Campfire smoking help

Discussion in 'Pork' started by freddy, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. freddy

    freddy Newbie

    First off, hi everybody, new to smoking and the site. Long time BBQer but now I want to get serious. Going camping the end of august and would like to do some pulled pork. The problem is I've never smoked before, and while I do a lot of campfire cooking, I have no idea how to smoke over a campfire. I've found a good rub, have a dutch oven, but need some instructions on smoking a pork butt over the fire or in the oven. I'd greatly appreciate the help. Thanks!
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do it using indirect heat. I use a grate on a campfire, place the seasoned meat on the grate, but keep the heat to the sides...not directly under the meat.
    Keep the hot coals going, but do not get carried away..just a small amount of heat will cook the meat low and slow.
    Also for something that size I use a makeshift lid or cover to keep some of the heat in. Pans work great for this, even foil pans work well.

    Plan on slow smoking something like a pork shoulder or butt for several hours. It will take a long time and you need to be there to tend the fire.
    OR if you are interested, I can tell ya how to cook it in an underground pit. :)
  3. freddy

    freddy Newbie

    First off, thanks for the quick reply. Smoking it over the grate wouldn't be a problem except I'll be gone for about 2-3 hours during the day. So, you caught my interest with the pit. What do you suggest? I'll try this at home before the trip, so if it doesn't work I'll do it over the fire. Thanks again.
  4. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey CG,

    I would love to know how to cook underground, please post when you have the time. Thanks in advance.
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jeff and Freedy, listen to this gal, she knows what she's talking about. Her posts are always informitive and I always seem to learn a thing or twa- Yep this old dawg has learned a few new tricks!!

    Jeanie-although I don't post a reply in alot of posts, I will say that your posts have always impressed me!!

    You go girl-you help make SMF a happening place!

  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dutch, Thank you!!! You've definately made my day.[​IMG][​IMG]

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