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  1. C

    Old BBQ070 to digital?

    I purchased an older traeger with the 3 position switch a few years ago. It has always worked flawlessly but the switch is starting to be a real pain to move. I’m interested recommendations on going digital. There’s not much info out there. Also by doing this can I have a shut down sequence...
  2. C

    Help! Pitboss1100pb

    Hello, I just bought a pitboss 1100 from lowes been messing with this thing for about 2 weeks now. Tried smoking and everything cooks way to fast. I have it set on p7 and my temp gauge is still reading 250-290. I've messed with the cap on the smoke stack, tried different pellets. Tried looking...
  3. T

    Smoking today, eating burnt ends tomorrow

    Hello friends! Just joined this forum after reading many of all of your posts to help me begin smoking. Thank you all. I'm smoking a brisket right now, and I decided to separate the point from the flat before I rubbed or smoked anything. One reason being that I wanna make burnt ends with that...
  4. Bsrdsteve

    New to Offset and Charcoal Smoking, Help.

    New to smoking and used an electric smoker for the last year. I just purchased a Dyna Glo vertical offset smoker. Did some suggested mods (sealed the seams and placed a heat diverter in the cook box). I started by seasoning it and testing with a lump hickory coal. Got a real heavy white smoke...
  5. M

    Featured In Need Of Some Guidance On A Build!

    I am relatively new to forums in general, but I cam across this one when I was looking for cold smoker plans. I am currently a high school senior in rural Montana who is an avid fisher and hunter. I enjoy cooking as it has always been my passion and wanted to explore the world of smoking b...
  6. K

    Wrapped my ribs in foil before smoking

    So of course the first time i attempt the 2 1 1 method of smoking ribs without recipe reference, I goofed and instead if letting them sit bare on the wrack for the first 2 hours I wrapped them tight in foil and put them in, not realizing my mistake until the 2 hour alarm went off. I'm positive...
  7. M

    HELP - Pit Boss 4-1 Electric Smoker Not Getting Above 150

    My Thanksgiving is in danger!!! My Pit Boss 4-1 electric smoker is not getting above 150 degrees. I have a 19lb turkey, the smoker can do up to 20lbs. The temp outside is in the low 40s. The vents are also open and the temp is turned all the way to high. I also have the prob in the breast. I...
  8. L

    Pitboss 820 Issues(hot rod or electrical)

    I've got a Pitboss 820 i bought from lowes a few months back, we used it a few times with great results but after the fourth or so time, the device stopped heating. I did some research and settled on the hotrod not working. Ordered a new one and swapped it out. After which, it still did not heat...
  9. R

    First smoke, 8lb bone-in pork shoulder. Fingers Crossed!

    First smoke on my new Pit Boss Pro. Almost 4 hours salted in the fridge. Made my own rub, probably not enough. Rub was a whole lot of fresh ground pepper, plenty of garlic powder, dried minced onion(all I had on hand), a couple dashes of paprika, a dash of cayenne, and a dash of cumin...
  10. S

    Need help with a unique build would love to pick someones Brain on it!!!!

    Hello I am building a 36 " by 60" smoker and it is a bit unique im going to put the fire box in the pit use the top of the box as a griddle and use 4x4 tubing to basically plumb the smoke to the rest of the pit just wondering if anyone else thinks this idea will work or has a better idea? Im...
  11. J

    wood chips

    Hi all! I have been shopping around for woodchips to smoke with and have noticed there are varying sizes between brands and was hoping someone would be able to tell me if there is a more optimal size for smoking with chips or if the different sizes simply have different uses. Thanks in advance...
  12. Jonathan Carlson

    New Smoker and Member, NM Land of Enchantment

    Hello SMF members! I'm new, as you can tell from the title. I'm a 31 year old, 11 year airforce veteran and married with a growing family that needs a hobby. I found one that I love.. Smoking! Father's Day coming up, I've been going to lowes a bit lately and found an offset combo by OKJ and I...
  13. whiteysnapple

    Rookie Smoker

    So I used my smoker I received as a gift for the first time a couple weeks ago (Masterbuild - Propane) I don't really know what i'm doing outside of reading manuals and instructions. I soaked my woochips for about 6 hours before i started and they burned up in now time. Are you supposed to keep...
  14. S

    First time smoker - masterbuild charcoal

    Hello my BBQ people! I am currently curing my smoker and am excited to start using it. I have already experimented with indirect heat smoking on my gas grill (chicken breasts, pork loin, chicken wings) and slow oven "smoking," (pork shoulder and beef brisket) but this is my first time using...
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