I finished building one of these yesterday and gave it a run on a 10 hour pulled pork with a chook thrown on as well.
The fire basket was primed with 1 chimney of heat beads and then the rest of the bag mixed with 1/3 of a bag of lump charcoal, dropped it into the UDS and left it with top vents open and two bottom vents open while I prepared the meat.
I didn't have the controller turned on yet, as the first time it is run it goes through a "Auto Tune", to speed this up bring your cooker as close as possible to the temperature you want it at. These little wonders actually continue to "Learn" after the Auto Tune phase, if there are varyations to the cooker, wind, rain or even opening it up it can get back on track pretty quickly.A BIG THANKS TO BEAVER FOR THE INFO AND DRAWING
Once you get some confidence in the ability of the unit it's set and almost forget
"I LOVE THE SMELL OF BBQ...ANY DAMN TIME"
UDS with Beaver Queefer Temperature Control System
2/3 UDS With Weber Lid, sharing the Beaver Queefer
44gal Spit Hooded
44gal Spit Open Tophttp://www.littleriverraiders.com.au/
Shooting like its 1889