Smoker Experts, what are the easiest mistakes to make when smoking meat?

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Using lighter fluid to start charcoal

    Over Smoking some meats (Fowl and ribs are pretty easy to over smoke).

    Using nasty wood or wrong wood - ie alder for fish and fowl is good but mesquite is too strong and better for beef. Oak and Hickory is the good for just about everything. 

    I finish smoking (6 hours for picnics and butts) about 3-4 hours for ribs and 2-3 hours whole chicken then finish in the oven low and slow until ready - to keep from over smoking or drying out. 

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Probably the easiest mistake to make is to try and rush the process-Don't open it to see how it is doing. 

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  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Letting the temperature drop, using the wrong type of wood, opening the smoker to look and letting the heat out.

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