- Joined Jun 16, 2016
I just got a pit boss smoker and i have what seems like a dumb questionbut i figure we've all had head scratchers that turned into forehead slaps. Anyway when im smoking meat to preheat it im supposed to put on smoke setting for 15 - 20 minutes then turn disl to desired temp. My thing is i dont think the meat is getting any smoke after i turn it to right temp. Read a website that said to leave on smoke setting for 2 hrs for ribs then turn it to desired temp which makes sense because the meat won't take any more smoke flavor. Then i looked up smoking a pork shoulder and it dod mention leaving the smoke setting on at all. This is what im thinking im supposed to do. Set dial to temp to preheat then turn dial to smoke for however many hrs i want then turn back to temperature to finish cooking. What do you think? Sorry for posting a book. Thanks for any help!