Hey everyone

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tbonez, May 27, 2016.

  1. tbonez

    tbonez Newbie

    Got myself a 55gal drum smoker last year n been havin a blast with it. Side note there was a free pickup of metal today so donated the old gas grill that I haven't used in years. Anyway this thing works great except I can't seem to get the temp below 225. The guy who built it has 6 holes drilled near the top for 3 hangers so it's hard to choke it down for a slow low temp cook. I have a plan to remedy that n will share later if it works. I'm doing a pork shoulder on Sunday ( 1st attempt ) any suggestions? Also planning to experiment on some chicken thighs Monday with a different type of marinade. I'll let ya know how that turns out also.
  2. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your cook sounds delicious T   Welcome! 
  3. smokinal

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

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to have you aboard.

  4. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome to the group.

    Glad you found this site.

    I can't give you any suggestions, 'cause I don't know enough yet.

    Pretty new to this myself, but if you jump out into the the pork section

    and ask your question.

    I think you will get a much better response.


  5. tbonez

    tbonez Newbie

    Thanx guys. Pretty stoked I found this site. Lookin toup my cooking skills. Think I'll take your advice gearjammer n check it out.
  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum tbonez!  Glad you joined us.  I know that limiting airflow will allow lower temps, so those holes could be a problem.  Why do you want to go below 225?  I smoke butts, brisket, and ribs between 225 and 250.  I do poultry at 325-350.


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