I've looked at the wild game thread, the bison ribs look amazing.
Whichever meat and cuts I get, they must be able to fit on a 22.5" grate and go well smoked over the typical available woods for my area (apple, cherry, hickory, etc)
I will say this one time only "Wild boar is the best meat God Ever put on this green earth!" When you try wild boar you will just shake your head when you go to a grocery store. All the other meats are very lean so any of those would be ok as long as you watch it carefully and not dry it out, bison brisket is pretty tasty! I have smoked an alligator before and I can tell you the best way to do it is to stuff it with crab meat, rice, stuffing, place some grilled fish in the alligators mouth after its done! Will be some good stuff!
deer ribs have to be boiled a little bit first...they have a wax on them that will not rinse out your mouth if you eat it
also if you smoke alligator its best to treat it like whole hog and get you a cajun microwave or something of that nature to do it on
yeah...you can make a temp one if you really wanted to....dig ya a hole in the ground and line it with tin then put your pig or gator or goat or whatever in the hole, put a thin piece of shit metal over the hole and put your charcoal or logs on top...it cooks like a champ
another way is to make you a open pit with some cinder blocks and just leave a opening to put your fuel in and just move your fresh hot coals around evenly
I had a freind in New Mexico got sucked into the Emu craze. Bought all those expensive eggs then couldn't give 'em away when he build up his flock. We had a huge BBQ, everyone got all the Emu's they wanted but had to bring 'em back cooked. Didn't have a single taste I would want to have again. Even low and slow, they were tuff and dry meat. There maybe a way to cook 'em, but I think none of us thought of it.
'Course Emu might be completely different than ostrich. Bunch of those ostrich farms between Weatherford Texas and Stephensville Texas. Figured they were for boot hides or fancy feathers.
Only way I ever liked alligator was in a Sauce Piquante, alligator has not always been so popular.
Emu was something that we would shoot to feed to working dogs if they were doing poorly. Say a bitch that had pups.Just knock the legs off,singe the feathers chop it up rough. I never met a person who had eaten it until the whole farmed emu fiasco. People tried curing it or making jerky,couldnt get excited. about the taste myself. The eggs were good & bush cooks would make omelettes or even deserts.