Smoking on a Lockhart

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Hi Y'all, newbie here. I have read several discussions on people smoking different items at temperatures between 200 and 250 but my question is how do you get smoke at this higher temperatures? Once I set the grill temperature out of the S setting, the smoking seems to quit and all I get is heat. I've been smoking a 4.5 lb brisket flat for an hour and 15 minutes, in the grill section and the grill temperature is only 164 and the internal meat temperature is 147. Do I just smoke for 2 to 3 hours then raise the grill temperature and forget about smoke?
 

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Normally I allow a lot more time and use the smoke setting for several hours. You still get smoke but not as much from the higher temps. It also helps to use a smoke tube, I use mine most of the time. You can find those tubes at Walmart but different brands are cheaper on Amazon 12 inch smoke tube

For now just leave it on smoke for a while then if you stall out before 165 turn it up a bit. Once you hit 165 wrap it up and smoke won't matter by then anyway.
 

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Normally I allow a lot more time and use the smoke setting for several hours. You still get smoke but not as much from the higher temps. It also helps to use a smoke tube, I use mine most of the time. You can find those tubes at Walmart but different brands are cheaper on Amazon 12 inch smoke tube

For now just leave it on smoke for a while then if you stall out before 165 turn it up a bit. Once you hit 165 wrap it up and smoke won't matter by then anyway.
Thanks Mike! I just found a thread that mentIoned the 180 and 200deg settings, so I bumped it up from S to 180 in hopes of reaching the 165. So, I understand from you that I can leave it on S for hours, then, at some point after reaching 165, wrapit and finish off at perhaps 225 until internal reaches 205, then do the towel and the cooler thing?
 

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Yep! Wrap it at 165. By then you can go to 225 or 250 but I wouldn't go higher than 250. Last time I did a brisket it tasted like a work boot when I jumped to 300 to "hurry it up". When it hits 205-207 wrap it up (still in foil) in a towel, throw it in a cooler for as long as you like.
 

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Oh - and the smoke tube is a must have! The one on Amazon is around 12 bucks. Fill it up with pellets and light it with a blow torch. Let it flame like a candle for 10 minutes and you'll have over 4 hours of smoke (less if you use woodchips, but those work too). I believe @Edchad has perfected the method of using chips in his smoke tube, he's got it down to a science.
 
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