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Smoker running Hot

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First time smoker; 2 attempts so far
Turned out ok. Have a Smokin-it #2
Using a Maverick thermometer to check meat temp and smoker temp. Apparently the smoker runs 50 degrees hotter than it should can't seem to fix the problem
post #2 of 8

Turn the thermostat or temp regulator down 50 degrees to compensate...   Use the Mav to figure out a compensation chart for the built in dial.... 

 

 

Dave

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Welcome to SMF! Have you checked your therm probes for accuracy in boiling water &/or ice water? My MES runs hotter than it's set at by roughly 22 degrees so I go by my Maverick for accurate readings & just test the probes from time to time to make sure they are still reading true...

post #4 of 8

I don't have use an electric smoker anymore, but when I did the one I used to have had vents on it. Does it have vents that are adjustable? I know with my side box smoker heat control is a lot about vent adjustment.

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:welcome1:to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
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Welcome to the forums! This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc. There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

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

 

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Hello, and Welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.texas.gif

 

Gary

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