Being in Texas I'm usually the same, but last time I tried to do anything it started raining and we've had sporadic showers all month.I live in Florida so it an all year ritual at my house
LOL I had to find some pics from a couple winters ago .Well the rain came. There went my weekend.
grey, this is one of the easier methods of cooking, slow and indirect with smoke. the smaller box on the end is your firebox and the larger one is the smoker part. this is how you make those briskets that the meat just falls off. you cook at a lower temperature for a long time. once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy cooking with it. just kepp the temperature in the smoker at 300 or lower but above 200. use lighter hardwoods for a good flavor. mescuite and hickory are good choices for wood. if you have access to fruitwoods these are also very good to use for smoking, peach, apple, pear, pecan, ect.I just bought one of these Char-Broil Deluxe Smokers.
This is something totally new to me. I'll have to search the web for info on how to best use it.
Any help from here would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
grey, i used plain vegatable oil and just put it in a spray bottle. works real good. the fun part of learning is, getting to eat your subject! i think it could be possible to use it to make jerky and have heard that some make jerky this way. i wouldn't mind learning how myself. have you priced jerky in a store? very pricy.Thanks one and all.
I've been reading up on tips to get me started.
From what I've read, the cooker needs to be cured by spraying it with vegetable oil and bring to temp for about 2 hours before attempting to smoke anything. Looks like I need to buy some cooking spray, charcoal, wood chips and a couple thermometers.
The reason for this purchase is; my daughter and son-in-law want to renew their vows in Sept. and the gr'daughter's wedding is a week later. Both have requested pulled pork. Rather than rent a smoker and pay for someone to run it, I thought I would do it myself. That means that I have a few months to master the process. Should make for some tasty vittles in the mean time. Going to start with some pork ribs and work my way up to pork loins.
I'm wondering if the smoker can be used to make jerky??
It also did not wash well. I'm glad I only spent three dollars on it so I guess I'm OK with it, but still it would have been nice to having a working product.Got to roast.
The contraption I bought didn't work. It was a fold over basket that forced you to get to close to the fire. I modified it to make is usable.