I smoked an 8 pound turkey breast today. Took about 8 hours of tending the smoker. I also did some country styled ribs.
So I was opening the smoker door more than a few times. To make matters worse, my Maverick probe for my meat malfunctioned. I think I got the damn thing wet when I was cleaning it.
Can the stupid probe be THAT sensitive that a little water will FUBAR the probe?
At any rate, I ended up opening the smoker door multiple times during the 8 hours of smoking.
I think I've OD'd on smoke. I was using cherry wood, so it's not ultra-strong stuff.
I've done all the dishes, I've taken the garbage out. I've put all the food away, and bathed my whole body.
I just can't escape the smokey smell. It's getting to me a bit.
I couldn't even really enjoy my food as the smell was just something I was almost over-come with.
How do you guys deal with this?
Is it just rookie-ness on my part?