need help for cooking on pellet smoker

Discussion in 'Beef' started by lowboy3, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. lowboy3

    lowboy3 Newbie

    hello guys first time on the site. hope someone can help me out. i just bought a pellet smoker i have cooked on it about 6 times , not doing to good with it, i have had a lot of smokers, but this one so far is not doing the job. i done slab pork ribs for about 6 hours, can not get the smoke taste in them the heat was 225. chicken same way can some one out there give me some hints ? i have read that some of the bbq teams do cook with a pellet smoker.  PLEASE HELP THANKS LOWBOY3
     
  2. well i dont have a pellet smoker but this guy does........

    http://www.smokingpit.com

    good luck partner.[​IMG]  excelsior.............woooosshhhhh
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lowboy, what type of pellet smoker is it?  I know there is a difference in the pellets used too.. some are better than others.

    I have a  Memphis Pro smoker and have had no problems with it.

    Welcome to the forum too!!
     
  4. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    Can't help you with the pellet smoker.

    I'm sure someone who has one will be along shortly.

    What model do you have?
     
  5. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Lowboy & Welcome to SMF!!

    Pellet Grills/Smokers are basically a "Pellet Fired Convection Oven"

    When the controller calls for heat, the auger adds pellets, and the fan blows faster.  This makes the pellets a very efficient fuel, but does not produce much smoke.

    Some Pellet Grill/Smokers have a "Smoke Setting".  This is usually around 180° and is where the pellets are smoldering, rather than producing heat

    Pellet choice is also important!

    Some BBQ pellets are "Blended", and contain 70%-80% Oak or Alder and 20%-30% Flavor Wood.  Most of these bags are marked with the word "Flavored" on them.  So, you're mostly cooking/smoking with Alder or Oak.  You can also use a 100% Flavor Wood Pellets, and this may give you a better smoke flavor.  I only stock 100% Flavor Wood Pellets for this reason.

    What smoker do you own?

    Does it have a "Smoke" setting?

    I also sent you a PM

    Todd
     

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