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Old 01-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
Ron_L
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I've never heard that theory. I have heard folks say that the smoke ring will stop forming at around 140 degrees, but never anything about the pit temp.

Here is a brief article about the smoke ring formation...

http://home1.gte.net/res004na/ring.html

I haven't looked into the science behind that, but it seems to make sense.

So, have a lower pit temp will keep the meat below 140 degrees longer and should theoretically give a better smoke ring. It will also take longer to cook, so the meat will be exposed to more smoke.
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