New to Smoking Meets

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by murray1970, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. murray1970

    murray1970 Newbie

    I got a nice new electric smoker for Christmas. I have a crazy question. Should the vent be opened or closed for smoking? If open, how far open? Is it dependent on the type of meat one is smoking?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
  2. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a nice sunny day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Usually top vent all the way open. 
  4. I would open it all the way   You don't want stale smoke

  5. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Keep it closed to keep the bugs out.  As long as you have air movement you will be fine.  How far you open it depends on the color and density of your smoke.  It can also be used for heat control.

    You may find the following helpful.   New to smoking or have a new smoker?

    Have fun.

  6. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
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    Top vent wide open all the time. 
    Happy smoken.
  7. mr t 59874

    mr t 59874 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    David, oh how true.  I have to smile every time I read this.


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