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    Trouble with Heat Transfer on my DIY Smoker

    Hello all, Looking for a little help here! I helped a buddy build a very crude direct smoker a few years ago but other than that I have little to no experience with smoking so naturally I built a complicated offset smoker. I had the time and the materials were cheap so I went for it in hopes of...
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    Featured Rookie Mistake! Help Needed Fast!

    i have a bradley smoker and forgot to plug in the heating element to get the oven temperatures up. I had a 12 pound Brisket in the smoker for about 4 hours at 175°F. Then I discovered the issue and have had it running at 260°F for an hour since. I don't want to oversmoke the meat so please let...
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    Newbie Screw Up! Need help fast!

    So I have a Bradley Smoker and forgot to plug in the heating element to get the oven temperatures up. I'm smoking a 12 lbs brisket and basically had it exposed to smoke for about 4 hours at a temperature of 180°F with the oven off. I then found the mistake and got the oven running at 260°F. Its...
  4. Bigredraider

    First time smoker

    I was just given a Masterbuilt chip smoker. Only used once, my buddy didn’t realize the dedication it takes. I’m breaking my smokin’ “cherry” but doing 2 7lb pork shoulders. I’ve read that they tend to “stall at around 160 degrees... I’ve had them on for 11 hours at 250. My internal temp is 170...
  5. 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...
  6. BBQrookie71

    Rib tips advice?

    Hey guys! I've been reading a lot on here the past few months and figured it was time to join to learn more, and hopefully one day contribute. I'm doing my second smoke ever this weekend my new Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn Combo (already eyeing up full horizontal offsets on Craigslist, don't tell...
  7. L

    Newbie from New Hampshire

    Good Afternoon! Decided to venture into the world of smoking, not planning anything too intense just interested in making it into a nice hobby. Recently got my hands on a Masterbuilt 30-inch Digital Electric Smoker. I'm currently trying to figure out what I want to smoke first, so if anyone has...
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    Advice: First Time Smoking Turkey

    Hey folks! This is my first time smoking a turkey and I'm noticing something alarming. I'm cooking a 13 lb. bird keeping the temp between 225-240f. I have a probe in the turkey breast and I'm seeing the temperature rising rapidly. The bird has been cooking for about 2 hours now and it's...
  9. CSFJohn

    Smoking In Jacksonville, FL

    Hey Folks, My names John, I'm a Metal Fabricator at a small Fab. shop. I have built a dozen grills over the last 3 years, but this is my first Smoker. I'm a complete novice to the world of low and slow, so any advice, tips, what not too do's, would be most welcomed. The Smoker I'm building is a...
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