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need help for cooking on pellet smoker

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hello guys first time on the site. hope someone can help me out. i just bought a pellet smoker i have cooked on it about 6 times , not doing to good with it, i have had a lot of smokers, but this one so far is not doing the job. i done slab pork ribs for about 6 hours, can not get the smoke taste in them the heat was 225. chicken same way can some one out there give me some hints ? i have read that some of the bbq teams do cook with a pellet smoker.  PLEASE HELP THANKS LOWBOY3

post #2 of 6

well i dont have a pellet smoker but this guy does........

 

 

http://www.smokingpit.com

good luck partner.super.gif excelsior.............woooosshhhhh

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Lowboy, what type of pellet smoker is it?  I know there is a difference in the pellets used too.. some are better than others.

I have a  Memphis Pro smoker and have had no problems with it.

Welcome to the forum too!!

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

 

Can't help you with the pellet smoker.

 

I'm sure someone who has one will be along shortly.

 

What model do you have?

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post #6 of 6

Hey Lowboy & Welcome to SMF!!

 

Pellet Grills/Smokers are basically a "Pellet Fired Convection Oven"

When the controller calls for heat, the auger adds pellets, and the fan blows faster.  This makes the pellets a very efficient fuel, but does not produce much smoke.

Some Pellet Grill/Smokers have a "Smoke Setting".  This is usually around 180° and is where the pellets are smoldering, rather than producing heat

 

Pellet choice is also important!

Some BBQ pellets are "Blended", and contain 70%-80% Oak or Alder and 20%-30% Flavor Wood.  Most of these bags are marked with the word "Flavored" on them.  So, you're mostly cooking/smoking with Alder or Oak.  You can also use a 100% Flavor Wood Pellets, and this may give you a better smoke flavor.  I only stock 100% Flavor Wood Pellets for this reason.

 

What smoker do you own?

Does it have a "Smoke" setting?

 

I also sent you a PM

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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