This place rocks and I appreciate everyone's effort to spread the smokey gospel.
I have smoked a few pieces of pork before and now I have the itch to build a smoker. I plan on starting a build thread in the RF section after I get some more direction. I'm currently on chapter 1 of the eCourse by Jeff.
I'm faced with a conundrum and was hoping yall could point me in the right direction. I cook a whole hog every year in December and make a party of it where all of my friends and relatives come over. It's great fun and the pork is pretty good. I build up a big cinder block structure and put a roof thing over it and cook it low and slow for 8ish hours. Now that I've seen the smokey light, I realize that it is a big waste of meat since the smoke can't get to a lot of the parts and isn't half as good as a well smoked butt. So the question is, do I just enjoy the event for what it is or replace the novelty of a whole hog with a bunch of tasty butts n ribs? Is this a question better suited for a different section of the forum?