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OK, so I don't have a smoker yet. I'm still trying to decide on what to get. All this reading and looking at pictures got me hungry so I tried this pork shoulder on my 3-burner Brinkman propane grill. It was below 0F yesterday at 0900 when I began and it never got above 15F all day. One burner on high got me 200F and two burners on low was 275F so that's what I went with. It took 12 hours before the internal probe read 178F and I added hickory chunks and mesquite chips...
As a newbie I conducted a search and didn't see anything though I'm sure this has been covered... Would it be possible to use the wood from the old whiskey barrels that are sold at lawn and garden shops for smoking? The barrels are lightly charred on the inside and have whiskey impregnated in the wood so I thought it might be an alternative to buying those expensive bags of wood chips. A half barrel is about $20.
Hi from Central Nebraska. When I say new, I really mean new! I have a gas grill but I've never smoked anything and I'd like to start. I'm a home winemaker and coffee roaster and I see meat smoking as a natural progression in the DIY world of culinary enjoyment. I'm looking at the site and I'm sure there's someone here that can help with any question I may have. Right now I'm browsing and searching old threads in an attempt to find a first smoker. I instinctively believe...
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