- Joined Aug 29, 2010
My wonderful wife got me an entry level, weekend warrior style smoker for my birthday. It's the Masterbuilt 20070910, the vertical electric smoker. I preseasoned it and did the break in right away. This weekend I made up some ribs and went to work. I set the smoker to 6 hrs 30 min and let it preheat for 30 min. I took one of my fish fryer thermometer and stuck it in the vent on top. I found that the digital display ran about 20* cooler than the thermometer so I split the difference setting the digital at 220*. So on top of that I purchased a Taylor meat thermometer to watch the meat temp. It too seems to be running high. In 2 hours it told me the meat was almost done. I just stuck the probe between two bones. My guess is it's touching a bone or isn't centered. Any ideas? I've been sitting at 225* + on the fish thermo and 210 + on the digital for 4 hours and the meat probe says 178. I just don't believe it. I'm hoping the come out ok. Any advice would be appreciated.