Cold Smoking a pork butt before Heat Smoking

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by jakersummit, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. jakersummit

    jakersummit Newbie

    Hello All-

    I have a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. For a beginner, it works pretty well. My biggest complaint is it doesn't get smokey enough. I am constantly refilling the smoking tray, and still doesn't quite get there. I know that with an electric smoker, it is only going to do so much.

    Until I can upgrade my smoker, I was curious if I am better off cold smoking it for an hour or two before got to Heat Smoking. I have an A-Maze-N cold smoker, which does generate a lot of smoke in my masterbuilt. Would this work?


  2. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit


    I don't think cold smoking larger cuts of meat such as a pork butt is a good idea.  You need to watch the 4 hour rule carefully.

  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have the amnps use it with pellets to hot smoke.
  4. jakersummit

    jakersummit Newbie

    I thought about doing that, but I heard there can be some safety issues having the heat on with amps going inside the unit.

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