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Got the smoker fired up and made the dumbest mistake ever


Fire Starter
Joined Sep 12, 2016
So i got a beautiful Boston Butt on the Smoker, and just for kicks i made myself a nice breakfast fatty for snacking. I really hate to waste room on my smoker, so I try to do a couple things at once just because I feel like i'm accomplishing more than I am. So anyway, I made a beautiful bacon wrapped fatty, lattice is so awesome, I put it on the smoker on my stack side, let it sit for about an hour I go check the temp and its down to 200, not horrible but my smoker hums so easy at 225-250, and I spent about 30 minutes tinkering with drafts, vents, and even a fan then I opened my smoker and saw it....I nearly perfect circle on top of my fatty.....I put it just a bit close to the stack and except for one small section I had nearly choked off my smoke stack, and clogged up my smoker with my fatty. I guess its not always true, bacon doesn't make everything better...Smokin ain't easy but it sure is fun.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Dec 26, 2007
Things like that happen! It's called learning I bet you don't do it again!


Fire Starter
Joined Sep 12, 2016
Definately not, just thought it was hillarious, I was working my butt off trying to get my heat up and my own food was working against me.


Smoking Guru
Staff member
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jan 4, 2014
Ha! Pray that is the worst thing that ever happens when smoking!

We've all got some stories like that. I buried the probe of my thermometer into a brisket on my offset once. Like you, I jacked with it for a long time trying to figure out why I had a cold spot!


Joined Jun 28, 2016
From the looks of it,youre still going to have a happy ending![emoji]128523[/emoji]

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