good pointers here

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokeydobee, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. smokeydobee

    smokeydobee Newbie

    hello again, just wanted to thank all those that helped out on my questions about starting and maintaining my fire. I have smoked up a couple of racks of ribs, some salmon and catfish, a couple of chickens or so and with the tips here had real good luck with my fire. Is there an unwritten rule somewhere that every time you do a smoke it is gonna rain all day? lol! Also - can anyone tell me. I am using a Brinkman offset smoker.. can this be used to cold smoke? Or do I need another type of smoker to do this? Thanks!

  2. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't have an offset, but........... seems like it could. Use 3-4 lit charcoal briquettes and pile wood chips on top of them. This will make smoke without much heat. I do that in my ECB when the ambient temp is warm to smoke cheese.
    Guess it depends on what you are smoking. My $0.02 worth. [​IMG]
  3. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sorry smokedobee, I don't have that smoker. But you have me interested in the catfish you smoked! Maybe you should post your results in the fish forum. (unless you already have)
  4. ghost308

    ghost308 Fire Starter

    I have the same smoker and have given this some thought, why not use a hot plate and run the cord out the vent on the door, put a pie plate on top and fill it with your choice of wood, you won't even have to worry about attending the fire
  5. smokeydobee

    smokeydobee Newbie

    Ghost, that sounds like a good idea and well worth a try - I like the thought about not having to tend the fire for the length of time a cold smoke would take. I will have to investigate this.

  6. smokeydobee

    smokeydobee Newbie

    I will look into posting my results in the fish forum with some pics. I wasnt too happy with my results - not horrible but I will discuss it more in the fish forum.

  7. smokeydobee

    smokeydobee Newbie

    Mike ,
    Thanks your idea looks well worth A try as well as the suggestion Ghost had I think I will play around with both ideas! thanks again

  8. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    looking forward to the catfish info.
  9. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF smokeydobee!!!

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