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New smoker!

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Hello all,  

 

 

I'm a long-time lurker, first time poster.  A lot of great info on this site that I have used so thank you!

 

Over the past several years I have been using a couple un-insulated propane smokers and when it comes to making deer sticks, I feel like I have a pretty damn good end product figured out (see photo - tastes even better than it looks).  

I usually use Hickory chips to give it a flavor we all like without getting them too smokey.  The problem I have with the propane smokers is how inconsistent the temps are top to bottom, left to right, front to back, making it a real pain in the arse getting the sticks done in the amount of time it should be taking.  

 

That being said, a buddy of mine made me a gravity smoker and I am very excited to start making sticks on it (among everything else we like to smoke).  My question is for those with experience with gravity smokers - what are you using for lump coal and wood for flavoring without getting it too smokey?  My understanding is that with this type of smoker you will naturally get a more smokey flavor especially with the long smokes.  Any advise is greatly appreciated.  

 

By the way, here are a few photos of the new smoker!  I bought the flamemaster 200 wifi controller that we tried out this weekend while cooking ribs and appears to work great.  

 

 

and of course the ribs......

 

post #2 of 5
Welcome from SC. it's good to have you on this great site.
post #3 of 5

Welcome to SMF!

 

I see this is your first post.

 

When you can would you swing over to roll call & introduce yourself.

 

Then we can all give you a proper SMF welcome!

 

Al

post #4 of 5

Hello and welcome, congratulations on the new smoker.

Very good looking piece of equipment.

May you enjoy it through many delicious smokes.

 

                    Ed

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Originally Posted by bkrantz View Post
 

My question is for those with experience with gravity smokers - what are you using for lump coal and wood for flavoring without getting it too smokey?  My understanding is that with this type of smoker you will naturally get a more smokey flavor especially with the long smokes.  Any advise is greatly appreciated.  

 

 

 

 

So my real question was buried in that first post.  Any thoughts on this?

 

thanks! 

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