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Grassy1
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Member since Oct 2009
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What temp should my smoker be?

I have an electric element smoker with no temp adjustment... just plug it in and its on.

Just doesn't seem hot enough to me...

I'm going to put a thermometer in it right now.


wiltznucs
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Apollo Beach, FL
Member since Sep 2005
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re: What temp should my smoker be?
225 +/- 10 degrees...


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HeadyMurphey
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Los Santos
Member since Jan 2008
15937 posts

re: What temp should my smoker be?
Depends on what you are cooking.


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CBLSU316
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Member since Jun 2008
9094 posts

re: What temp should my smoker be?
225 - 275ish depending on what you're cooking.


Grassy1
alligator bayou
Member since Oct 2009
2815 posts

re: What temp should my smoker be?
I laid my meat thermometer on my ribs for a few mins, and it shows about 175 deg...

stuck it in the meat, showed about 140.

175 is too low, huh?


CBLSU316
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re: What temp should my smoker be?
I think it's too low for smoking meat.

There are things you can smoke at that temp or lower.

Gonna take a while to get em done at that temp.
This post was edited on 5/19 at 6:38 pm


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Day Wisher
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New Orleans
Member since Sep 2010
173 posts

re: What temp should my smoker be?
You need to hit 212 at least for the Maillard Reaction (browning) to occur. At 175 that could takes days. 175 will cook, given enough time, but things might look a little different than usual.



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