Wisconsin Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dj29, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. dj29

    dj29 Newbie


    I just purchased the Masterbuilt 20051311 GS30D 2-Door Propane Smoker that will be arriving this Saturday. This will be my first time smoking anything so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. My plan is to smoke a pork butt for my first smoke. I have a few questions...

    Do I need to "burn in" or "season" my smoker before I cook anything in it? If so, how?

    At what temperature should I smoke the pork butt? I believe I should have it wrapped and unwrapped for a certain amount of time?

    Also I have purchased Hickory and Apple wood chips that I should soak overnight, correct?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. Yes. season your smoker either rub down or spray the inside of your cook chamber with a good cooking oil bring it up to 350 or so and let it go for a while, then cool down.

    You need someone that has a propane smoker, but I wouldn't soak and probably use chunks instead

    Pork butts I do at 225 I wrap about 6 hours into the smoke

  3. dj29

    dj29 Newbie

    Spray inside the cooking chamber with olive oil? peanut oil? 

    Why not soak my wood chips? Don't they last longer that way?

  4. 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
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

    Your chips only add seam untill they are dry enough to make smoke.
    Happy smoken.

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