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Here it is! Btw, any recommendations on cleaning an electric smoker? image.jpg 2727k .jpg file image.jpg 2441k .jpg file image.jpg 2176k .jpg file image.jpg 1737k .jpg file

Looks great. I like to keep that "smoked in" look, I don't clean my smoker. Grates yes I wash the big chunks off in the sink after don't the smoke. I leave the walls nice and seasoned. If you get a big puddle of grease in the bottom or something yes clean that up.
post #42 of 56
So next smoke I think will be smoked salmon....anyone have some guidance for me?
post #43 of 56
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So next smoke I think will be smoked salmon....anyone have some guidance for me?
Search the forums for smoked salmon and you'll get a lot of ideas then when your ready to do it past and the experts will be along to help in no time
post #44 of 56
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Here it is! Btw, any recommendations on cleaning an electric smoker? image.jpg 2727k .jpg file image.jpg 2441k .jpg file image.jpg 2176k .jpg file image.jpg 1737k .jpg file

will the grates fit in your dishwasher? if not  you can fill a pan or 2 of water and maybe some citrus and crank the temp up to steam the inside of the smoker then take the grates out and scrub them. 

 

you dont necessarily want to clean the inner walls as thats "seasoning"...and help flavor meats in future smokes

post #45 of 56
Need some help. I cooked 3 butts this weekend on a electric smoker and 2 of the 3 took 17hrs. 1 was 7 lbs and the other 2 were 4.5 lbs. I started off cooking them at 225 fir the first 12hrs. One 4.5 lb finished but the other 2 hung up at 160° so I had to bump the temp up and after 2 more hrs they were stuck at 170°. So I ended up taking one out and putting n another smoker. After dome time at 260• they finally finished. Can somebody tell me why they too do darn long. I put in to cooking for 1.5 hrs per pound.
Thx
post #46 of 56
Are you sure your thermometers are reading correctly? Sounds like your smoker wasn't at the temperature you thought it was.

If thats not the case, not all meats cook the same. Some hAve longer stalls and some have shorter. I usually estimate 2 hours per pound to account for this and resting time. So with that in mind your 7 lb butt would have taken 14 hours
post #47 of 56

They took so darn long because you cooked at 225°, next time turn up the heat. There is no advantage to cooking butts at that temp IMHO.

post #48 of 56

So I should cook them about 2hrs per lb at about 240?

post #49 of 56
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So I should cook them about 2hrs per lb at about 240?

There is never an exact method but i always error on the side of caution by going 2 hour per pound because i also like to let it rest for atleast 2 hours. I've smoked from 225-300 and have had great results. But going a little hotter will most of the time get you over the stall quicker. 

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post #51 of 56

Sounds good and thanks for the help on this. It was a frustrating weekend for sure!!

post #52 of 56

Always start early, you can put the finished butts in a cooler to hold if they are finished early. I just smoked a 7.5# butt at 225*, it took 22 hours to get to 203*. Sure was good!

post #53 of 56
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So I should cook them about 2hrs per lb at about 240?

 

I cook mine at 300°-325°, the one I did Sunday was a couple of ounces under 7 pounds and was done in 5 hours. About 43 minutes per pound, YMMV.

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I love it when a good thread just won't die. You guys did notice this thread was 3 years old right? Hahahahaha.......

 

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