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Hello my name is trish, I am from Chatham ontario. I am new to smoking I purchased a brinkman elite five burner with smoker. Today is the first day I'm smoking something. I am smoking a 5pound whole chicken. How do I get the temp up past 200 degrees. I am going to try smoking with this model and if I like and enjoy it I would love to move to a bigger model. So far just frustrated with the temp
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If you have a picture of your smoker we might be able to help better :)

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Hi Trish, welcome to SMF!  Nice looking propane grill and smoker.  Post your question over in the propane section and you might get a quicker answer to your question since Roll Call is the "howdy" section.  By the way, "HOWDY!" 

 

Manufacturer thermometers are notorious for bad readings.  It is always a good idea to take it out of the smoker and check the accuracy with boiling water.  Since you have a cook underway though, that's probably not an option.  

 

I read through the owner's manual online to see if the smoker section has a vent or if it just vents into the grill section.  A closed vent could be part of the issue but I didn't see any mention about a vent but I see one on the diagram.  Check to make sure it isn't closed. 

 

Chickens like high temps so just crank the gas setting to high then check on the internal temp of the bird's thigh with a meat thermometer after about 90 minutes.  165F-175F is your target.     

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Welcome to SMF! welcome.gif
We're glad to have you. The search bar at the top is your most valuable resource here. This forum has been around for over ten years, so there is a good chance that any questions you may have, have already been answered (they may have 10 different answers, but you'll get an instant response non the less).
Please be sure to post your smokes along with your process and recipes. We will be glad to help you along the way and we may also learn something new ourselves in the process. Also, don't forget the very important Q view! (We're mad for pics on here 😁)
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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.
David

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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a warm humid day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

Gary

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