First attempt at smoking Advise needed

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by desjr, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. desjr

    desjr Newbie

    I am using my digital 40 for the first time. Got 4 large pork butts about 8lbs each. I have set the temp at 225. My question is where should the damper be positioned for best results, and is the temperature I am using correct.

  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    By Digital 40, I assume you mean Masterbuilt MES 40, so I will say with 4 Butts, 225° should be your lowest setting. You'd be better off going to 260° smoker temp, and I would open that top vent all the way--100%".

    Also Don't make your smoke too heavy!!

    Here's some Tips:

    Pulled Boston Pork Butt         
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2015

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