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post #1 of 12
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My name is Walt I love to barbque but haven't done any (1 time) food in a smoker. I have eaten food done in a smoker and liked it so much I went out and bought one. I bought one that runs on propane. It's called "Smoker Vault". Anyway I made a Boston Butt/ Pork and It was 8lbs. I cut it into two 4 lb pices and set the temp at 225 and cooked for 5 hours. It wasn't done so I put one in the oven for an hr. and continued to smoke the other for another hour and a half at 250. They both tasted ok but not quite where i had hoped they would be. I probably did a lot of things wrong but I want to learn the right way. I used apple wood chips in the chip tray and there was plenty of water in the water tray.

post #2 of 12
If you're looking to pull that butt, this will tell you everything you need to know!! It works amazingly

try again and let us see
post #3 of 12
Walt welcome to SMF you've come to the right place. Before long you'll be producing lots of great Q. You might want to sign up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse its full of great info and its free. Also check out this link and try another butt soon using this method and it'll come out great.
post #4 of 12
Welcom ta SMF!! This place will have ya turnin out great Q in no time!!
post #5 of 12
You probably didn't cook those butts long enough.

Chicken, sausuage & pork butts are good good items to start with.

Keep at it. Half the fun is tinkering around with methods and recipes.
post #6 of 12
Welcome Walt, you've come to the right place. :)
post #7 of 12
Welcome WP.
post #8 of 12
Welcome. As others have said, take the 5 day course and read up on all the stickies and browse through the threads in general. And last but not least...practice makes perfect(though I will never say it is perfect just so I can smoke something elseicon_lol.gif).
post #9 of 12
Welcome to the SMF, plenty of smokers like your's putting out great Q. Kepp reading the forums, plenty of great advise and tips on smokin' all types of meat, and then some.
post #10 of 12
Welcome. Enjoy the forum and keep at it. My first butt didn't come out to good either, but now they're much better.
post #11 of 12
you are taking the first steps of a journey of smokey excelence. We have all turned out a bad que or two when we started, but you will get better with all of the experience you get to share in.

people around here will amaze you everyday.

I know I am amazed evertime I look at these threads. great cooks and even better personalities.

have fun
post #12 of 12
welcome aboard, tons of good people here with lots of good info. they have help me along.
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