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Sunday is Fatties Day!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ok, so, just finished putting together the fatties to sit in the fridge overnight.  Trying a couple different things this week...

 

1) Liberal dosage of Memphis Dust

2) Fattie #1 - Pepperoni sticks w/String Cheese (Made for easy rolling) - baste w/pizza sauce instead of bbq sauce...we'll see how that goes.

3) Fattie #2 - kielbasa and shredded cheese

 

Planning on throwing some wings in there too, but they're frozen and I won't be able to prep them until tomorrow morning.

 

Q-View coming when daylight hits.

 

Kurt

post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ok, so I forgot to take pics prior...bad me...I'm doing some wings later, so I'll post those before pics.  I'll certainly post after pics.

 

Once again, my propane smoker (the Masterbuilt 2 door) is running hot...I just can't get the heat down...we're about an hour or so into this and it's 246 and slowly climbing...if it evens off at 250, I think I'll be happy...or as happy as I'm going to be.  Interestingly, it just kicked down to 244, so if I'm in that 240-250 range (today), I think I can work with that.  I'm not overly concerned as I'm cooking to temp, but still... :)

 

Kurt

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Meant to ask...will running a bit hotter make the bacon crispier on the outside?

 

Kurt

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ugh...and now we're up to 279...and back down to 270...I'm freaking out a bit.  Internal temp is 142, so we've got some time before fatties are done.

 

Kurt

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

And likely my final reply before Q-view... it's up to 304 at the lowest setting I can put my smoker at...correction, it just went to 320 and we've got 165 internal temp...taking them off...

 

Kurt

post #6 of 11

Have you done any mods to your smoker yet? I hear everybody has issues with the chips catching fire in those and you have to use a cast iron pan in place of the stock chip tray. There are lots of posts about that mod on here.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

So, the only REAL mod I've made is adding a cast iron skillet as a holder for the wood chunks. They're not flaming and smoking fine. 

 

Here's the after Q-View

 

 

post #8 of 11
Those look pretty tasty! I have the masterbuilt 2 door (gasser)as well, having the same problem as you since the days are getting warmer. I'm thinking of trying the needle valve mod (just type needle valve into the search bar, should come up) but couldn't find one in town. There is a link someone posted on where to get one on line. If you find a solution please post so I too can learn. Good luck, happy smoking!
post #9 of 11

KB, Nice looking fatties!

post #10 of 11

I think I remember Cajun Bandit sells those needle valve kits. I think Dirtsailor has modified one before. You might PM him.

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  I've also got a buddy of mine in the propane biz who's going to take a look.

 

Kurt

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