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Canadians like smoked meat too

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Hi, my name's Daniel from Montreal, Canada. I've been grilling meat my whole life but just decided to buy my first smoker (partially because of a trip to Memphis which blew my tastebuds away). Before i go big with a WSM i decided to go cheap so i can experiment. I now own a Master Chef Vertical Charcoal Smoker which isn't the most popular model (not sure if they even sell it anywhere in the US) but has gotten good reviews.


Unfortunately I've got a limited timeframe to smoke since I live in an apartment so i obviously can't use it there. I keep it up at my cottage which unfortunately isn't winterized so i've only got about may-september each year to smoke until i buy a house...downside of trying to smoke meat in a seriously cold country.


I've posted my first few questions in the below thread and if anyone has any suggestions i'd love to hear them


looking forward to talk to you guys



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 Welcome to the forum, Dan. I hope you find some answers that help. If the tenderness was your only complaint, you should try the 2-2-1 method (2 hours on the rack, 2 hours in foil with some braising liquid, then one hour back on the rack). See how you like that and adjust from there.

 I would use wood chunks and I don't soak. Where you place the wood can change the burn rate.



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Hi Dan! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Welcome to the forums, Dan! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

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