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My name is Paul Brown and I live in New Jersey. I have been grilling most of my life with no knowledge of really how to make it great. Recently got a Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 Model 47183T, which only seems available at Sam's Club( With this Unit I have started to look into enhancing my Grilling and to learn how to smoke everything I can. So far I have smoked a Pork tenderloin and a pork shoulder. I do have to say that with a little internet research and patience they both came out pretty good. The one big issue I have is maintaining the temperature. The shoulder was 8lbs and took about 16 hours. I used the fire box to smoke both pieces of meat and had to put the shoulder in the oven in the house for the last 2 hours as I could not get it past 197 degrees internal temp.

Needless to say I have since then found some information on possible ways to fix the temp issue and will let you know how it goes after my next smoking escapade.

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Welcome Paul!  I hope you've been using the charcoal portion of the grill the most....THAT'S where the flavor is at!   Anyways on the shoulder you experienced the dreaded stall, don't feel bad it's freaked out everyone at some point.    


There is a wealth of knowledge on here and little by little you'll learn temps, tools and tips to make smoking great foods easier.   Good luck and welcome!

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Welcome to the Forums, Paul!  Glad you've joined us.  This is a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...smoking and grilling great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help, and you'll get plenty! 



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Hi Paul! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
post #5 of 7

Here,try this:

should help, if not try a burnbarrel and burn to coal and place a shovel full at at a time to keeep the heat even. A good thermometer is a good investment and a lot of patience...

newshots027-1[1].jpg the burn barrel and...


newshots034-1[1].jpg how the fire should look, small but hot...




Have fun and as always . . .

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.


Sometimes as a newbie...loading the q-view can be a bit tricky until you gt the hang of it! This might help you with uploading photos to your post if you ever have troubles.


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



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Welcome.  Im in Jersey myself, Southern Ocean County.

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