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bought a new smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by newsmokerky, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's probably a good idea to weigh out chips for Mes smokers etc. at the beginning of a smoke to get consistent results and tweak from there.
     
  2. newsmokerky

    newsmokerky Smoke Blower

    No clue what the chunks weighed, but two 2" squarish chunks wrapped in heavy alum foil lasted about 4 hours at 225. Added two more chunks about the same size, and they lasted about the same amount of time. Just put another chunk about the same size in, and turned up to 250. IT is about 155 after 8 hours. Bark looks pretty good. When this chunk is gone, I'm going to foil it if I don't change my mind.
     
  3. newsmokerky

    newsmokerky Smoke Blower

    Just foiled the butt. IT at 160, bark is good. 9 hours in. This Smokin it is stress free. No worries about temps fluctuating. Only issue is the smoke not lasting very long. On my next butt, I think I'll set it up on Friday night when I get home from work. Add some more chunks before I go to bed, and let it go all night.
     
  4. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you foil the chunks are you making lump charcoal you can then add to your charcoal for your grill or is there enough air to turn it to ash?
     
  5. newsmokerky

    newsmokerky Smoke Blower

    First chunks were not ash. Haven’t checked since turning it off last night. I’ll look after church.
     
  6. newsmokerky

    newsmokerky Smoke Blower

    Bark is good. Flavor excellent, but a bit dry. Bone came out clean but not as easy as I’m accustomed to. Never had a butt turn out dry. It had been frozen. Would that make it dry? I had a tray under it to catch the juices so I poured that in the shred. Pretty good for first smoke with the new one.
     

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  8. shrews824

    shrews824 Fire Starter

    Congratulations on the #2. I have the exact model and love it dearly. I smoke nearly every weekend. Can't get enough of it. Enjoy!!!
     
  9. tomd8

    tomd8 Fire Starter

    Congrats on the #2. Some months back I purchased a #3 and absolutely love it. I don't know if you determined why no smoke but I foil chunks, chips and pellets and use them just fine. One silly thing that came to mind was to make sure to poke holes in the foil. The wood in the foil is reduced to charcoal not ash. Ash implies that you had a flair up. Good luck with it.
     
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  11. Enjoy your smoker!
     
  12. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    no bark/

    HT