- Joined Dec 4, 2009
I just read through quite a few posts and think i know what i need to do to make me "new" 2nd smoker work better. Tryed smoking a 3lbs brisket (babysteps) yesterday and it came out just a few steps from a disaster.... It was the first smoke i did in this smoker i bought used for $25. Seems that the temp is about 100 degrees hotter in thermometer hight then grate hight. Thermometer says 230 but placing the probe by the grates it says 125...After 5 hrs of smoking the internal temp was only 132 degrees. I can built a baffel, not a problem as i made one for my Bandera, but i am not sure a chimney extension will help that much since the center of the chimney cutout is placed about 2 1/2" - 3" over the cooking grates. Would it help to move the chimney further down? And if so, how far?? Would like any input to as anybody think these mods will help make this a good little smoker or is it not worth the work.