New to Smoking, Need some Help!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hinglia, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. hinglia

    hinglia Newbie


    I got myself a Master built gas smoker prepped it with door seal & Lava rocks. Haven't been able to figure out proper temperature setting yet. Few newbie questions:-

    1) How far off is Inbuilt temp gauge ?

    2) First time I did Baby back ribs they were done in less than three hours (seems like my temp setting was too high??)

    3) Today just when I thought I found setting to keep temp at 300 (assuming that it'll be off by at least 25%) & left it for couple of hours the ribs turned out burnt.

    Note: I did buy a Charboil multi sensor thermometer upon testing I found out that it's giving me wrong readings. Hence I did not use it for

            my last try.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  3. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hi, the best thing for you to do right now would

    be to go to the search bar and type in thermometers.

    Read a few of those posts, lots of great info there.

    But either way a good therm is a must have item.

    Use a good therm, follow that recipe that Al gave you

    your ribs will be great next time.

  4. hinglia

    hinglia Newbie

    Thanks for your replies.

    I'll be getting Maverick ET- 733 before my next cookout. And will let you know how it turns out.
  5. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I smoke Baby loin back ribs at 250-275* for about 3-31/2 hours and usually get a good bend. If the bend is good, I sauce/glaze the racks twice for about 15 minutes each time. The temp will drop while saucing the ribs and won't get too high before the next sauce time. All the friends and family really like my ribs. Just my $0.02, give them a try.

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