Electric Smoker and time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by azgramps, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Hey all, I smoke at a temp of 225-245 and regardless of how long the recipes say it is always done much earlier. I have a Masterbuilt 30in Electric smoker.

    The meat always has a pretty good smoke ring evenly distributed just wondering about the time.

    Any ideas?
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    About the only thing that can cause that is the smoker is hotter than you think it is.

    Are you using the gauge on the MES, because they are notorious

    for being messed up.

    You will generally want to use an independent thermometer

    like a maverick 732 or 733.

    There are many more, those are just the ones that come to mind real quick.

  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  4. smokinal

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

    It really doesn't matter what the recipe says the cook time will be.

    The meat is done when it's done.

    Like the others said, get a good dual probe thermometer, so you can monitor the smoker temp & the meat temp.

  5. mincraig

    mincraig Newbie

    Check out the Thermo Works Chef Alarm. Great remote probe thermometer. Very accurate.
    rick paul likes this.

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