Even though your smoker probably has a temperature gauge to provide the temperature of your smoker, there are zones where the heat and smoke are more and less intense as they move across the smoking chamber. Luckily, there is an easy trick to find out where these zones are located. This tip is not expensive and will give you really good idea of how your smoker can affect the protein as it cooks.
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