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Interests => All Things Edible (and how to prepare them) => Topic started by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on August 02, 2018, 06:04:01 PM

Title: Getting a smoker.
Post by: SSG Snuggle Bunny on August 02, 2018, 06:04:01 PM
It'll be an electric. Don't @ me; it's a matter of convenience.

Anyhoo…

Next weekend will be the inaugural smoking. Any suggestions for cut of meat, rub recipes, helpful tips, etc.?
Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: txradioguy on August 02, 2018, 06:31:12 PM
It'll be an electric. Don't @ me; it's a matter of convenience.

Anyhoo…

Next weekend will be the inaugural smoking. Any suggestions for cut of meat, rub recipes, helpful tips, etc.?

We got an electric smoker fathers day weekend and have used it twice so far to cook a brisket and the meat has come out perfect.

I have zero complaints with an electric smoker....make sure you get the one that lets you add wood chips to give what you're smoking flavor.

As far as marinades...here's my favorite whether I'm using an electric or wood smoker:

https://www.thespruceeats.com/best-odds-brisket-marinade-335249
Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: BadCat on August 03, 2018, 12:43:01 PM
I just got one of these....

https://www.cuisinart.com/products/outdoor_grilling/smokers_pellets/cpg-4000.html

Only have done a pork shoulder on it so far...came out great.

Sgt Bunny...try ribs or a pork butt or shoulder first...they're easy and there are lots of recipes.
Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: freedumb2003b on August 03, 2018, 02:16:09 PM
Oh.

I thought you were adopting/marrying someone who likes their cigars.
Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: DLR Pyro on August 03, 2018, 03:48:02 PM
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Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: Dblhaul on August 07, 2018, 09:42:04 PM
I got an electric last winter. Been doing a lot of chicken with good results, brine it first. Did my first tri tip a month or so ago, my wife insisted I do another the following weekend!
With the chicken , after brining I pat it dry then rub it down with EVOO. Then use a store bought seasoning rub. I also like to stuff the bird with root veggies. I like Apple or Cherry chips for the chicken.
The tri tip I use hickory, smoke for 2 plus hours then wrap in foil with a few pats of butter and brown sugar. Back in the smoker for a few more hours till it hits 195 internal temp.
I just got a portable gas mini smoker to, will use it while camping.
Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: Dblhaul on September 29, 2018, 12:54:58 AM
The mini smoker did great. Cornish game Hens for 4 hours @ 225. Perfect.
Title: Re: Getting a smoker.
Post by: Dblhaul on May 02, 2022, 09:15:53 PM
Used a gas smoker for a ribeye roast. one hour of wood smoke then wrap. Came out tender as all get out, perfect for pulled beef dip.