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 Post subject: First cook
PostPosted: January 25th, 2014, 11:59 am 
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I am cooking my first cook. Doing chicken first this morning then some rubes when I back my temp down. I am noticing ash blowing in the stretch. Do I need to choke that 25 cfm fan?? That is what it came with. Gets to temp fast but I think it's blowing in the ash. No bid deal if it stayed on the bottom but I noticed it on the racks. Any ideas????

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 Post subject: Re: First cook
PostPosted: January 25th, 2014, 12:28 pm 
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Yes, choke down the ball valve to slightly more closed than you would have it set for that particular temperature.
LOL!
I know, you don't know the ball valve settings YET, but I would recommend that you learn cooking WITHOUT the electronics.
Electronics fail, power goes out (I cooked for the neighborhood for several days back when HurryKane Charlie had the power out for half of this area) and it's just more fun cooking the way the smoker was designed to be used! :D :D :D
Also, with the proper wind direction, atmospheric conditions and the alignment of the moon, sun and stars ( ;) :lol: :roll: ) the natural draft of your Stump's Smoker can pull air in through the fan when the Guru has the fan turned off, and you can end up with runaway temperatures. It takes a while to get the temperature back down after the interior metal is all heated up.

(plus, personally, I think the 25CFM fan is too big...I use a 10CFM for my Monster, and it works fine...little more warm-up time, but after it's warmed up it's fine...BUT whatdoIknow!)

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 Post subject: Re: First cook
PostPosted: January 25th, 2014, 12:32 pm 
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Yes, as Bob said, choke back the fan and also ball valve. You are creating a blow torch effect when the guru kicks in.

Oh, wheres the pictures? :D

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 Post subject: Re: First cook
PostPosted: January 25th, 2014, 1:05 pm 
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Well here is the chicken. Turned out the best I ever did. I did the mayo rub thing. Put mayo on then my own rub cooked at 350 for about 1.5 to 2 hours. Skin as crispy as I have ever seen be do. Juicy. What a machine. Dropped her down to 275 got babies on now. We will see how they do.
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 Post subject: Re: First cook
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Great first cook. The neighbors will be over soon after smelling that.

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That chicken looks darn good. Thanks you for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: First cook
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Here's the ribs. Still a little ways to go. But love how she looks on the inside and smells.


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 Post subject: Re: First cook
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Looks good Tammy. I would say that is a successful first cook.

No beef? You do live in Texas, right? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: First cook
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Yes live in texas. Born and raised in Illinois. Brisket will be next. Hope to be able to get it tender. My brisket always has good flavor but tough. Hoping the way this thing keeps such great smooth temp I can get me one tender. Pulled pork is my best cook so I am thinking it will be even better and maybe can get a nap while it is cooking. Couldn't do that with my old backyard stick burner.

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Isn't that great being able to take a nap or do something else without having to worry about the smoker. Got to love it.

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