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FIRE WENT OUT! Any advice for a "stop and start?"

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by nyc smoke, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. nyc smoke

    nyc smoke Newbie

    Folks I'm ashamed to say I let the vent on the bottom of my trusty Pit Barrel Smoker get loose (and told myself "I'll tighten up that screw later!" and oh boy, now it's later) and it slid shut last night in the middle of an overnight 12 lb. Brisket smoke. Woke up to a cold fire and a dry, cold Brisket in limbo...

    I restocked and restarted the smoker (with Humphrey's all natural mesquite briquettes) and got it back up to 225. Spritzed the meat and reset the probes. Hmmm....

    I'm fully prepared for this to end up as beef jerky, but ANY ADVICE on what to do in the second half of this game?
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You should be fine. Yours is not the first smoker that died overnight...JJ
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

  4. nyc smoke

    nyc smoke Newbie

    Well after restarting and spending the morning back in the barrel, not so bad, but not my finest brisket either... Sliced and served the point and middle portions at a friend's party, they were moist and everyone loved them. Took the ends and dry, flat portions home with me to chop for brisket and potato hash. THANK YOU ALL for your encouragement!
  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Good call on what to use the less desirable portions for!