OK I need some help. I just put my first Butt in the smoker. My smoker was set for 235*. I put a probe in the butt and one in the smoker my temp gauge is a Mav 73. I put it in at 5pm. When I put it in my IT read 45* and my smoker read 83*. As I said my smoker is set for 235*. Its 5:30 pm now and my smoker temp is175* and my IT is 66*. Do I leave my smoker temp set for 235* or do I crank it up where the smoker temp will go ahead and get up to 235* and then start turning the thermostate back down when the smoker temp reaches 235* or Do I just leave it alone and let it creep up on its own ? Its climbing real slow and I know that I have to get the IT up to 140* within 4 hours...
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4/6/10 at 7:38pm