Who Else Has a Smoker?

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  1. medic92

    medic92 Barbecue makes the world go 'round.

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    Not that kind, the kind you use for smoking meat and food!
     
  2. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I have thought about it. Have a normal grill, of course. Haven't made the leap quite yet.
     
  3. medic92

    medic92 Barbecue makes the world go 'round.

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    It's a great way to cook with a lot of flavor! Of course you could probably use your grill as a smoker as well.
     
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  4. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode

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    I had a dual purpose, that had a fire box on the side for smoking but also had grates in the regular area for standard grilling, I loved it but it just plain rusted out. I still have a good charcoal grill that I can dual zone smoke, and my trusty Weber gas that I'll make a chip packet for when cooking quickies. Years ago on vacation we toured Jack Daniel's and I got to talking to the guide(real good guy, super funny) after the tour and we got on grilling and smoking and he said he using old barrel staves for smoking, so I ended up getting a barrel there and that lasted me quite while, and even now if I smoke now I add cheap bourbon to the water for soaking, makes good smelling smoke and adds good mellow flavor (not boozy though), also I a soak up a big bunch of chunks for a few days and freeze(garage fridge) what I don't use for next time.
     
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  5. moose

    moose Well-Known Member

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    I have one, have made quite a few fine meals with it! Can be alot of fun!!
     
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  6. medic92

    medic92 Barbecue makes the world go 'round.

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    I've been doing it for around 20 years now, and in 2017 I made the leap from my truck to a barbecue trailer. I don't think there are too many foods that can't be improved with a little fire and smoke. I've used my smoker to make everything from brisket to coconut cream pie. Pizza, spaghetti squash, smoked apples, etc.
     
  7. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    Smoking is a passion of mine. I have 5 smoker’s and a Weber grill. Half of the garage is dedicated to the smoking. Wine barrel smoker is what I am looking at building next. Honestly smoked meat, there’s nothing like it. My favorite is Tri Tip roast. Smoked Pot Roast meal is great. Turkey, chicken, ribs, you name it. I’ve been trying out homemade rubs and sauces.
     
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  8. kboomarang

    kboomarang My allah, between pie and mode

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    I'm making a new rub everytime grill/smoke, but what I have to do is start writing them down as I make them, because I've had some winners but no recipe, there's also the old sauce recipe base using grape jelly and coke, I like using apple jelly and 7up, Squirt or what something like that, lets the meat show through better than regular BBQ sauces.
     
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  9. medic92

    medic92 Barbecue makes the world go 'round.

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    I think everything can be done better on a smoker. Meat, pizza, biscuits, coconut cream pie...I've done all of them on a smoker. If you're into unique sauces, I make an apple butter barbecue sauce that's just ridiculous on pork. It's basically a Kansas City style sauce with apple butter and it's really good. It's also surprisingly good on brisket, but I don't sauce brisket.
     
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  10. medic92

    medic92 Barbecue makes the world go 'round.

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    When I decided to start my barbecue business, writing things down became extremely important. I have a few proprietary recipes that are mine and mine alone that are extremely popular. I never could have repeated them if I hadn't written them down.
     
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  11. almost13ranch

    almost13ranch Neutiquam erro

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    I have an electric smoker that's insulated and works well when it's cold out, and an old Brinkman charcoal smoker. The Brinkmanship is hard to use because of the shape, It's round and tall like a can.
     
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    almost13ranch Neutiquam erro

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    While coconut cream pie is one of my favorites, I've never heard of on cooked on a smoker. I have done, and do like baloney on the smoker. It makes killer fried baloney and egg sandwiches, or on top of a hamburger.
     
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    almost13ranch Neutiquam erro

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    What type of wood does everyone favor? My favorite is pecan. I had an old TM (from 27 years ago) that lives in California send me some mountain mahogany that was very interesting and very good.
     
  14. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    My favorite wood to smoke with is apple.
     
  15. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    "Twisted Hippie" might give you some argument on this.
     
  16. joe bucker

    joe bucker No participation trophy's here

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    I have a Bandera smoker, my Weber kettle, and my Tec infrared for steaks. My Bandera I smoke brisket, ribs, chicken and pork belly. The Weber is mainly for smoking turkey with peach wood. Ribs I use cherry wood. The other meats get a mixture of Pecan and Oak. The Tec is awesome for cooking steaks in 4-6 minutes.
     
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  17. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    I have a masterbilt electric smoker I smoke some mainly around the holidays

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  18. Jeff

    Jeff Highly Trained Staff

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    I use mainly hickory because I am a master at smoking pork butts :) Also use Mesquite , Apple and Cherry on occasion.

    When it gets cold again I am going to try cold smoking salmon
     
  19. joe bucker

    joe bucker No participation trophy's here

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    Electric smoker and pork butts. The next think you know you will become a liberal! Lol.
     
  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I was wondering if you guys had never heard of hickory.
    I tried smoking a salmon, I just couldn't get it lit.
     
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