I figured that since I'm new to this, I would start small to see if I enjoy it. I did some research and found that this is a good entry level smoker. It's an electric type that I picked up from Home Depot.
The first thing I wanted to smoke was hamburgers. I found an awesome recipe online that called for 2 pounds of hamburger. I made 4 patties with it. Yeah, 1/2 pound burgers. Yum!
I also smoked potatoes, asparagus, and corn at the same time.
I smoked it all with mesquite wood, 3 chunks for 3 hours. It turned out awesome!!!
The next day, I wanted to smoke chicken. I picked up a package of chicken legs. I prepped them the night before. Half was soaked with Sweet Baby Ray's, the other half with a mixture of Sweet Baby Ray's and Naga Scorpion flakes. I did potatoes, asparagus, and corn again. This time, I used 7 chunks of mesquite wood. Lesson learned, 7 is too much. The vegetables were too smokey. I let this combo smoke for 2 hours. The chicken was awesome. However, I used a bit too much Naga Scorpion flakes. I love hot stuff, bit this was a bit much.
This weekend, I'm doing ribs. Can't wait.