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Old 05-03-2010, 07:40 PM   #8
Old Smoke
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Join Date: 03-22-10
Location: Ukiah, California

As 1 new smoker to another. This is a GREAT place to start, there are many experienced "pit masters" on this site that are willing to share their knowledge. Take the time to learn the personality of your drum, I DID NOT . As a result I failed the first 3 cooks that I attempted and was pretty "bummed" The results were overcooked and very dry (not good eatin') I made some changes to my barrel based on advice and info that I received here. Yesterday was the first time I fired up the drum since my failures. I had no confidence in the drum (or me) so I did not cook anything. I wasted some charcoal BUT I was able to maintain 225*-250* with the drum for 7 hours . SO I am ready to cook my butt on Wednesday.

BTW Welcome to our version of group therapy Good Luck and keep us posted

"Brown it's cookin', black it's done"....................Dad.
Guess that is why he was truck driver, not a chef......
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