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Stewart

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I have a few questions for all the skilled model 1 owners:

1) What is the best way to season the smoker?
I would normally spray the inside with PAM, put a few blocks of wood in the tray, set the temperature at 225 and turn the smoker on for 2 to 3 hours. Comments?

2) When smoking, I have always placed a pan of water in the smoker. Then used the 3-2-1 method for pork ribs. 3 hours at 225 with dry rub. 2 hours at 225 in a foil rap with brown sugar, olive oil and apple juice, followed by approx 1 hour unwrapped to finish temp.

I hear the water pan isn't required or desired. Comments?
Should my 3-2-1 method be adjusted?

Thank you in advanced for your help,
Stewart
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 08:53:18 PM »
Start reading all the posts in this section: https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?board=48.0
If you still have questions, ask away.
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 11:26:56 PM »
Stewart  - As Pork Belly suggested, read all you can. As for seasoning, 350 degrees just unpack and make sure smoker is free of packing material. Read the manual and no need to spray with Pam or any cooking oil. Really simple seasoning. Water pan not necessary. 3-2-1 is for pork ribs. Read up on pork or use the search feature. I do not use the 3-2-2. I just let it go for 5 hours and then check for fineness. Sometimes less time sometimes more. Some folks use a mini loaf pan with liquid for large briskets and butts.
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 12:04:41 PM »
Big Howdy Stewart and welcome to the forum... Outstanding birthday gift!

Read , Read and Read more ... Knowledge will set you on the right course to smokin nirvana ... and then Read More!
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 01:36:02 PM »
Just wanted to say welcome!
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 03:21:22 PM »
Welcome to this great site. I love my #1 also best thing I have bought in years. ;D
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 11:39:54 PM »
This is a great forum with passionate people!
Thank you for your warm welcome and pointers to help me get started.
Stewart
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Re: I'm so excited! Happy birthday to me! My wife got me a great gift!
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 10:23:39 AM »
Welcome, Sir.  Keep that woman!!! and enjoy your smoker.
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