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What Do You Consider as Essential Tools for Smoking/Grilling?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

My list includes:

 

WSM and kettle(w/ automotive drip pans underneath)

 

 

 

 

charcoal chimney

 

 

 

 

locking tongs

 

  

 

 

 

remote thermometer

 

 

 

 

silicone hi-temp gloves

 

 

 

 

stainless steel grill pan

 

 

 

 

cutting/whacking device

 

 

 

 

sauce brush

 

 

 

 

skewers

 

 

 

 

rechargeable LED lights and clamps(for the occasional overnight brisket and pork butt smokes)

 

 

 

 

10 x 10 canopy(with a view :cool: )

 

 

 

 

favorite beverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...last, but not least...

 

 

a zero gravity chair

 

post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

oooooops... :icon_redface:

 

Couple of forgotten items...

 

 

x-long, flat spatula

 

 

 

 

grill cleaning brushes

 

post #3 of 16

LEFT Hand Original PigTail® Flipper - Combo Set 12" & 19"

 

Recently I was getting ready to smoke a brisket and opened up the cabinet and found a set of these sitting there.  Apparently they were given to me some time ago by my Father in law.  They are called Pigtails and they are great!  They are very sharp and are wonderful for grabbing a big piece of meat and flipping it over.  As handy as they are they don't  compare to that zero gravity chair!

post #4 of 16

SFP pretty much has it all covered.

 

A second refrigerator is rising rapidly to the top of my Essential Tools list.  We have plenty of freezer space with our regular freezer and a chest freezer in the garage, but one shelf in the home refrigerator is just not enough space for me to keep smoked meat, meat to smoke, meat to cure, and bread dough, another cooking habit I've developed as a result of SMF!.   

post #5 of 16

Anything else I can improvise. But a good thermometer is essential to getting perfect, repeatable results.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Aggie94 View Post
 

LEFT Hand Original PigTail® Flipper - Combo Set 12" & 19"

 

Recently I was getting ready to smoke a brisket and opened up the cabinet and found a set of these sitting there.  Apparently they were given to me some time ago by my Father in law.  They are called Pigtails and they are great!  They are very sharp and are wonderful for grabbing a big piece of meat and flipping it over.  As handy as they are they don't  compare to that zero gravity chair!

 

Oooooooo, I want some of the hooks. Tongs can grab items only so large... :rolleyes:

 

 

My gf bought the zero gravity chair for me...  :icon_mrgreen:

 

Now I need a mosquito net for the overnight smokes. Lounging in it after dark, you quickly become prime mosquito bait... :icon_eek:

 

Truthfully, I think she intends me to be outside more, to smoke/grill more meals or for some space... :confused: 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Noboundaries View Post
 

SFP pretty much has it all covered.

 

A second refrigerator is rising rapidly to the top of my Essential Tools list.  We have plenty of freezer space with our regular freezer and a chest freezer in the garage, but one shelf in the home refrigerator is just not enough space for me to keep smoked meat, meat to smoke, meat to cure, and bread dough, another cooking habit I've developed as a result of SMF!.   

 

I have a commercial kitchen for my business that has a pair of walk-in refrigerators. This gives adequate space for experiments and storage. 241.png

 

Speaking of experiments, my ham is almost finished brining and ready for the smoker... :drool

 

 

My gf does all the baking in our household. Her latest creation is a brioche bun for char siu bao's(chinese bbq pork buns)... :drool

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post


Anything else I can improvise. But a good thermometer is essential to getting perfect, repeatable results.

 

My Maverick does the work for me in that department... 

 

Smoker temps and food temps all in one, with the added bonus of the remote module... :cool:

post #7 of 16

DOH!  A BBQ Guru DigiQ DX2.  Not essential at all for the WSM by any means, but wow, truly an essential for me now.  Turned my bullet into a truly set and forget smoker for as long as I want to smoke.  I've got 16.5 lbs of boneless shoulder in the WSM right now and I won't even look at it for about 6 hours, except to take this picture.  It has just about turned my Maverick into food temp monitor only. 

 

BTW SFP, I have two more boneless shoulders in the refrigerator right now.  One will become Buckboard Bacon.  The other will become your Char Siu. 

 

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

I looked at the BBQ Guru's at a dealer in San Jose a few weeks ago. The problem was, there were missing parts, no instructions or packaging.  They offered it, as is, for 10% off MSRP... :no_no: 

 

To say the least, I left without it... :icon_eek:

 

 

 

 

On the char siu:

Save 1/4 of the char siu marinade and use it as a glaze the last 45-60 minutes of smoking.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

Another forgotten essential item(at least for me)... :icon_redface:

 

 

 

A cast iron dutch oven...

 

post #10 of 16

HF propane torch and HF warming (weed burner torch)

post #11 of 16

Benadryl Gel for when the skeeters get done with ya. :sausage:

 

Richie

post #12 of 16
A good pair of welding gloves for handling wood.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FWIsmoker View Post
 

HF propane torch and HF warming (weed burner torch)

 

Do either of these qualify as a torch?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

Benadryl Gel for when the skeeters get done with ya. :sausage:

 

Richie

 

I prefer a more natural repellant... :icon_mrgreen:

 

 

 

 

An habanero a day, keeps the mosquitos away... :rotflmao: 

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

If you make your own rubs and pastes, this can come in handy... :icon_mrgreen:

 

Mortar and pestle

 

post #15 of 16

Half bakers sheets from Amazon for meat prep and carrying meat to the smoker.

 

15" Paella pans to use as drips or for an all in one, drip and smoke.  They fit great in a 22.5" WSM with a 13.25" round cooling rack.  Make carrying the meat back and fork a breeze!

 

 

 

 

post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 

Here's another tool I consider essential...

 

My handy microplane for zesting...

 

  

 

 

 

Makes quick work zesting any citrus... 241.png 

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