I have found that my stuff gets done a lot quicker than the recipes calls for. For example I just did the BEER CAN CHICKEN and it called for smoking it 3-4 hours. Mine was done in 2 hrs. 20 minutes. ( 165 ). It turned out fantastic very juicy and tasty. Having the wireless thermometer saved me many times and kept me from overcooking my meat.
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SI smokers are very VERY efficient. The fact that you have the SI 1, which is smaller, means your coking chamber being smaller should always cook quicker. We use a Nesco 6 qt roaster for Sunday dinners. A chicken sitting on a bed of taters and carrots is always done in a shorter period of time in the Nesco than in a big oven. Just no crispy skin.