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Old 01-10-2012, 05:52 PM
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Default Electric Smoker all seasoned and ready

Today I pulled out my electric smoker and decided to get it ready to use tomorrow. We have been having some unseasonably warm weather (45+) and I decided that if I don't use it now it may be a while before the temp is above 30. So being that it is new I had to run it for a while and season it with some wood chips. I had some whiskey barrel chips that I used and I am ready.

I know that some of you guys have used smokers, I myself have been using a charcoal smoker (actually am on my second one) and love it. The only thing is that when the weather gets a little cooler it is very hard to hold temp and so I got an electric one where the door seals closed. I ran it for over 3 hours today with the temp outside in the low 40's and I set it at 225 and it only varied 1 or 2 degrees. I know when I put the meat in, that there is going to be more of a pull on the smoker and I will have to keep my fingers crossed and see what happens.

So I was wondering if anyone has used an electric smoker ? I made sure that I bought a good extension cord, one to handle the strain, but I was wondering if anyone has pointers on using the electric smoker.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:55 PM
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Im not a smoker ,more of a griller .
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:27 PM
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I was too until I grumpy got me a smoker 2 yrs ago. Now I am hooked. Don't get me wrong, I have a propane grill that sits on my porch right outside my back door, and I use it all year. The kids actually get a kick out of it when I have to chip the ice off of it to use it in the winter. But there is nothing like a burger or a steak off the grill in the middle of winter. I am actually smoking 18lbs of pork tomorrow so that I can freeze it to have later. If I have time I am going to get a couple chickens on there too.
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I bought a MES40 a couple of months ago and love it. Cooked 4-12lb turkeys for christmas when it was maybe 15-20* outside and it worked like a champ. Every time I get it out I fill it with whatever it takes to keep it full, extra sausage, beans whatever. Pulled pork is amazing and almost impossible to mess up. I got the AMNPS pellet smoke box for it. Really the laziest thing I do, light the box and set the timers and it will go up to 12 hours for a long slow smoke. If you haven't been here http://http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/ there is nothing about smokeing these guys don't know!
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I used to smoke herbs ,but I did not inhale.
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I used to do the same but I did inhale and I liked it.
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I used to smoke herbs ,but I did not inhale.


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I used to do the same but I did inhale and I liked it.
That explains a lot.
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Well I did like it but that was 20 years a go. By the way I was like this even before I smoked that funny stuff ,dont think I could handle it now .
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