1st time smoking Meatloaf

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rkemo, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. rkemo

    rkemo Newbie

    I have a couple of quick questions. I only have mesquite or hickory wood, which one would you recommend? I typically try to keep my temp at 225, is this a good temp, and about how long should it take? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!!
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mesquite is kinda stron. I would go with Hickory myself. Take that bad boy to about 160-165 & your gonna love it. Maybe put some kinda BBQ sauce on top or wrap in bacon MMMMMMMMM
  3. Hickory smoked meatloaf is awesome. Put some bacon on top to keep it moist.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Both of the guys before me nailed it - great advice
  5. rkemo

    rkemo Newbie

    Thanks, going to smoke at 225. I am going to make two each weight 2lbs using Jeff's recipe. Any thoughts to approximately how long it might take?
  6. Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  7. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

  8. rkemo

    rkemo Newbie

    Thanks for the recipe. I am going to cook two of them so I may try two different recipes and may give yours a shot.
  9. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck with the loaf,

    I like to start mine in a loaf pan the first 1-2 hrs to set the shape, Then place on the cooking rack and smoke.

    That way you don't get a flat loaf.

    Hope this helps. 
  10. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don't forget the Q-view!   
  11. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Go for it

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