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Old 05-02-2014, 10:46 PM   #237
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Originally Posted by pjtexas1 View Post
Has anyone figured out the natural temp these smokers prefer to run at? I have several types and they all have a temp they like and fighting that is very frustrating. My cabinet likes 325-340 without water and I'm still working on its preferred temp with water but it looks like 250 - 260 right now. Once you figure out that temp don't fight it. It takes away a lot of stress.
You are right, but I am not used to cooking at higher temps. This was not the weekend to experiment either. I will do a practice run when I am not feeding 2 families :) I needed to cook in temperature range I am used to as a start but I'll try your suggestions and modify cook times for higher temps.

For the moment the smoker is back down to 225 and holding with a full pan of water and 3 briskets now.
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