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smoking Chicken and ribs

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  I'm new to this forum and new to the smoking world.  Just bought a new Masterbuilt electric smoker.  Yesterday I tried it out for the first time.  I smoked some Ribs and chicken quarters.  I put ribs in first and a hour later put chicken.  I had heat about 220, and put water in water bowl, and added wood chips. I cooked ribs for 4 hours and chicken for about 3 hours.  After checking meat I had to keep cooking for an additional hour at about 230 degrees.  After pulling meat out and eating it family it was real good.  I just felt I could have done better. I think meat could have used more cooking .  Meat didn't fall off the bones like I would have like it to.  Should have I used water or maybe cooked at a higher temp?  Any help will would be helpful.


Thank you


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Here is some info, I my self use the 3-2-1 method every time and I get fall off the bone ribs which is the way the wifey likes them.

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  Hi Rhino and welcome! Glad your first smoke was successful ! For ribs, check out the 3-2-1 or 2-2-1 method. Three hours is a good starting point for leg quarters. Maybe your next smoking investment should be a quality dual probe thermometer. It is money well spent as we normally cook to internal temp rather than by a certain time. Don't forget the q-view or you may see :th_What_NO_QVIEW:. We love pics of good food!



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Thank you for your help. Should I use water or no water?
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