Hello, I am a first time smoker and new to this site.. just cured my smoker this morning and started smoking venison backwoods trail bologna this morning.. I have 4lbs venison and 1lb pork mixed in the 5 casings which are 1 1/2" x 12" . Following LEMs instructions. I dried them in the smoker for 1 hour at 140F at 11:30 a.m i bumped up the heat to 170F and smoked at that temp for 4 hours.. @ 3:30pm I bumped the heat up to 190F. After 4 1/2 Hrs I just bumped it to 195 because my bologna temp was staying at 142 .. Just wondering how long it usaully takes or if i should go up to 200F? to get my bologna temp to 165f. I couldnt find any real timelines for the directions I have.. Any help would be great... I have a Cajun Injector smoker with glass door and insulated if that matters..
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12/20/15 at 5:16pm