Q'n with the lid down

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kegga
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Q'n with the lid down

Post by kegga » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:45 am

Hi all.
I've read on this forum a couple of times that q'n with the lid down improves the flavour.

I'm in the process of building a uds with an option of raising the fire basket to a suitable height for grilling.
My question is - if I can control the temp enough to grill with the lid on, will that too improve the flavour, or is it something to do with webers and maybe flavour bars?

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Re: Q'n with the lid down

Post by bbqmad » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:15 pm

Hey Kegga

i belive any q'ing is better with the lid down buddy a lot of the flavour we all love with grilling is from the smoke being trapped around the meat and i belive it keeps it moist.

Back when i had crappy gas grills / bbq's i still cooked with the lid down, now that a have a genesis e320 the steaks ect come of there beautiful - but i still think lid down everytime with any machine / beast.

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Re: Q'n with the lid down

Post by Smokey » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:26 pm

Depending on how many drums you can get, You may be able to make the UDS in sections like a WSM
That way you can leave the fire where it is, Remove the top and place the grill on a lower section.
From what Ive worked out, and Im going to build one, Is you will nee two drums to do this.
This is because the drum sections will need a male and female join for it to all stack up and sit pretty.
Thats my plan anyway :wink:
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