New to the forum and smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mssmoke430, Nov 28, 2015.

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    I am new to the forum and smoking as I have never smoked before. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have attached pictures of my smoker, as I used felons BBQ/smoker calculator to build it.
    My first time smoking I did a couple of pheasants which turned out really good.
    Now I live in NW Ohio by Lima. And I think the weather has alot to do with it as I tried smoking a ham tonight and I could not ever get it over 200 tonight. Please help.
     
  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site, and the smoking hobby.  I took the liberty of copying the one picture that I found by posting the address in your post.

    Here is a link to several post's on adding pictures.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/newsearch?search=how+to+add+pictures+to+a+post

    Was it windy while you were having trouble getting your temps up?  Rainy?  How high a temp have you been able to get in the past?

     
  3. It didn't seem too windy today with a SW wind at about 5 - 10 mph. I can't get it over 190 deg. Now the first time I used it I was able to get it up to 240 but now I can't. It was dry today as well. And I have my firebox away from the wind.
     
  4. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Is 240 the highest temp you've been able to get the smoker to?  If so, I think that just a little wind could cause your problem.  I think that I would build a make shift wind break around the smoker and try that.

    Good luck.
     
  5. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cloudy and chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 

    Gary
     

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