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post #21 of 30
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Still no smoke, so I was getting mad and took the smoke box out. Seems I had it in wrong, so here it goes again. DUH!
post #22 of 30
Thread Starter 
Oh wow, makes a huge difference when you have the smoke box installed correct. Smoking like crazy now. PDT_Armataz_01_15.gif

Thanks for the help guys, but one more question for today. My brisket is all thawed out in the fridge and I have my "Jeff's Rub" all mixed up. Should I rub the meat tonight and let it sit in the fridge over night, or do it in the morning just before I put it in?
post #23 of 30
I like to get the rub on the night before.
post #24 of 30
Thread Starter 
Brisket is in the smoker. I don't know if my thermometer is right or not, but the temp of the brisket is already at 140 after only an hour. Now I realize that it's only a 5 pounder, but doesn't that seem a bit quick?
post #25 of 30
Emile that does sound to fast I suggest checking the thermometer. Boil some water and see what the thermo measures when you stick it in. It should read 212* or very close. Also what is the temp of the smoker?
post #26 of 30
Thread Starter 
I think it's all good now. I have the temp of the smoker set to 225. The temps have really slowed down now and after 2.5 hours it's hovering at 150. I opened it up to have a quick peek, and it smells really good. I can't wait to sink my teeth into it!
post #27 of 30
You've hit your plateau. Your going fine. Give it some time and it will start to rise. When you take a peek at your brisket, spray some Apple Juice on it. If you have some mix the juice with some rum. Adds flavor to the bark.

PS I dont smoke with an electric smoker so I dont know if spraying liquid in it will cause a short. If so disregard. PDT_Armataz_01_26.gif
post #28 of 30
glad it's comming along good-u gonna love the finished product-yumm-great job squid.
post #29 of 30
It sounds right so far! Remember its going to plateau now so don't worry if it does not advance for a few hours!
DON'T try to make it hotter in there... Just keep a steady temp and the plateau will end when it decides to do so!!!
post #30 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help everyone. Q-View here..
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