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Oops, what was I thinking?

waterski

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Newbie here, today was/is my 3rd time smokin'.

On the rack: Turkey, 2 Fatties, and some of Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans.

Using Chargriller Offset, this time took some advice from other posts to do a few minor tweaks to my very basic setup before lightin' the fire. 1-invert the charcoal rack in the main body to act as a diffuser and 2-lengthen the chimney so it extends further down into the smoke chamber.

#1 seems to have worked great
#2 I'm sure would also have worked, except I made a nearly disastrous mistake, I put the pan of beans at the end of the chamber and when I closed the smoker lid, the chimney extended all the way into the beans. As a result, I had very poor to no ventilation for 2 hours before I realized my blunder.

The Fatties came out fantastic though, as did the beans. As for the turkey, I'll know in about an hour. I feel like a complete moron, but I'm sure I will never do that again. I know, I should have noticed the lack of smoke coming out the top, but I didn't.

Thanks to Dutch for the great beans and everyone else for the Fattie recommendations.
 

Dutch

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Welcome to SMF, Waterski. We all make some blunders from time to time. It takes guts to admit it when we do and it serves as a "heads-up" so others don't make the same mistake.

Glad you liked the Wicked Baked Beans! That was an on-going project for almost two years before I got it to where I like it. It's a favorite with the family but I still got to watch the heat thought. :roll: Feel free to change it up to suit your liking.

Enjoy!
 

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