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|02-17-2008, 09:17 AM||#1|
Join Date: 02-15-08
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Maiden trial on pork sholder
Having mixed results this morning,
The initial break-in/smoke was not impressive... on Saturday... 300 degrees max with Cowboy lump. Mistake #1.
Grabbed 4 bags Royal Oak (natural wood) for the pork shoulder.
Raised bed.. might be too tall. Had difficulty maintaining temp.
Took a alum. oven liner (full surface coverage) and placed directly over cooking surface (grill). Temps improved immediately. Had to throttle down intakes.
Too much air shot flames into smoke chamber and consume water pan. Increased flame warped smoke box. No good. Mistake #2. Raised water pan.
Paint blistered... and was warned by the Brethren.
Now its only 3 hours into the shoulder and have already gone through 10 lbs. Royal Oak and am humbled by the learning curve.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
PA (Smokin' in progress)
|02-17-2008, 10:14 AM||#2|
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Join Date: 02-06-07
Location: Rolling down the river between St Louis and New Orleans
Welcome to the world of the BSKD
It's usually best to try and keep a fairly small fire going so you don't overheat. I usually put a couple of chimneys of unlit in and add a little less than full chimney of lit on the side by the smoker unit. Make small adjustments and then give the smoker time to adjust before you make another one. Here is a picture of typical start up for me for a long smoke. This will run my BSKD for about 4 - 5 hours. The bent pieces of metal help keep all the coals from lighting at one time. I ground down and repainted this about 2 months before this pic was taken, so be prepared to rust on your firebox.
Keep working with it and you'll get the hang of it.
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