Proud new owner of yet another Masterbuilt Smoker!.. Seasoning Time

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by rubadubcubb, May 13, 2011.

  1. Hey guys! I've been wanting to learn the art of smoking meat and i've taken the plunge and decided to start with a electric smoker.. where I live, the nearest bbq joint is 40 mins away.. I live in the outskirts of seattle washington FYI. and i usually spend 20 dollars just on the meat itself.. i crave this stuff often.. so anyways i picked up the smoker last night.. and i just finished "Seasoning" the unit..



    All went well.. it told me to run it 275'f for 3 hours.. and then add chips with the remaining 45 minutes left.. so i added the chips "I dident soak em though"  and was getting a great amount of smoke.. almost too much lol.. was curious to see what was up..

    Anyways since im new to this .. i opened the door and ofcourse it flared up...

    Im assuming that happened because i had it at max temp.. and dident soak the chips... Maybe im wrong? help please lol.. i did lower the temp to 225f though just to be carefull

    I then tryed adding a just a few chips to the loader and loaded it and i kept the vents shut and managed to get great smoke without flare-ups and temp. changes..


    If im trying to slow cook a brisket, what temp should i reach to have the meat nice and moist and pull apart easily?
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Have a great day!!!

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics, & even if you are an experienced smoker you may learn something new. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard. Don't forget we all love Qview!  

    As for the brisket, it is not a good choice for your first smoke. Do something easy like beer can chicken or pork butt. Try a fattie or some ABT's. After you learn your new smoker then tackle a brisket. They are one of the hardest cuts of meat to smoke successfully.
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF

    Like Al said, start out with something easy, and figure out your smoker.

    Pork Shoulder is a great place to start

    Good Luck!


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