teener

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kookie, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just bought first smoker attempting to cook ribs at 225 degrees can not get my smoker (smoke hollow #6 lp gas smoker) to stay below 260 degrees on the lowest setting, any ideas someone help please first time smoker

    just bought my first smoker smoke hollow #6 Lp gas i can not keep the temp below 260 and am suppose to be smoking at 225 what to do any ideas

    need help just bought first smoker smoke hollow #6 lp gas, can not keep temp before 270 degrees, want temp at 225 and ideas before my dinner is ruined, please help

    just smoked bbq ribs for the first time they were horrible, extemely tough, not even edible i threw them away, just bought my first smoker this afternoon(smoke hollow #6 lp gas), could not get temperature to stay low enough, temp needed to be 225 and could not get heat below 270, not very happy, if anyone has any suggestions please let me know, i bought a smoker primarily because i can not get good ribs anywhere in the area, if i can not cook them at home either i will be very mad, please help

    i only have one vent (on top) on my smoker and can not keep the temp low enough any ideas

    welcome............sorry can't help you with your promblem........but i am sure someone will be along soon to help.........i just wanted to welcome you to the greatest smoking site on the planet

    once again.......welcome

    Welcome to the site.............You have your top damper open all the way? I always have mine all the way open............

    As Kookie said keep the top vent fully open, regulate the temperature with the bottom vents.

    First off , no need to be mad. You will be a success at smoking ribs. Don't be too hard on yourself the first time.

    First off you don't have to be at 225, anywhere between 225-250 is fine. Even 260 can yield incredible ribs.

    First question is; what are you using to measure the smoker temperature? If it is the thermometer that came with the smoker, has it been calibrated? Please realize that the stock thermometers can be way off, as much as 60-70 degrees. A lot of people use remote thermometers or even a simple calibrated themomer that sits on the cook grate will work. Make sure you test it in a cup of boiling water and amke sure it's with a few degrees of 212.

    How long were the ribs in the smoker for? Were they spares or baby backs?

    Sign up for Jeff's e course it is free. http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse.html

    Have you tried the 3-2-1 method? It's a great way to start for the beginner. It yields very tasty and tender ribs.http://www.wyntk.us/food/3-2-1-rib-method.shtml


    Welcome to the forum!

    i only have one vent and it is on the top

    also..........did you remove the silver skin from the back of the ribs?

    dude.........just take it as a learning experience............we ALL have had screw ups..........don't beat yourself up to bad..........i imagine we ALL have horror stories of our very FIRST attempts.........unless we had someone more experinced than ourselves standing over our shoulder........i know i didn't...........

    keep your chin up..........and keep trying.........we ALL hate learning curves......but trust me, it WILL get easier.......next time......BEFORE you smoke.........read here.........and ASK QUESTIONS........the ONLY stupid question, is one that is NOT asked............

    and keep 'er open full blast.........to me, the only reason for a top vent.......is to close to keep rain out, when NOT in use

    also teener.........look to the left of the page........under HOW TO'S and Links by Jeff......scroll down to the 3-2-1 link.........lots of good info there

    Teener:


    Try to keep your request to one posts, you have 4 on the same topic and it's hard to keep up.

    X-texan, a forum member here has had the same problem

    See this post http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=8455

    Hopefully he will pop in to offer a suggestion. Or try to call the manufacturer, they seemed very helpful

    All your posts were merged into this thread. Please don't open any more on the same topic. Everyone will try to help you and this will make it easier.
     

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