right now 225 90% of the time its been between 240 and 180. However for like 3 minutes it got up to 300. My smoker seems to be very sensitive when adding wood to it. So it jumps around a lot. I've read other post from users complaining of the samething.
Hello all I am new here I am a newbie as well and usu an upright gas smoker. I started with brisket just because it was my favorite but I tried a pork but for the first time this weekend. I used a guide from a different site before finding this one. I smoked it for about 16 hrs but had the same trouble as read here. The temp on my shoulder reached 170 in about eight hours or so and was as hot as the smoker in about twelve. I was wondering if I should take it off as soon as it makes 180. Just starting to search this site now so if this has already been addressed if some one could link me it would be appreciated.
I follow this rule here http://www.deejayssmokepit.net/Pulledpork.htm. I pull mine, so I take it to a certain temp, wrap in foil and then finish it in the foil until 200*. I'd say if you're gonna slice yours then go ahead and take it off at the 180* mark.
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