It's 23 degrees outside right now at 12:30pm. It was 2 this morning. Tomorrow we should get up to the freezing mark and Friday we're looking at a good chance of breaking 40 with no precipitation.
I still need to order a cover so I put a tarp over it for now. My ET-732 should arrive tomorrow.
I have to get the house ready for some after-dinner guests tomorrow, but if I can get out and get a bucket and some chickens, I might be smoking my first smoke on Friday. If I can't get out to get chickens, I have some venison in the freezer and several pounds of ground beef and some ground pork. Maybe I'll smoke a meatloaf if I don't have chicken.
Once I get this first smoke out of my system (AND have a brining bucket) I'm going to go for it with the turkey I have in the freezer.
Haven't seen anything about smoked venison. I need to search on that one. And if smoked meatloaf is awesome, it makes me wonder why I shouldn't try some smoked meatballs. :)
How's this sound? ... smoked meatballs with linguine and a "sauce" of fried mushrooms and onions with EVOO?