Help!!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by muscleoverimport69, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Im Smoking a Chuck Tender Roast and a beer but chivken right now. The temp is staying consitentant at about 220-230. This is the first smoke i have done. The smoke out of the smoke stack keeps going away. About every 30 mins. is this normal or do you need to keep adding Chunks of wood. I am using the minion methodwith unburnt coals on bottom with wood chunks on top of hot coals. Help me please Thanks
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You will need to add chunks or chips as you go. With that said tho remember if you can smell the wood so can the meat. The idea is to have thin blue smoke not billowing white smoke
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Exactly what Piney said, plus, depending on the size of the chunks you may be able to load more in there than what you have as I'm not sure what you started out with.

    Nice temp you're maintaining.
     
  4. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Do you flip the meat at all?
     
  5. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    As stated above just because you do not see smoke does not mean you are not smoking. Give it some time even if you do not see smoke. Keep in mind though you could have a fire with the chunk/chips check make sure you do not have a fire going. If it is just a matter of your wood burnt out wait a bit in between adding chunks.

    Are you soaking the wood in water before adding? If not this may help out some.
    T&B (Thin and Blue) and S&L (Slow and Low) are the way to go.
     
  6. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't flip. Just let it sit.
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I don't flip either with the door or lid closed the smoke gets all around it
     
  8. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    What temperatures are you planning on cooking the meat and how much does the chicken and beef weigh?
     
  9. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Thabks everyone. I will Let you know how it goes later andmaybe post some pics. If I need anything else ill be back.
     
  10. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    its about a 3 pound beef and 3 pound chicken. Dunno on the ending temp for the beef though
     
  11. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

  12. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Thanks I got a Apple juice Apple Cider Vinegar mix to mop it with
     
  13. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    My temp is stuck at about 185 it aint movin
     
  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chicken temp?? It's done!
     
  15. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    sorry the grill temp is there not the food
     
  16. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    muscle, when I load up my charcoal box I place wood chunks in with the briquettes; of couse the depth of your charcoal box will determine how much wood you can layer in with the briquettes.

    As to your temp drop-has your charcoal burnt down? Sounds like it's time to load back up.
     
  17. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    I totally forgot about the coals I just started a new set of coals to throw in there Thanks alot everyone
     
  18. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We're here to help! Don't forget to post some q-view. What kind of smoker are you using?
     
  19. muscleoverimport69

    muscleoverimport69 Smoke Blower

    Ive got a chargriller with the side basket. How do you post pics i tried and said it was to big
     
  20. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

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