire.




Until he opens it up............... LOL
Then "Whoosh..... BOOM!" LOL
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Quite a challange you've given yourself Cliff. Looks good so far, good luck.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:27 AM   #10
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What a night. My UDS had great difficulty keeping temps up. Eight butts is just to much meat for a drum in my opinion. Six will be the max for one uds for me from now on.

The butts on the top shelf were running twenty degrees behind the ones on the bottom.

I foiled the butts at 180 and switched shelf positions. I have got to get another uds made for doing this many buttts.

I am burning lump with a little pecan wood. I did add a chimney of unlit kingsford when I switched them around.
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