Food Network going Que'!!!

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Master of the Pit
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OTBS Member
Jun 7, 2006
Valley Forge, PA
I was checking out the website today and saw they had a section for smoking!!! Now I didn't check out the recipes or their methods or anything yet, so don't go getting all edgy with me if you don't like what you see, I'm just throwing this out their for viewing...
Some pretty basic information. Not much in the way of technique and/or equipment. Does have some interesting recipes, but nothing that I thought was particularly innovative except for the Fried Dill Pickles (now that does sound interesting). Some good side dish recipes, but we really need to figure out how to get them to include Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans to make the list complete
Typical Food Network style BBQ....

Show the professionals using smokers and then tell you to use your backyard Weber Kettle and try to emmulate the process. `

It works....but it doesn't work as well as a real smoker.....

Good recipes though.......
Dionysus Deep Fried Pickles with a beer batter are great! So are pickled peppers done that way! One warning though....they hold the heat in for a long time!!!!!
I would'nt bet on that one. Use my Kettle for all small smokes and it works fantastic with the two-sided hinged grate. I did add a good thermometer to the lid, just above the grill.
I don't disagree that a kettle is a versatile piece of equipment - I even cooked a Thanksgiving turkey in one years ago - but there is a differnce between smoking in a Kettle and smoking in a dedicated smoker.

Its become part of the American venacular to use the term BBQ for anything cooked outside whether its on a grill, hibacchi or a smoker. I personally believe there is a very big difference between grilling and true bbq.

I respect your opinion, but I personally think the term BBQ gets put on way too many things that aren't really BBQ.......just my opinion.
No probleeeeemo...thing is, my Kettle IS a dedicated smoker. That's all I do with it for the small smokes. Got a WSM for large smokes, and a Kenmore gas grill if I want to grill something. OOOPS, I do really small smokes on the Kenmore also. Got 10 ABT's on it now, and will be doing salmon in a couple hrs. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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