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Smoking my first brisket for packer game in master craft electric smoker....its negitive 14 out!
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Welcome to the forum.  When did you start the brisket, cause at that temp you may be ready by next weeks game.  Minus 14....DAMN.

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Glad you joined us ajcanoe, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
Take pictures of your brisket smoke to share with us if possible!
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When it gets that cold, I find that I need to add a little more insulation to my MES 40.  I went out and bought some insulation board, cut it to fit and simply taped it together to form a box around my smoker.  I used a scrap piece of plywood to cover the top and keep it from blowing around. 





Made a cut on the side for the wood chip tray.


post #5 of 13
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Started at 8:30 going ready bye half time will send pic
post #6 of 13
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Thanks for the tip!
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texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   



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Great idea sgmontet.  Hello ajcanoe.  Started at 08:30 and ready for half-time?  Hope that 1/2 lb brisket turns out really well.  :ROTF  Sorry.  Serious now.  That may be a little ambitious for an electric smoker.  I wish you all the luck in the world.  Of course we don't know the size of brisket, might be doable.  Head up,  never admit defeat!  Keep Smokin!


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I just bring the sucker in the pool room and use a piece of 3 inch flex vent thru a piece of styrofoam taped in the door opening. And I do it a lot earlier than 14 below.
Now how about the weight on that brisket, aj?
post #10 of 13
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She's a 6 lber going for the best!
post #11 of 13
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6 hours in put in digital thermometer reading 164 degrees will send pics
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Looks pretty good!
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You still got some time to go there, aj.
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