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Unread 01-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Meadow Creek and Digital blower advice.

I recently bought a meadow creek TS250 and I am wondering if competitors out there are using a Guru, Stoker or other device to give them better temperature control and longer burn time. Please elaborate on your system and experience. I am weighing my options and would love some other input.

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I bought the 250 last year and thought about that to but i don't see the need. I get good temp control and burn times as is. just my thoughts
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Butt Head,

How long did you have between coal and or wood additions. Looking to get some sleep after putting the brisket and butts on. I've cooked on a friends TS120 and I was always the overnight guy. What do you burn? Coal / Wood?
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I had a guru on my offset. Between the air leakage and the undersized fire box you didn't gain very much.
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Butt Head,

How long did you have between coal and or wood additions. Looking to get some sleep after putting the brisket and butts on. I've cooked on a friends TS120 and I was always the overnight guy. What do you burn? Coal / Wood?
I do coal to start with some wood on top then add wood as needed. I'm getting about 2-2 1/2 hours before adding wood and holding 240 constent
this smoker has cut my cooking time in half becouse of consistancy of temps
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i have the same smoker and was wondering the samething .by the way check you temp guages mine were way off
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yes mine are way off. What is the best way to correct. I got her going and hit 250. Thought it felt a bit hot. I put in my digital maverick and low and behold, it was 340 degrees.
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My gauge is off too, don't know if you can calibrate them though, I just use my maverick and barely look at the lid thermo on my SQ36
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