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I had never smoked hamburgers, so I thought I would give it a try today. I found 2.25 pounds of nice 80/20 hamburger at Walmart. I wanted to spice things up a bit, so I mixed this together:

1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

I poured most of this into the 2.25 pounds of hamburger, and mixed it up real good. I then made four patties, set the AQ to 250, and smoked with 2 ounces of hickory until the temperature reached 160. I then pulled the patties and put on a 500 degree gas grill for just a few minutes to crust up the outside a little. Here is the final result:

The flavor was excellent. What would I do different next time? Probably pull the patties at 140 degrees and finished on a hot gas grill to medium well (150-155 degrees). Other than that, the burgers were great, and I will definitely try them again.
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