Hey, I'm a beginner at this whole smoking thing. I'm in the middle of smoking a brisket as I type this, problem is it's really F-ing cold outside and I can't get the temp. in my smoker up over 180-190 degrees. Is this gonna have any effect on the meat, or will it just take longer for it to smoke? I started it about 2 hours ago, and it seems to be doing alright. I am really taking care not to open the smoker until I need to mop it so as not to loose what heat I have. At this rate I plan on taking it out after about 6 hours and just finishing her up in the oven, but I'm concerned it won't turn out right because of my heat situation. Any sugestions?
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12/21/07 at 12:52am