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I have a water smoke and don't know how to use it

My father in law gave me a charcoal water smoker and i dont know how to use it

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The quick and short story is, fill the charcoal pan about 1/2 to 2/3 full of charcoal. Fill the water pan about 2/3 full of water and I add beer or whatever marinate I have left over. Spray PAM of similar item on your grills. Get the charcoal going, you need to try to regulate the temperature for 225 and maintain it for 4-6 hours depending on what you are cooking. You will need to reload the charcoal as needed to maintain the cook through out the period needed. I would start of with a couple whole chickens and put a digital thermometer in the breast. Cook till the breast reaches 170-175 and remove. Place soaked wood chips or chunks on top of the charcoal during the cook. The first hour it is important to keep some wood in there to get that smokey flavor. I use oak and Hickory.

If you really want to learn to cook good smoked foods, Google "smokering" and you will find a bunch of forums dedicated to the smoking foods and bunch of good people willing to help you learn.

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I'm not sure this is the same model you have, but it's the only one Charbroil now makes. In any case, most vertical charcoal smokers work the same way.

http://www.charbroil.com/bps/char-broil/char-broil/knowledge/06701289%20assembly%20manual.pdf

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Debbie, since you didn't have an Owner's Manual with your smoker. Rather than me go thru a lengthy process of explaining all there is to know and how to use the H2o Smoker.

Here's a link to the Owner's Manual, that you can download and print for future reference.

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It depends on whether your trying to smoke the meat or grill the meat. You can't do both at once.
If you want to grill the meat, don't even fool with the smoker part. Put the charcoal in the grill side, light it and allow it to get white hot, before putting the meat on to sear it on both sides first, before moving it to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking to your likeness.

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Watch your temperatures and when you see it start to drop, add more fuel to keep the temps up.

I hope this helps.

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You can Google "smoking meat" and find tons of info and forums but be forewarned. You may get hooked in the art of smoking meat.

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