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uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby papajim » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:34 pm

What would give more flavor and why, uds or vertical stick burner, both cooking H&F using charcoal and wood. Everything else the same.
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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:07 pm

I'm a novice but it seems to me that it depends on how and what you put under the meat and the type of meat - - - my ECB will cook H&F or L&S but the success depends on "ME" and my ability. Which we won't go into :laughing7: :D :lol: :texas:
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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby BluDawg » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:44 pm

Vertical offset burning all wood only a fool runs an offset on charcoal.
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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby Okie Sawbones » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:56 pm

BluDawg wrote:Vertical offset burning all wood only a fool runs an offset on charcoal.


Call me a fool. I've had to do it before in WA, and use wood chunks. No access to oak or hickory.
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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby Rodcrafter » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:41 am

I would choose a stick burner offset for flavor over anything else. The complete combustion of the fire leaves the best of the wood on the meat. Thin blue smoke and fast moving air, hard to beat.

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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:03 pm

Stick burner will give you better smoke flavor. I run charcoal in my offset, pretty much every time I use it. I guess I'm a fool for wanting to get a head start on a good bed of coals.

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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby Finatic » Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:13 pm

I have both and use both at home & at competitions. The offset does provide a better smoke flavor without question. But I've cooked briskets, beef ribs, pork butts, chuck roast, etc. on my drum and have no problem getting a good smoke flavor and smoke ring. I like to cook chicken on my drum but it cooks ribs really well too. I get light blue smoke out of each cooker. If I had to choose I would go with my offset but it'd be hard to part with my drum.
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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby el luchador » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:07 pm

old topic but, I have a stick burning uds and a regular uds.
the stick burner, using a roaring fire, seems to have almost no smoke flavor.

the regular uds with charcoal and pecan chunks, is hard to beat.
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Re: uds vs vertical stick burner

Postby Red Farr » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:53 am

....wood always best for flavor
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