New member and first time smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bald smoker, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. I just bought a Masterbuilt gass smoker and I am ready and excited to get started!  I noticed in the preseasoning the smoker stop smoking after about 20 mins, is this normal? I used two cups of soaked woodchips. I plan on starting with a chicken for my wifes birthday dinner.

  2. WElcome to SMF......[​IMG]..I don't know much about MGS since I am a lump coal smoker but It sounds normal to me. The others can chime in and you will get your answers soon...Glad you are here.....[​IMG]
  3. Hello and welcome to SMF! Can't help you with the gasser because I have an electric.
  4. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome! Yes is is normal at first, you will constantly be seeking a better method for making smoke in your gasser (which is half the fun for me). Start by using big chunks, big chunks with small chips all around, soaked, not soaked. Try different containers (cake pan or cast iron skillet) just keep after it! Also you are looking to make "thin blue whispey smoke" not white billowey smoke. Also check the accuracy of the stock thermo, they are usually way off. The next thing you should purchase is a digital thermo (or two if you can swing it).
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF I am electric also...
  6. Thanks! I did order a digital thermometer today. I also figure what the heck, I had one rack of ribs in the fridge and a couple pieces of chicken. So I am trying my first meal. Tomorrow is the big one with smoked whole chicken for my wife’s birthday dinner! When I was breaking in the unit the heat was high, there is less smoke at 250 degrees. Thanks again for teh advice.

  7. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. Check out  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info, and may help ya out. Smoking  5-Day e-Course  

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