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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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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