I'm hoping that I didn't hit a big stall on my first smoke... ha ha.
For my first smoke I chose pork loins. They were on sale for $2.99/lb if I bought a pack of 4. Each loin is about 1.25 lbs.
Fired up the smoker (Char-Broil offset American 300 series) at around 11:00 AM today. Got the temp between 225-250 (measured at the hood) and once it was stable for 45 minutes I put the loins on. Turned them every half hour, added chips to the fire as needed, etc etc.
It's now 4:30 PM EST and the loins haven't hit 140 degrees yet. They are hovering between 135-138 degrees internal, which is where they've sat since probably around 2PM. I tried different thermometers for both internal temp and hood temp and they all appear to be within a few degrees of each other. I do not open the hood frequently or anything like that.
Based on all the searching I've done I should have needed 1.5 hours per pound without regard to how many are on there.
What gives? I can't imagine that it takes 4+ hours to bring a 1.25lb pork loin up to 145 degrees?