- Jun 23, 2008
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I'd love to have a smoker, looks good. I've made ribs on the grill before and they were pretty good. I wish I had more man cooking equipment.
I've got 3, Shocker, and I've had my eye on a new one for a while now. They sell pretty nice ones dirt cheap now. I was buying coal at Wal-Mart and they sell a pretty nice half barrel with a side box, thermostat, and removeable ash box for around $150. Think it has a upper rack in the drum as well. Great all purpose unit that can also be used as a regular grill, too. If you want to start out smaller, and cheapee cheap, go with a little cylinder smoker(also can be just a plain grill, as well). I actually prefer that one for many foods because the heat comes from underneath instead of just on the side(even smoking/cooking). You can get a good one of those for about 45-50 GW's.
Need to learn to use one too. I'm fantastic on a grill, never touched a smoker.
I'm looking into a new smoker/charcoal grill myself. I'm not a propane fan, seems like I can do that inside with a broiler.
With my rusty old Weber I do a smoking/grilling hybrid. I had some chicken thighs on the grill for six hours, sometimes just smoking with hickory and charcoal, sometimes I'd take the lid off and give it a nice sear. Thighs have a high fat content and are great for smoking. I do the same with pork shoulder for up to nine hours.
one of my favs growing up right there coyote
Anyone smoke salmon?
I made some smoked salmon and cream cheese crostinis as an appetizer last night. Smoked salmon is twenty four dollars a pound pre-packaged (all my grocery had) and I only got like 10 crostinis out of it. I love the stuff and would use it a lot more (plus my gf likes making sushi) if it was cheaper.