Im in middle of cook on my offset and the fire has weird smell.
Im using mostly oak and little ash and maple.
It has like a asphalt smell. What it is? is from wood or cresote build up?
Also is it safe to eat?
I decided to take a full brisket and put in a brine to make a pastrami.
I was following a recipe for the brine and it seem like he was putting a lot of pink salt in.
The pink salt bag says 1 tsp for 5lb of meat. Is this for dry brine or even for wet because i put in like 7 tsp for a gallon of...
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Just got a delivery of wood and he claims he gave only oak.
I no expert but I can see some oak but am stuck on couple of pieces.
Any wood experts can tell?
Really appreciate any help.
I have wood that has fungus and maybe some mold.
I'm curious can just take the fungus off usually by taking bark off? or is the wood itself the problem?
Any help appreciated.
Im in NJ and cant seem to find normal wood supplier.
Hey fellow NJ smokers,
I'm looking for a good wood supplier, I have tried a couple and not impressed.
One guy didn't let me see water content the other was expensive but gave a good product.
I'm wondering if anyone has a good wood supplier they can share?
Im new to the offset world.
I just got the Brazos and i have hard time keeping fire on. my fire spreads to much in the firebox and after couple hours there is not enough to catch the next piece of wood and it never really catches. Im using the charcoal plate that comes with it.
Im think i might...