SMOKIN-IT SMOKER

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mitsuruss, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. xoltri

    xoltri Newbie

    Well, here's the results of my first smoke.  I made the atomic buffalo turds first, they turned out great.  Took about an hour and a half at 250.  I used hickory chips for these, and even though I don't have the chip insert they work just fine in the smoke box.



    Then I did two 10lb pork butts.  Dry rubbed them, then rested for 12 hrs in the fridge. Started them at about 1am Sunday and they were done at 5pm, so about 16 hours!  I had it set to about 235 degrees.  When I woke up at about 8am they had hit 165 so I foiled them, then pulled them out at 198 degrees.  Delicious!

    The smoker performed flawlessly, hard to imagine how you could mess it up with this thing it's so easy to use.  Add a probe thermometer and you're set, it threads right through the smoke hole.  It was also -11 celcius overnight and it had no problems keeping temperature.  The box is amazingly well insulated, it does not get hot to the touch at all.  All that flavour and only 4oz of wood, that's amazing.


    Clean up only took me 10 minutes or so too, I just let it cool off and then used a plastic scraper to get the fat off the bottom of the cooker and the drip pan.  Scrubbed the racks, refoiled the bottom and it's good to go for next time.
     
  2. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

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    Nice job!
     
  3. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice first smoke. 
     
  4. Nice job! I made some Stuffed Chicken Boobs this weekend.

     
  5. njfoses

    njfoses Meat Mopper

  6. I ordered a #3 last Tuesday at about noon, it was on the truck before 5 and in town here Friday morning. Fedex didn't deliver it to me until yesterday, but still great service. I have been swamped this week and barely got the box open so far. I also got the cord hanger and cover, not sure I got any free stuff though.
     
  7. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats on the new addition!
     
  8. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    Here are a few reads:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/136096/amnsed-salmon-in-the-smokin-it-worked-great/20#post_935160

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/136298/first-butt-on-the-warthog-lots-of-q-view#post_934941

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/136168/amnps-in-the-smokin-it-3-hot-smoke

    Mixed results at this point. I did a trial run with an empty smoker and the AMNPS worked fine. Based on that I did a butt and it burned out after ~ 3 hours. Some have problems, some don't. Best way to find out is give it a shot, a lot depends on your location (elevation, humidity, etc.) and what you're smoking.
     
  9. xoltri

    xoltri Newbie

    So one of the things to make on my list is Turkey / Beef jerky.  I noticed on the smokin it website there's an accessory called the James Jerky Drier: http://www.smokin-it.com/product_p/jjd-1.htm

    I didn't notice this when I bought my #2...anyone have any experience with it?  There are no instructions on the site for it, so I'm wondering if it blows air into the unit or sucks air out, and if you'd keep the heat on or off while using it.  Any ideas?
     
  10. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    I have never noticed that before either, looks like a fan to draw the air out though which would make sense as air tight as those smokers are. Not a lot of info on the site, looked in the instructions area and nothing in there either about it. I would assume it would suck damp air out as you fried the jerky and you would run the unit at 140*ish.

    I really wish Steve would join the forum to answer questions like this, sent him an email about that but have not heard anything back yet. [​IMG]
     
  11. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower

    Got my smoker today! Ordered Saturday morning, got it three days later this afternoon (I only live about 100 miles from Smokin it). Took about twenty minutes to open it up, unpack it and put on the wheels. Im currently seasoning it for 3.5 hrs with three pieces of the sample wood as per the instructions. My initial impressions are very high. This feels like a commercial piece of equipment and feels like it will last many years. I never got that feeling when looking at other electric smokers, they were all flimsy and felt like cheap dorm room fridges. Definitely happy I found this forum and talked myself into buying this smoker for my first smoker!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  12. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    100 miles? I would have driven to get it! Congrats on the new unit, enjoy.
     
  13. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    Don't forget the q-view
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  14. wingzofsteel

    wingzofsteel Fire Starter

    [quote name="njfoses" l="/t/97559/smokin-it-smoker/120#post_935138"]Is anybody using an amnps successfully with their smokin-it?  Here is a thread with a mod that should help air flow for the amnps.  Has anybody tried this mod?  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/126290/amnps-mod-faor-smokintex-and-smokin-it-smokers
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    I am confused about the usage of the AMNPS with the Smokin-it /Smokin-Tex/Cookshack smokers. At least with my No. I, it uses so little wood just as it is, that I am having a difficult time understanding the need to produce smoke from another source. With the exception of cold smoking, I don't understand the need or the additional expense. Maybe someone can enlighten me as I am fairly new using electric smokers.
     
  15. wingzofsteel, if that is what works for you, go for it. For me personally, the AMNPS is the best way to add smoke to an electric smoker which I now have 2 of, also I do a lot of cold smoking which the AMNPS is excellent for. Plus I have a Traeger 075 and am shopping for an FEC-300 for the business so I ALWAYS have pellets (lots of pellets) on hand. Works in my charcoal smokers with the mail box mod also. So for me wood chunks or chips are an additional expense. Also the AMNPS and AMNTS will go the length of the smoke, no need to add wood during the smoke, set and forget. So the short answer is, for me it is the best all around solution.

    Doug
     
  16. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Folks use the AMNPS in order to achieve a long smoke of several hours and to get thin blue smoke rather than use a chunk of wood which may produce some heavy smoke initially. Some use it because the design of their electric smoker requires periodic adding of wood chips since they are consumed rather quickly in the range of 45 minutes from what I have read on the MES posts. And as Ironhorse07 stated, using it for cold smoking eliminates the need to have the heating element on, a cold plate and pan of ice.

    So it is a matter of personal likes.  If you are happy with your set up, and the food is good. enjoy.
     
  17. I've continued to use the Amazen Tube/pellets simply because the Pitmaster's Choice is just too awesome to give up!
     
  18. wingzofsteel

    wingzofsteel Fire Starter

    Thanks for the response, Iron Horse and Old Sarge. This gives me something to think about. I kind of like the idea of using pellets.
     
  19. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower






     
  20. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower

    I plan on doing a 6 pound pork butt on Sunday.   Any recommendation on how many pieces of the sample wood I should use for that smoke?   I was thinking two pieces?
     

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