Leon S. of Colmesneil, Texas put his well used SmokinTex 1400 to good use. We've said it before,
"The smoker I use I bought in 2003. I've used it quite a bit twice a year. It got a big workout this year. 96 hours straight without shutting down. I smoked a hundred and fifty pounds of briskets, 75 lbs of smoked turkey and 50 lbs of sausage for a benefit.
The wood I usually use is hickory or red oak. This time I used some black walnut which was good.
The briskets I trim part of the fat off. I seasoned it with Tex Joy BBQ rub along with tenderizer. Then soak it for 12 hours in Masterpiece marinade. I smoke these brisket for 10 to 12 hours on my thermostat around 155°F to160°F.
I smoked the turkeys also the same temperature for about 10 hours. I check the juice in the back to see if it's clear and if not I turn the temperature up just a little for another hour.
The sausage I smoked for about 3 to 4 hours on a 160°F."