Sunday is Fatties Day!

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by kurt boutin, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    Ok, so, just finished putting together the fatties to sit in the fridge overnight.  Trying a couple different things this week...

    1) Liberal dosage of Memphis Dust

    2) Fattie #1 - Pepperoni sticks w/String Cheese (Made for easy rolling) - baste w/pizza sauce instead of bbq sauce...we'll see how that goes.

    3) Fattie #2 - kielbasa and shredded cheese

    Planning on throwing some wings in there too, but they're frozen and I won't be able to prep them until tomorrow morning.

    Q-View coming when daylight hits.

    Kurt
     
  2. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    Ok, so I forgot to take pics prior...bad me...I'm doing some wings later, so I'll post those before pics.  I'll certainly post after pics.

    Once again, my propane smoker (the Masterbuilt 2 door) is running hot...I just can't get the heat down...we're about an hour or so into this and it's 246 and slowly climbing...if it evens off at 250, I think I'll be happy...or as happy as I'm going to be.  Interestingly, it just kicked down to 244, so if I'm in that 240-250 range (today), I think I can work with that.  I'm not overly concerned as I'm cooking to temp, but still... :)

    Kurt
     
  3. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    Meant to ask...will running a bit hotter make the bacon crispier on the outside?

    Kurt
     
  4. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    Ugh...and now we're up to 279...and back down to 270...I'm freaking out a bit.  Internal temp is 142, so we've got some time before fatties are done.

    Kurt
     
  5. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    And likely my final reply before Q-view... it's up to 304 at the lowest setting I can put my smoker at...correction, it just went to 320 and we've got 165 internal temp...taking them off...

    Kurt
     
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Have you done any mods to your smoker yet? I hear everybody has issues with the chips catching fire in those and you have to use a cast iron pan in place of the stock chip tray. There are lots of posts about that mod on here.
     
  7. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    So, the only REAL mod I've made is adding a cast iron skillet as a holder for the wood chunks. They're not flaming and smoking fine. 

    Here's the after Q-View


     
  8. miersc77

    miersc77 Smoke Blower

    Those look pretty tasty! I have the masterbuilt 2 door (gasser)as well, having the same problem as you since the days are getting warmer. I'm thinking of trying the needle valve mod (just type needle valve into the search bar, should come up) but couldn't find one in town. There is a link someone posted on where to get one on line. If you find a solution please post so I too can learn. Good luck, happy smoking!
     
  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    KB, Nice looking fatties!
     
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I think I remember Cajun Bandit sells those needle valve kits. I think Dirtsailor has modified one before. You might PM him.
     
  11. kurt boutin

    kurt boutin Fire Starter

    Thanks!  I've also got a buddy of mine in the propane biz who's going to take a look.

    Kurt
     

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