Masterbuilt Female needs help!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by katymeg, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. katymeg

    katymeg Newbie

    Hi All. Briefly, I haven't used my Masterbuilt Electric smoker in a few years.  I am going to make a smoked pork butt for Thanksgiving so I had a few questions.  A lot of questions actually.

    I have Jeff's tubular pellet holder (can't remember the name, but it lights at both ends).

    1)  Should I brine my pork butt first?  If so, what do you recommend?

    2)  What flavor of pellets should I use?

    3)  How long to do you think an 8-lb pork butt will take?  

    4)  What temp should I set my smoker to?

    5)  What is the maximum internal temperature I should look for?

    6) How many times should I refill my pellet holder?

    7 What's the best way to s store the smoked pork in the refrigerator (since I will be doing it the day before), and the best way to reheat it in order to maintain it's moisture.  

    Thank you soooo much, in advance, for all your help.  I know those are a lot of questions, but I think I will be using the smoker more in the future so I need to get my sea-legs.

  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    See my answers above. 

    That works well for me...
  3. katymeg

    katymeg Newbie

    Thank you so very much!!!
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    CB has you covered. I would suggest making sure it still works

  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Richie has a good point.  Electronic things like to act up when you really need them.  Do a chicken smoke or other test cook a few weeks in advance of the big day.
  6. schlotz

    schlotz Meat Mopper


    I highly recommend you try out that unit well before TurkeyDay to make sure it works properly.  Hopefully its been stored in a dry place and a light clean up is all that's required.  BTW: trying it also means using the smoker tube you mentioned so you know how long it will provide smoke. 

  7. delbbq

    delbbq Fire Starter

      You can always cheat..!!

     Bed of sweet onion in slow cooker,add roast and some sauce late at night and cook on low overnight.Keep warm

    until about 3 hrs from serving,place in foil pan with some of the juice and all of the onions. Smoke and pull slowly as you go

    adding liquid from the slow cooker and sauce/spices to taste as you smoke.I also put pineapple in the slow cooker..!!
  8. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Lots of good smoking between now and Thanksgiving.

    But checking the thing out and getting used to how it acts

    is a very good thing.

    Practice and play with it, you'll be a lot more confident when the day arrives.

    Pictures would be a good thing.

    Have fun with it.


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