Well I have had the smoker for about a month. I discussed my first pulled pork in my intro post so I will skip that one. Since then I have been trying just about everything that can go in the smoke!!! Just wish I had more time and a better option for getting hardwoods (but I will find that in time).
So first up after the pulled pork was chicken wings! Homemade hot sauce and mixed that with homemade BBQ sauce using Jeff's recipe as a base for a nice mix. My initial excitement for these was kind of quickly extinguished I did them too low and slow and did not finish with grilling or frying for that crispy skin. The chicken flavor was amazing though, just need a strong crispy finish. It also does not help that I have pretty well perfect the deep fried wings at home... pics
After the chicken wings came Ribs. 3-2-1 around 250 target temp, home mixed rub and a little of the BBQ sauce from Jeff's book. Those were a success fiancé and my parents greatly approved.
First on the smoker Right before Wrapping
And finished. Got distracted and ate before taking a picture!! Fall of the bone and tender for the masses. Will play with different styles as time goes one.
And lastly took a crack at Beef Jerky that also turned out great. Oh and a little attempt at smoked salt. (Next time high temp or longer for more smokey flavor) The Jerky was a kit from the sausage maker (Cajun flavor) included cure so I smoked it at 120-130 for the first hour then slowly crept up until about 180-200 to finish. Took approx. 7 hours to get to what I was happy with. (maybe cut the strips too thick)
First on the smoker
Finished Jerky Finished salt very happy overall
I realize this covers a LOT of different things but advice and comments on anything are welcome. Next up will be my first brisket for superbowl! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!