Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by stfron, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. stfron

    stfron Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    OK, so I have a quick question- I've heard that meat loses it's ability to absorb smoke after a few hours in the smoker? Is this true? Should I not continue to add wood to the smoker after these few initial hours?
     
  2. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    From all that I have seen posted meat stops taking smoke at 140 internal temp. You can back off on the wood after that point. Listen to Moewy.
     
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The "smoke ring" stops forming at a certain point, but the smoke flavor will continue to be picked up by the meat. Check out this post I made a few weeks ago. It talks about the smoke ring.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=7648

    How much smoke taste is a matter of your personal preference. If you foil the meat in the smoker it makes sense to stop the smoke and save your wood if there's not meat that's exposed to it.

    Hope this helps!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  4. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check out this thread started by Meowey..

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=7648

    You can also do a search on "smoke ring" which will give you a gazillion hits, but you can sort through them to find ones related to your question.

    Keep in mind there is a difference between smoke flavor and smoke ring. Your meat will take on smoke flavor through out the entire smoke. The ring will stop developing around the 140º mark.

    Keep Smokin
     
  5. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hmmm.... great minds... [​IMG]
     
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You Bet!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  7. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Meowey, great article. I like the technical crapola. Thanks for the info. I'd give you a "bravo", but my computer is blocking pop ups for some reason.........how about an "atta boy!"? Will that do. [​IMG]

    Thanks again el gato
     
  8. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You got it! I hate it when the computer thinks it's smarter than me!! LOL!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  9. stfron

    stfron Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Very cool info, thanks everyone!
     

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