Masterbuilt Propane smoker

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boisblancboy, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. I have a Masterbuilt propane smoker and use chunks all the time. I never use chips, only chunks or pellets.
  2. I too got this Smoker from Santa. I opened her up a couple weeks ago and have had great success-especially as a rookie. I'm on my 7 smoke and for most part, all smokes have been awesome. Last night my turkey stalled out after 7 hours. I couldnt get it past 159 degrees but thats the only issue I've had so far
  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. jake60

    jake60 Newbie

    I have the 40" version. It says the same, but I use chunks just fine.

    Jaybird, mine did the same last night!
    For hours stayed @160! Bumped it to 350 for about 1 hour.
  5. It just said to use wood chips.
  6. Are you guys using chunks in the pan that comes with it or are you using a cast iron skillet?
  7. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use a cast iron skillet in mine, but honestly have only smoked chips and pellets.  Never done chunks.
  8. What's the purpose of using a cast iron skillet?
  9. Hi Boisblancboy,

    I picked up the 2 door Masterbuilt smoker last summer.   I'm pretty new to it still but this site has answered all my questions so far.  I figure you've probably found a lot of threads about how to use a skillet in these forums already, but if not, just do a few searches.  That said, the cast iron skillet keeps the chips or chunks from flaring up.  I use a 6 inch cast iron skillet in my smoker and I even cover it with some tin foil with a hole or three poked in the foil.  I put the skillet right on the chip pan with no additional modifications (to the pan itself).   I found it best to only use 1 chunk at a time.  This helps to keep the smoke thin and blue.

    Good luck!
  10. A bit of clarification,  I use 1 chunk at a time if its big... I'll use a few small chunks at a time.  Nice thing about the 2 door you can open that bottom door without losing a lot of the heat / smoke.

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