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Our Smoker won't get up to temperature. It would only heat up to between 129-137 no matter what temp we set it to. There was a lot of meat in it and it was very cold (30 degrees) outside so we tried it again today without anything in it and 48 degrees outside. Same result. It was working fine 2 weeks ago and cold smoked yesterday morning just fine.

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At what temperature do you cook bone in and boneless prime rib and how long per pound


13 - 15 minutes per pound @ 300 - 325 degrees F, pull when meat is 125 F - 130 F (internal temp.) for rare to medium-rare. Err on the low side. Allow to rest; the meat will continue to cook while resting. For example, if you cook it to be medium-rare (130ish F), then pull it out of the oven, and let it rest, it will end up being medium to medium-well (140 - 145 F) once cut. So be aware.

Bone-in, bone-out it doesn't really matter, because the bone is not in the center of the meat. It's best to let the prime warm at room temp for a period of time, before cooking. An hour or so from the refrigerator (not frozen).

Some people like to place the prime into a hot (425 F) oven or grill/smoker for 10 -15 minutes, then turn down to roasting temp. This is done to sear the outside, which will give it a crispy/seared outside. This doesn't "lock in" flavor, juices or anything else, it is more of a visual and texture thing. If you do this, the cooking time will be reduced, because the oven/grill will have to come down in temp over a period of time while the meat is cooking. I don't recommend doing this with prime rib. It ends up being overcooked and tough, due to the fast then slow roasting of the meat.

What you want to keep in mind is: roast the meat low and slow. Check the internal temp, with a meat thermometer, early to avoid overcooking. Don't forget the internal temp of the meat will rise after taking it out of the oven. Let it rest for 10 - 15 minutes before slicing the meat.

Mar 26, 2016 | Grilling

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What gas heat setting should I use to smoke a 13 pound turkey


Norman,
There are many factors that will dictate how your final product will turn out and how long it will take to cook. I personally smoke my turkeys at about 325°. A 13 pound bird will take 1.5 - 2 hours to finish at this temperature the way I prepare them. Make sure you use a thermometer to check the doneness of the meat.

I do not have your exact smoker model but I do have a Dyna-Glo dual burner propane smoker as well as a Traeger electric. The temperatures and times I get are consistent with both of these models.

Hope this helps.

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When reaches heat, it slows heating and does not start heat up again


Just guessing, but sounds like the thermostat is bad or the sensor inside the smoker is cracked a little and when it gets hot it expands enough to break connection to the control unit.

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How do I smoke in this Smoker/Grill? Like where do I put the Smoker chips there is no smoker chip box, just the pan for the charcoal and a pan I think for water.


Hi karin 1967...

To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, but do not put the meat on yet, wait till the flames die down first.
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks and add your soaked chips to the smoker.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat if you are not using a water pan in that position.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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Sep 24, 2011 | Brinkmann Smoke 'n Grill Double-Grill...

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How to slow cook food on a char-broil smoker, model CBBA-2750. (what temperature and length of time as well as instructions on how to cook)


Hi hcf6886...

To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, but do not put the meat on yet, wait till the flames die down first.
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks and add your soaked chips to the smoker.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat if you are not using a water pan in that position.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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Sep 18, 2011 | Grilling

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When using chips for smokers do you dump them as soon as they start burning


Let the grill heat up first and stop flaming if using wood..
After the grill is heated up to temp your going to smoke at then you add the wood.
I will include some info for you also to help.
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To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will soak the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, but do not put the meat on yet, wait till the flames die down first.
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks and add your soaked chips to the smoker.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat if you are not using a water pan in that position.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
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How long and at what temp do i smoke rims with the masterbuild smoker


Hi todd649...

To use your Brinkman Smoker or Other Smokers
1... Marinate or place a rub on the meat you will be smoking, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
2...Cover your wood chips with water(and if you wish you can add some Jim Beam Whisky or other flavorfull liquids in a bowl with the water, 1 inch above the wood chips and use a flat peice of metal (pie pan,etc.)to weigh the wood chips down underwater.
You will do the wood chips at least 24 hrs before you plan to start smoking this gives the wood time to soak in the flavorfull liquids.
3...Start a fire in the smoker having the fire below the meat, use hardwood or charcoal,
Once they are coated with gray ash, you can place the meat on the racks.
I would place an aluminum drip pan under the center portion of the cooking area on your smoker, to catch the juices from the meat.
4...Place the meat in the smoker on the grilling surface, and place the wood chips over the charcoal and hardwood in the main grilling area Close the lid and do not open it unless you must add wood chips during the cooking process.
5...Continue adding wood chips to the tray as needed during the time you are cooking.
If you have a Brinkmann or other smoker with one chamber for placing the wood chips and the meat, add wood chips only once per hour.
6...Apply your sauce to the meat one hour before the meat should be done.
Test your meat with a thermometer for for an internal tempreture of 160 degrees for medium and 170-180 degrees for medium well to well
Note: Apply the sauce quickly to avoid loosing the heat in your smoker if you leave it open too long it will allow the heat and smoke to escape, increasing the cooking time.
Close the lid if it needs to continue cooking till you reach the right internal tempreture
7...Test your meat with a meat thermometer after a few hours of cooking time.
Make sure your meat is at least 160 degrees internal tempreture for medium and more than 170 degrees for medium to well.
Close the lid and maintain your heat if it needs to continue cooking.
Please take time to rate me.

Sep 05, 2011 | Masterbuilt 20070106 Electric Smoker

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Is it better to put your meat on the top rack of smoker or closer to the water bowl?


The top rack of the smoker will give you more smoke flavor since the smoke is allowed to rotate 360 degrees around the meat.

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Is meat placed in main grill or in attached box


The "offset" box is your firebox. This is where you will put your charcoal. The meat goes in the larger chamber on the grill. This type of cooking is known as indirect cooking where the heat source is not directly under the meat. A grill cooks direct with the heat source coming from charcoal or gas burners located directly under the cook grills. Smoker can really deliver some great tasting food. Be patient and learn the ins and outs of cooking with a smoker. The most important thing is to cook low and slow. try to keep your temps in the cook chamber around 225. I hope this helps.

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Smoker h20 deluxe


Hi,
I'm a smoker expert having entered in competitions. Thermometers built into the lid are inaccurate because you want to measure the temperature at the same level the meat is at. Heat will rise and will give you a false reading at the top of the lid. Get a digital thermometer that has a cable and a probe on the end. Cut a small potato in half and stick the probe through it so the point exits the potato and is balanced when it sits on the grill. Then run the cable outside to your thermometer. Shade the thermometer from bright sunlight. If you don't want to do this you can simply get a regular thermometer that will measure at least to 225 or more. Stick the thermometer in the top vent of the smoker or if there is no vent just drill a small hole in the lid. Put the thermometer through the vent or hole in the lid and add 10-15 degrees to allow for heat buildup. Example 240 degree thermometer temp will be about 225 at meat level. You may have to experiment with these readings. Happy smoking! Go to my favorite website for smoking.....Google search " Virtual Bullet" and you should be at the Weber Bullet site. Hank


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