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Unread 12-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Smokin' My Shoulder Pics soon.

So today I finally got the chance to smoke the shoulder I had. It sat in the fridge rubbed for 2 days so hopefully that ended up being a good thing.

No pics just yet, sorry. Camera is MIA and I had to get going on doing the Christmas lights.

So far I'm approaching hour 5 and the internal temp is 156. Having temp issues with the WSM again. Had the temp between 230-245 for the first three hours now I cant get it below 270. I have all the vents closed and its slowly going down, about a degree every 10 min or so. I guess I really need to inspect the unit and see whats up.

Any recommendations on how to correct it?

Also I probably wont be home when its finished. So my better half will be the one taking it off the smoker. Whats the easiest way to explain to her when to take it off? Wait for the food temp to read 190 then see if the bone pulls out? Also should I have her let it sit at room temp for an hour or so when its done? Then is it ok to refrig it before pulling?

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Smoker temp is now 260.........
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Check the door first, see if there are any gaps for air to get in. Try your door in both a right-side-up and upside-down configuration to see which gives you the best seal. Use some foil if needed to fill any gaps in the door.

The second thing to check is an out of round condition, and can be determined by looking around the seams where the lid and mid section meet, and where the bottom and mid section meet. Look for a gap in the seam. Also, if it is badly out of round it is hard to put these pieces together easily. If it is out of round, some squeezing of the mid section to get it back round again is how to fix that.
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thanks. i will see what i can do now. the smoker def cam close to going out bc the temp went all the way down to 220, so i had to crack a vent and that sucker shot to 300. going to go out now and see what I can salvage. Going to be interesting.......
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