- Aug 4, 2006
Hello everybody! as I have said already I'm new to the smokin' world. Well I started this past spring. So that's still fresh meat. Anyway my grand parents have a summer place in Woodhaven Lakes. They moved to Arizona about two years back, so I started going there almost every weekend for the past year for the upkeep of it(it's only two hours from Chicago, out in the country). Well my grand father has a turkey fryer that is also a smoker. It is a Masterbuilt 7-in-1 smoker it is about 10 years old and my grandfather said he has never smoked a thing on it and only used it to fry turkeys. Needless to say he has no Idea how the smoker part works. I've gone to the Masterbuilt web site and read the manual And read all other info about this smoker. The info for it is very limited if any! It is a propane smoker and I'm having trouble keeping the temp. down to about 230 degrees and keeping it there. My question is am I suppossed to use the propane all the time or am I supposed to use charcoal and wood chips or just wood chips and chunks and just use the propane to just light the coals/wood. And when I use chunks and they burn up and stop smoking do they give off heat. Am I supposed to take them off and replace them with new chunks of wood. Its nice to have a place that I can ask questions and not feel stupid. To go and talk to some one about my new addiction. By the way it has been going on 5 days since my last smoke session and I'm going through withdraws. Only a couple hours longer till I'm off for another smoke filled weekend. Any info you can share would be great!