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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by lu1847, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey, everyone
    Glad i found this site. I am relatively new to the smoking thing, bought a smoke hollow electric smoker a few months ago and have used it a few times (venison hot sticks, pork butt, baby b ribs) have found it does ok but like alot of the members i have found that my wood chips dont burn down to gray ash just turn black. My smoker does not have any vents anywhere and im wondering if thats why. I did have to modify it a touch so my wood box would even smoke i had to cut a spot out of the bottom rack so the wood box would sit directly on the heating element. I just fired it up and am doing a test run as i am typing this. Hope this makes a difference. Well i look forward to the education i believe will get here from all you great meat puffers. Keep up the good work.
     
  2. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome to the smf, I am sure an electric user will come along and give you some tips.
     
  3. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum. I used to live in MN but transferred south. (Much better weather, usually).
    I don't know much about your type of smoker, but there was a thread not to long ago about the same issue.
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=87865

    If your smoker didn't have any vents, then I could see an issue with the smoke not forming since you will need air flow to aid in the woodchips burning.

    Take some pictures and see if someone else can give you a better answer.

    Again welcome to the forum. You wont be disappointed, just hungry!
     
  4. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That's pretty much the same mod I had to make on my Royal Oak (though I didn't have to cut anything) in order to get teh wood to actually burn.

    Welcome to the SMF from MO!

    Mac
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  6. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    thanks fly fish for the link, and others for welcoming me. Well from what im reading i think the ventalation is the issue its just funny they would make a smoker with no vents. like i say i am fairly new to this so i dont know.
     
  7. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. It does sound as if you have a ventilation/circulation problem that is preventing your type of wood from completely burning. This problem is not just with electric smokers, charcoal and propane smokers can have the same issue.
     
  9. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site. I'm actually a noob, too, but I have to say I have found a wealth of info here. It gave me the knowledge and confidence to enter the world of smoke. Is there a vent on the top of your smoker? If so, how open do you have it?
     
  10. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    No no vent i think i am going to make one. I have had 2 racks of bb ribs in there for about 4 hours now at 220, i took the wood chip tray out about a half hour ago they look great but i don't know how well they took to the smoke, i just cant get them (wood chips) to burn to ash they just smoke and then turn black which i don't think is a good thing. Any advice would help thanks
     
  11. timtimmay

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    Welcome! You'll find a great crew here at SMF
     
  12. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     
  13. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

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  15. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    just talked to a rep from smoky hollow smokers and he told me that now they are putting 12- 1/4 inch holes in bottom of the chip pans on the new models maybe i should try that before making a damper of some sort?
     
  16. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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  17. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Glad you're here.
     
  18. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you get your wood chip issue sorted out.
     
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