Help with a big tex smoker please.

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by frasner, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. frasner

    frasner Newbie

     Last weekend I bought a Big Tex 1400 at an estate sale for $100.00 (I don't think anybody knew what it was) Downloaded the manual and have got a 7lb butt on it right now. This is my first electric smoker. I put 2 hickory chunks in the smoke bin, both a little bit bigger than the size of a golf ball...everything was going good, all of a sudden the smoker belched, and blew out a six foot stream of smoke out of the hole in the top? I opened the door and the wood was on fire? Tossed that and put 1 piece of wood in and had the same thing happen? Temp is at 225/230....Do I need to soak these wood chunks before putting them in the smoke bin?
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    Sorry I'm not familiar with your smoker.

    Hopefully someone who is will be along shortly to help you.

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