Posted something similar to this on the main 'global' section but I think it is taking some time to be approved.
The good news, my wonderful wife has bought be a hot smoker and a cold smoking kit, completely out of the blue!
The not so good news is, I have no clue on smoking and there were no instructions with the kit, so I am looking for some help.
Sorry for the dirty firebox but I read I needed to season/break in the smoker by getting it up to temp.
Failed with this as the weather took a turn for the worse. Need to try again at the weekend.
I'm trying to guess what does what and how to control it. But I'd like confirmation before I move forward with it.
A: Top vent. Adjustable to help with smoke exiting and control temperature.
B: Not sure, drip tray or place for water to go for keeping the smoker moist and controlling the temperature?
C: Not sure, same as B?
D: Fire box.
E: Bottom vent for controlling intake and therefore temperature.
So a few questions....
1. The smoker was in bits. With no instructions on how to put it together! Does it look like I have done a decent job?
2. Am I correct with my guessing on what does what?
3. I like to think I am pretty good with a BBQ and fire in general. The thing that surprised me was a lack of grill for the charcoal to sit on in the fire box (D?), allowing a good air flow round the fire. Do I need to make one?
4. Do the chips go directly onto the charcoal or do I need a grill to raise them above the hot coals?
Sorry for all the questions folks but I am hoping to move forward ASAP!!!