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INSULATING

Postby babyshaq270 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:39 am

I am thinking of insulating my UDS with a welding blanket hoping it makes it more efficient is this a good idea ??

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Postby Finatic » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:22 am

Mine doesn't need to be insulated. It already holds steady temps for as long as I need it.
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Postby RWBTEX » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:52 pm

Was recently doing that on my "Good One" smoker, I have a Marshall. I just would fold it over a couple times to cover the firebox, works great. However after a few uses you know know those mornings when the light is just right i noticed thousand or millions of tiny fibers floating all over the place, right into the trailer ect. So decided not to use it anymore, did not want any fiberglass on my bbq or especially if i was serving it to others. Its kinda like dog dander or carpet dust, you really cant see it unless that little ray of light is just right. Good luck whatever you do.
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Postby babyshaq270 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:04 am

Finatic wrote:Mine doesn't need to be insulated. It already holds steady temps for as long as I need it.

Mines also holds temp but iam thinking of efficiency to get a longer burn time on the charcoal.

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Postby babyshaq270 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:07 am

Okie Sawbones wrote:[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7qxND4D5O4[/url]

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Postby k.a.m. » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:42 pm

babyshaq270 wrote:
Finatic wrote:Mine doesn't need to be insulated. It already holds steady temps for as long as I need it.

Mines also holds temp but iam thinking of efficiency to get a longer burn time on the charcoal.

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You should be getting 12 to 15 hours or even more in some cases out of one load of charcoal depending on your basket capacity. What are you getting now?
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Re: INSULATING

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:38 pm

I get 24 to 30 hour burns out of mine, but more would be nice. I've thought about building an insulated drum.
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Postby k.a.m. » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:16 am

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ wrote:I get 24 to 30 hour burns out of mine, but more would be nice. I've thought about building an insulated drum.

You using that thing to heat your shop Stacy? :lol:
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Postby babyshaq270 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:24 pm

k.a.m. wrote:[quote="babyshaq270"][quote="Finatic"]Mine doesn't need to be insulated. It already holds steady temps for as long as I need it.

Mines also holds temp but iam thinking of efficiency to get a longer burn time on the charcoal.

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You should be getting 12 to 15 hours or even more in some cases out of one load of charcoal depending on your basket capacity. What are you getting now?[/quote]
Well the longest I have smoked for is 8 hours never had to pass that but from what is left in the basket it could go for longer.

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Postby babyshaq270 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:25 pm

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ wrote:I get 24 to 30 hour burns out of mine, but more would be nice. I've thought about building an insulated drum.

That's a lot what is the size of your basket may I ask ?

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Postby k.a.m. » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:12 pm

babyshaq270 wrote:Well the longest I have smoked for is 8 hours never had to pass that but from what is left in the basket it could go for longer.

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Eight hours is pretty much the norm on a UDS or WSM to finish off a cook unless you are cooking below 250° in this case your burn should be a lot longer.
If you have coals left over after an eight hour cook I guess I am wondering why you are looking for a longer burn?
Just wondering is all. :D
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Postby babyshaq270 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:23 am

k.a.m. wrote:[quote="babyshaq270"]
Well the longest I have smoked for is 8 hours never had to pass that but from what is left in the basket it could go for longer.

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Eight hours is pretty much the norm on a UDS or WSM to finish off a cook unless you are cooking below 250° in this case your burn should be a lot longer.
If you have coals left over after an eight hour cook I guess I am wondering why you are looking for a longer burn?
Just wondering is all. :D[/quote]
Well I would like to try a pork shoulder and that takes a while . And really just want to see how long it goes for .

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Re: INSULATING

Postby Big Ed » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:31 pm

I have cooked in all weather conditions and have always had at least 1/4 coals left over, that includes cooking whole packers and pork butts!! You must have a pretty small basket, I can make you a bigger one!! :D
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