Plugger here from Stittsvegas (Stittsville/Ottawa) Ontario, Canada, eh!
Just starting out in the world of smoking foods. Always interested me. My European family used to smoke meats and sausages when I was small. Hasn't been done for over 30 years. I'm gonna try to give it a shot and rekindle some traditions (pun intended!). Wish me luck.
Got myself a new Master Forge Vertical Propane Smoker from Lowe's (40% off) as my first unit. I'm a busy guy and don't have a lot of time to 'mind the fire' during the day. Figured the 'dial' would help me do that. Smoker is gasket-ed and seasoned. Got some apple wood from my cousin I need to split and dry. Already have Hickory and Mesquite. Lock and loaded ready to get some smoking done!
Any recommendations on what to smoke first to cut my teeth on? I have so many ideas on what to smoke. Was thinking of pork belly to get some bacon. Thoughts??