- Joined Nov 14, 2009
8# been on in Royal Oak electric for 16 hours around 215 - 230. No bark and internal temp is just now reading 168. What gives ?
Aah, I thought something seemed familiar about your situation...so, you got higher humidty right above the water pan, and less heat because the pan will baffle the heat.My smoker is a 3 rack so I pulled the middle rack so the slab could fit. Next time I will pull the top one and stick it on the middle one. I will also set my temp at the 235 - 240 range. My water pan only holds about a pint and it lasted about 3 - 4 hours before refill at those temps (215 - 225). It was sitting right above pan i.e. next time I'll move it higher.
that was gonna be my question, If the water pan deflects most of the heat, and the heat is only running at 215-230 would the meat be out of the D-zone in 4hrs!Just as a matter of safety, how long did it take to get past 140 ? Do you know for sure? When did you insert the probe
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