Author Topic: First Smoke  (Read 1999 times)

Offline smokerman

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First Smoke
« on: January 01, 2007, 07:45:45 AM »
Did my first smoke yesterday.  made mistakes, but wasn't real costly.  2- half deer loins
1-half pork loin.rubbed and set overnight. COOKED TO LONG. THERMOMETER NOT WORKING RIGHT, MUST GET A MAVERICK. deer was eatable but to dry, pork was bigger so it wasn't to bad. at least all had a great flaver. Garage temp was middle 40's, set dbs for 220, and had temp swing of
221 to 205 on digital temp gauge while in smoke time.  221-201 after smoke shut off.  Oh well
had much fun and learned  some.

Offline Arcs_n_Sparks

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Re: First Smoke
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2007, 07:49:23 AM »

How long did things go? I've had such swings on my Original BS before getting the slider settled down.


Offline owrstrich

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Re: First Smoke
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 07:52:25 AM »
its all about the practice... lean cuts take some practice... fatty cuts are more forgiving...

someone may know what to do about that 20deg temp swing... i dont know anything about the digi bradley but a 20 deg swing seems like it can be shaved down...

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Offline West Coast Kansan

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Re: First Smoke
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007, 10:50:24 AM »
DBS certainly has swings - but am not familiar with these readings. Usually have more overshoot...

Actual temps depend on a lot of things.  The digital display provides a nice reading of the temperature of the back wall of the smoker.  I have my most accurate readings with an external probe ET72 dedicated to the purpose with the probe centered about 2 inches below the beast on the third rack.  Overshoot as read on DBS temp is usually greater from my experience. But they will be consistent.

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