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  1. jkraft

    Pork Butt Sale $0.87/#....

    I don't see why not! If I lived down there and had the freezer space I'd be all over that! I recently just bought 100lbs. for 0.99/lb which I thought was a great price up here in the north!
  2. jkraft

    Canadian Bacon rounds...pizza style

    Has anyone made some style of the Hormel pizza style Canadian bacon rounds? My wife has asked me to make some like this. I usually just do up the pork loin style but would like to do the small rounds. Wondering if I just do the same cure on a pork loin or even a pork butt cut up for BBB and...
  3. jkraft

    18" smoke vault

    yes i am using the water pan....i just can't get it to work right when the temps are higher. it works pretty good when its like -10 or so. i'm gonna need to figure this one out i'm going to be movin into an apartment soon and it would be perfect for the balcony or garage. and i will nlot...
  4. jkraft

    Who's got a smoke going this weekend?

    yup....doin 50 lbs of sausage. gonna try out the newley remodeled freezer smoker.(just added 2 more elements in the cavity...now she cooks to whatever temp i want it at)...we are doin all diff kinds i believe. it's my buddy that is supplyin the meat, i'm supplying the smoker. sweetness.
  5. jkraft

    18" smoke vault

    does anybody own one of these? i do and i cannot get the temps to stay anywhere plus i have to have it really really hot to get any smoke to start. especially in the summer...might as well not even think about smokin then. just wonderin if anybody else has had this problem.
  6. jkraft

    tried the new freezer smoker this weekend

    i have a 3" pipe out the top with a damper in it. i had i closed when doing this hoping to keep the heat in better. yes i am preheating it to about 190 before i put anything in it. i think i'm gonna have to bite the bullet and go to the store and get another element or 2. man that sucks...
  7. jkraft

    tried the new freezer smoker this weekend

    well it would hold around 140. then we enclosed the bottom and the temp rose a little but not much. it took like 6 or more hrs for the sticks to get done. not good! they turned out ok but dry.. they should only take 2 1/2 hours at 195deg. the second batch went better after i went and got a...
  8. jkraft

    tried the new freezer smoker this weekend

    i don't have any pics of the element. all it is is an 8" coil burner from the top of a stove. yes it is wired 240v i just don't understand why it isnt working...i would move the burner to the inside of the cavity but i dont want to have to open the door everytime i need to add chips either...
  9. jkraft

    tried the new freezer smoker this weekend

    well i just tried my recent smoker build this weekend. DID NOT WORK WOTH A HOOT!!!!! back to the drawing board(pics in roll call) i need more heat! i have 1 2600w. element in the heat/smoke box below and now i think i am goin to have to add 2 more 100 watters in the cavity itself. i had...
  10. jkraft

    new to the sit...got questions on temps

    well here we go.... i have no idea what i am doing, hope it works!! the box below the freezer houses my element and chips. <a href="http://s725.photobucket.com/albums/w...urrent=077.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/w...aft_01/077.jpg" border="0"...
  11. jkraft

    new to the sit...got questions on temps

    ya i want to post pics but i dont know how to get them from the computer to this site. i'm not very computer literate.
  12. jkraft

    new to the sit...got questions on temps

    thanks.. my roast was about 4 lbs and my smoker was holing temp at about 205...it was really windy and snowing here (in fargo, ND). i think i might have to add a smaller burner in the inside of the cavity to make sure i can get it up to 220 consistently. the thermostat i have is very accurate...
  13. jkraft

    new to the sit...got questions on temps

    hey guys/gals how is it goin. im new to the site and so far i love it!! ok here we go...i recently just got done building a smoker out of an old freezer and its all digital thermostat with a electric burner. my thermostat can only go to 220 and was wondering if that wouuld be good enough...
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