- Joined Mar 23, 2013
Attempting to make venison summer sausage in my Bradley digital smoker. I started the temp at 120 and raised it 10 degrees every hour smoking it for 2 hours between 130 - 150. I stopped raising the temp when I got to 180 to avoid the so called fatting out. Trouble is I have had it in a total of 13 hours and my IT is only at 126. It only seems to raise a couple of degrees every two hours. I read that most people reach temp within 8-10 hours. Am I in trouble by taking too long to bring it up to temp? I have 12 - 1lb rolls in the smoker hanging about an inch apart. Did I overload it? Help please!