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How do I use the wood for the smoker

I don't have a manual for my wood smoker, how do I get started. What kind of wood, ect.

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I notice you have an offset smoker. The idea is to get the coals going in the firbox (the smaller circular chamber). The heat from the coals will rise into the main smoking chamber (the large circular chamber) where the food is.

It is difficult to keep your temp set right (about 250) when smoking ribs, brisket or pork **** on a less expensive offset smoker. I don't know what kind you have but it looks like a Brinkman or Charbroil. I'm not being snobby about this as I have a Silver Smoker myself ($185 at Menards).

The solution is to modify it. Search the web for terms like "smoker mod/s". You should be able to find directions on inserting a heat deflection plate, extending your smoker pipe, even adding bricks to the bottom of the smoker chamber to hold the heat. Good luck.

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First, the wood you should use is in the grilling section of a store like Wal-Mart or Lowes. It's a bag of wood chips that has a flavor to them like hickory.

The next great thing about these bags of wood chips that go in a smoker, there are directions on how to use them. And, if I'm not mistaken they give you different tips on the bag. I would try what works best for you, trial and error.

There are many different ways to use wood in a smoker. I have a vertical smoker, big cylinder thing. I first soak my chips in water with lemon or orange slices for about two hours. Then drain and put in an aluminum foil bowl making it thick with foil so that it dosen't burn up. Get my coals nice and hot and position them in a way that my foil bowl can be placed in them. Depending on what and for how long you are smoking depends on how much smoke/chips you will need and placement in the coal. For example, a whole chicken - place the bowl of chips in the middle of the coal because smoking a chicken dosen't take that long. A turkey or ham you might want to set it to the side so that the smoke is not over-baring in the meat. Trust me, you can get it too smokey. Also, use your soaked chips as you go. They will char and no longer smoke, so you will need to add as you go. One more tip, in a small smoker (like we have for home use), smoking will not bellow smoke that you can see for miles, that what happened to me when I made it too smokey; keep it slow. remember you are smoking it take time and patiences.

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How to cook a brisket. I ahve lost my manual.


Hi judyyates...

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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http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/content/pdfs/135884-1.pdf

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Hope this helped you to enjoy your smoker. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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http://www.masterbuilt.com/pdf/manuals/07092010%2020070910%20Manual.pdf


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Where does the wood chips need to be placed in the smoker?? I don't see a chip pan.


If you don't have the wood chip tray, you're sitting dead in water, at this point. The wood chip tray goes above the burner, below the water pan. If this is a brand new, just purchased smoker. Go back to where you purchased it or call the number in Owner's Manual for "Parts missing". If it's not brand new, you can purchase a smoker tray from Masterbuilt Customer Service 1.800.489.1581

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I was going to send you a copy of your Owners Manual, but the Model Number you listed does not match up with any Masterbuilt Smokers?

Enjoy your smoker,

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I have attached a picture that shows the wood / charcoal box. It's not the same smoker but it will give you an idea.




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