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Offline mez

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Artic butt
« on: January 28, 2014, 06:42:20 PM »
So we finally got hit with a real winter here in Ohio again.Was wondering if anyone had any tips to help me smoke a butt In 0degree weather.I put 2 preheated bricks in with the butt and boiling water in the pan.the smoker is in a cabinet but it is struggling with the temps.Time for a heating element upgrade for sure.For now I just need this butt to cook for my fil's bday tomorrow .any tips?Got this.  s1234.photobucket.com/user/mez312/media/Mobile%20Uploads/C5235100-854B-4154-8712-F2ABBB619F2A_zpsesa1pkgi.jpg.html][/URL]s1234.photobucket.com/user/mez312/media/Mobile%20Uploads/D4248CF0-EC24-44A2-8D2B-8A32729C85D4_zps2g64zpaa.jpg.html]Dealing with this [/URL]

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Re: Artic butt
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 06:45:21 PM »
Keep the vent wide open and don't let the wind blow on the smoker. If you are getting down to the wire pull it from the Bradley and finish in the oven.
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Re: Artic butt
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 04:20:43 AM »
Minnesota here. Going to do 2 butts this weekend. Just keep door shut except to empty pan and rotate. Keep out of wind and like Quarlow said keep vent open. It will take maybe 20 hours depending how long the stall will be. The last one I did had a 5 hour stall.

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Re: Artic butt
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 09:06:09 AM »
Any suggestions on oven temp?Smoker doesnt want to go above 150 the butt is at 161 IT.Also any suggestions on a1000watt element think its time to replace the old one.

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Re: Artic butt
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 01:28:58 PM »
I usually go to 225. Is your vent wide open? If not that will keep it cool in there from  the moisture not escaping.