Category Archives: General Smoking Advice
It may seem like a stupid question, but the fight between electric, charcoal and gas has been going strong for years. Traditional, flavorful charcoal lost out to quick and easy gas, which then lost out to ultra quick and easy electric.
Once the cooking medium was settled on, though, there arose the question of which model is the best. So, for men and their exasperated families everywhere, the following is a comprehensive, and fairly short, buyers guide to electric smokers.
There are seven key things to look for in an electric smoker. They are, in no particular order: capacity, power requirements, durability, temperature control, quality seals, maintenance and price.
Each stands alone, but is also tied into its brethren, so each should be taken into careful consideration. Read the rest of 7 Things To Consider When Shopping For An Electric Smoker
Before smoking any turkey, why not consider creating a great brine for your turkey? One of the ideal ways of getting the most flavor from your turkey (or any poultry for that matter) is to start with a great brine.
Brining your turkey adds both flavor and moisture to your turkey; and helps keep your turkey from drying out during the smoking process.
There are a multitude of ways to make a great brine for your turkey, but I like the recipe below. By using this recipe for your turkey, you will end up with a better, more flavorful, and delicious turkey once the smoking process is complete.
Here’s what we do… Read the rest of The Best Brine for Smoked Turkey
We try to smoke some meat about every week or so, using a variety of smokers, meats, recipes and methods.
After a while, you start running out of different things to try. At that point, you tend to get creative… and often, that leads to taking things to the next level.
One day, we were talking to one of our neighbors about our business of reviewing and selling smokers and offering general advice on smoking.
Then, he told us the following: Read the rest of How to Make Lump Charcoal