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Irish Smoker

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About Irish Smoker

  • Birthday 12/15/1977

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    South Carolina
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    Good Eating, Racing, Shooting, Football
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  1. Thank you for not wrapping those... they look beautiful!!
  2. My dome gauge lasted about a year then never went below 400. I now use a digital and alligator clip the probe to the underside of the old gauge.
  3. I guess I got lucky with my Akorn (3 years old now... no vent mods or extra sealing) 230 is about as low as I can go and keep it lit but I can hold it there all day long. The real sweet spot it likes to stay is 240-250. I recently added a BBQ Guru and now it's a set and forget. Holds +/- 5 degrees until fuel runs out. Even before the temp controller I was able to hold steady temps once I found the sweet spot on the vents.
  4. Thanks for the advice guys... I must say I love this thing. I brought up the temp. as stated and held 250 +/- 5 degrees for 12 hrs. It really is a set and forget it unit.
  5. Just ordered a BBQ Guru DynaQ temp controller for my Akorn. One question I have is the top vent setting. Do I leave it open or shut it almost completely off? Also the damper on the fan itself? Any other tips? Thanks everyone.
  6. I’ve heard of issues with the spring on the TTT getting gummed up from the smoke over time. Have you had this issue?... I’ve been thinking of getting one myself.
  7. Nice post... I like the cast iron but prefer the small dia. stainless for burgers and steaks.
  8. I thought about doing that but was scared it would dry out the meat, I will defiantly try that next time. Do you start out low and crank it up a few hours in or do you start that high?
  9. I was very happy with how it turned out.. great flavor and the texture was spot on. My original plan was to not foil but once it hit the stall at around 160 I had no choice but to foil in order to get it finished in time for the friends and family that were coming over. I would have preferred more bark so next time I’ll allow for more time. 10hrs was the total time plus another 1hr to rest in the cooler. Thanks for all the positive feedback I can’t wait for the next one.
  10. 7hrs in and an IT of 155*, I open up for first time and give it quick spritz of apple juice. Akorn temp has been up and down between 230-260. Left the bottom vent alone at about .75 since the start and very so slightly tweaking the top about an 1/8” either way about once an hour. It’s gusty here this morning so I imagine that is contributing to the variances as well but hey what fun would it be if I couldn’t tinker with it right? Can’t wait to get this bad boy off later.
  11. Just under 11 lbs...Got it on just before 4am.. 29 degrees outside, more pics later
  12. Planning to do a Boston butt for 10+hrs in the morning on my Akorn.. I’ll report how things turned out and how steady it held temp.
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