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Food Smokers and Smoking Tips/Tricks/Techniques

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by Polymerhead, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:05 PM
    CurtB

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    You can slide the flame diverter box to help even out temps. I've never bothered.
    Line the grease bucket with foil, easy cleanup.
    Raise the vent cap as high as it will go. The 2 fingers method is too low.
    A good handheld probe thermometer will help get perfect cooks.
    Buy Grill Grates for even better burgers and steaks. Cooking for 2, a 12x12" works great.
    Let me know if I can help you spend more money. :D
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    Ha! I actually pulled my GMG bucket and used my shitraeger one cuz it already had grease in it. Want to line the GMG bucket and keep it pristine. Got the drip tray liners already.
    Have a thermopro instant read the new version. Seems to do pretty good. Not going to buy that $80 one I saw you post relatively recently.
    What are these grill grates you speak of? Are they different from what came with it?
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Have me 2 Aussies!

    Kodiak is the Black Tri (mini.....but fat. Also old and crotchety as of late) Bristol is the red merle....she’s too smart for her own good!

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    EDIT.....back to the food!! :D
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    https://www.grillgrate.com/
    I got the smallest they have, 12x12, and just sit it on the existing grates. There are guys on here that have bigger ones that fit and replace the existing grates.
    @Cold Iron @bvbull200 prolly others
    Edit: the 12x12 is actually 10.5x12
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    I just posted the 1 I have. They have cheaper ones. Which one do you have?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:53 PM
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    I know you already did your burgers, but I put mine on the lowest temperature setting for 30 minutes, then crank it up to the highest for 15 minutes. Cheese goes on the last couple. Gets a nice crispy outside with a juicy inside.

    6 oz burgers, btw.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:30 PM
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    I have been using Tub O towels to clean mine . I leave a temp gauge in mine and cleans the glass nicely. Maybe want to try 0000 steel wool with the Tub o towels to clean probe if its all baked on?.I use 0000 steel wool to clean water spots off glass so think should clean the steel probe . Those wipes pretty amazing .
    Pick up at NAPA or other auto parts stores

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  8. Jan 12, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    @burntkat you at CHS this morning? I’m flying out and thought I saw you in the terminal.

    :plane:
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    Grill Grates are the real deal, don't get them off Amazon those are cheap knockoffs. Same with the Vortex, Thermoworks thermometers, and a whole lot of other things BBQ which are cheap Chinese knockoffs.

    It isn't that they just add grill marks they take temperatures up higher than without them. And the food that drips on them vaporizes and is much closer so actually works and adds more flavor. Also even outs heats across the surface. And eliminates flareups.

    Replaced the grates on my Weber gasser with them and the food that comes off is pretty much the same as charcoal cooked in taste.

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    I bought a set for the 18" Jumbo Joe

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    When I rent a cabin with a grill I take them and the Jumbo Joe because who knows what has been cooked on them or last time cleaned. And with 2 18" and the GrillGrates I can cook steak for a small herd if I need to by splitting them.

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    I got this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0793MSG7S?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_pd_title

    I’ll look in to those grill grates!
    Exactly what I did! Mike were about half pound burgers. Came out good for the first cook on the new pellet pooper.
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Nosir. Must be another short fat bald old guy.... here is what I am doing. Half a bin of charcoal and trying the minion method...572491ac-ee0b-4664-b4bd-a2613646c117.jpg
     
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    Temp in the pit seems to be stalling at 180. I have the top WFO and one of the bottom same, other two are 20 percent open.

    Edit- also filled the drip pan with about a gallon of tap water 5 minutes ago, and bumped one of the other intakes to WFO. 190 now...
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    You'll always want the top vent 100% open and control temps with the bottom three. If temps stalled, start opening vents a bit more. You'll find that the WSM holds temp like a champ.
     
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    PF rubbed pork shoulder started about 3.5 hours ago 155f about to hit stall (maybe)

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    You may need to start with more lit coals. I normally use about a 1/4 chimney of lit coal, which is about 15-20 briquettes. I start with the top completely open, and all the bottoms at 1/2 open. As it approaches target temp, i close off two completely.
     
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    Where’s the wood chunks?
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    Picked up my Lumberjack Comp blend pellets at Rural King. $8.79 a bag for 20 lbs. picked up 4 bags for now. Got 80 lbs total $1 cheaper than I was paying for 40 lbs on Amazon. :thumbsup:
     
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