The valve on the side is used as an adjustable air inlet. Use it to maintain temp. I have 4 holes in mine. One has the valve and the others just get covered with magnets. I'm thinking about installing a second valve in one of the other holes. In winter it usually takes one valve full open and...
The mesquite worked well for me. I think it would be overpowering on a longer smoke. I don't use mesquite that much. I got this bag for some goat I did awhile back. Might have to try some other proteins.
Got an old turkey from my sister in law for our weekly cousin feed. Put the turkey in a basic salt and sugar brine for 3 days. I love this time of year when it stays between 32 and 40 outside so I don't need to use the fridge. I fired up the uds with some kbb. Got it holding at 300. Threw the...
No wrap here either. I will use my dry rub and smoke on the uds til they hit 195. I try to keep the temp around 250-275. Cherry is my goto wood. No sauce no spritz just meat and rub. No complaints other than I never cook enough. Need a bigger smoker.
I just got some hatch chilies and was thinking about smoking them. Has anybody done this? A couple questions I had:
Skin on or off?
Best wood? I was thinking pecan
Will be canning them when I'm done.
That's funny. True but funny. I was watching a cooking show and the judge said she eats with her eyes. I tried it grabbed a fork full of pp and poked it in. Didn't taste like anything but it sure hurt. Like bear said the smoke ring is just for looks. It adds nothing for flavor. Keep it moist...
I love my uds. It was way easy to build. I can dump in an 18 pound bag of charcoal and do about 25 hours of smoking on it. Once it is set it can hold Temps all day. I have noticed that when the wind changes my Temps get thrown off. I have smoked from -20 outside to in the 80s. I love mine.