First time with the new smoker from Wally World, decided on two pretty simple things:
Chicken Thighs (1/4 with just salt and pepper, 1/4 with creole seasoning, 1/4 with old bay, 1/4 with salt and pepper and wrapped in leftover bacon)
Bacon wrapped meatballs
All loaded up (way too soon, but I will get to that in a minute):
I chose two very forgiving items for the first smoke, and I learned a whole lot about the unit. I did not let it get up to temperature for very long, and left the door open for way too long while loading.
The unit struggled getting about 200 degrees with the top vent wide open and the temp gauge on high. I opened the bottom box a bit and this helped.... but it eventually led to a huge flare up and caught the chips on fire. Need to use a drip pan next time?
Once I got that under control I manage to keep it around 275 for the duration, and the end product was very tasty!
Will hopefully do another easy smoke this week (fattie and some ABTs?) and also tackle something bigger this weekend.
Pictures would've been better if my photographer hadn't been at work.
edited to make pictures smaller
Edited by jcfullbr - 6/2/10 at 9:54am