My new smoker project: a UDS

To kickstart my quest to make authentic (or at least more authentic) barbecue, I decided to switch from an electric smoker to charcoal. It might have been inspired by looking at the incredible rigs at Gator Pits, or seeing the Pit Barrel Cooker, and from there finding the whole UDS community. UDS stands for either…

Barbecue heretofore

I mentioned that until now, I’ve been using an electric smoker, a Brinkmann. It’s served me reasonably well, offering a set-and-forget simplicity that made sense for a beginner, and that I didn’t think I’d get any other way. My normal routine for pork butt (by far my most common cook) is a rub (usually The…