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Hi there.  My name is Patrick.  Brand new to smoking.  My wife bought be the Brinkman electric smoker.


Tried it out for the first time this week on a 4 pound pork butt.  Smoker runs about 270 according to the Maverick thermometer I bought.  The pork was nice and juicy, but no smoke flavor at all.  I used apple chips and they did burn, but I didn't really notice any smoke while cooking.  Any suggestions?

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Great Irish name. Nice unit you are working with and glad to see you are using the Maverick as well.  Remember that you should NOT see smoke billowing out of your smoker.  However from your experience today you may not have added enough chips to your smoker. For a pork butt you should be seeing a small wisp of smoke out the vent until the internal meat temperature hits 165.  Then wrap the butt in foil and continue to cook until the internal temp hits 200 for pulled pork. Apple is great on Butts.  Did one today with apple. I cook mine at 225. Low and slow. A 7.5 pound butt took 15 hours 



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Welcome to the forums, Patrick!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!



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