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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by boon75, Dec 31, 2011.
Hi forum, I'm boon75 and i'm from Winterville Nc and hoping to have fun with all of you.
hi guys i have a question. I just recieved my brinkman vertical smoker and i smoked some pork loin but the temp never seemed to get right because to me the smoker wasnt hot enough. I kept throwing on apple chips and that helped with smoke but the smoker never really get hot the gauge was reading around 150 but never got hotter. what am i doing wrong, please help me.
Hello Boon 75 to SMF -
Please do us a favor and update your profile to include your location
to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse
Happy New Year
Good luck and good smoking.
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Would you please update your profile info to include your location. Thank-you.
And happy new year
Thanks for all love, I bought a 5.5
Pd boston butt today to smoke tomorrow any ideas on how to get this baby started. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year Boon75 and welcome to SMF.
This site has tons of info.
I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.
Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!
Take the awesome free E-Course!!!
Have a great day!!!
Make bacon the easy way!!
Thanks man, I have been reading a lot but thanks anyway these post and recipes are great. Im just hoping my boston butt comes out alright I'm putting it on I'll a few minutes.
is that the gauge that on the smoker ? They can be off by 50 or more. (My gauge reads 150 but the smoker will be 225 to 250)
A real good gauge is the MAVERICK ET-732 REMOTE SMOKER THERMOMETER. http://www.amazenproducts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MAVET-732
as far as the Butt make sure you take it to 200 to 205 IT.
by the way to SMF.
First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.
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welcome aboard. looks like you ar stating out right. reading asking ?'s and smoken a little butt. Good job and good luck, it's adddicting ! ! "UP IN SMOKE" from Texas.