Any one here use a meat smoker? I just bought one and seasoned it last night. I plan on smoking some ribs tomorrow and a pork but on Sunday. I have never used a smoker before so this should be a fun learn. Would love to hear any info for a newbie. Some tricks or sage advice from a seasoned pro smoker...
First tip is don't smoke in the house, other than that, I'm jealous and waiting to hear some good smoking recipes and tips...
Go low and slow...temps for most meats (ribs, roasts, pork butts) I typically smoke at 225 to 250 - pork ribs around 6 hours - pork butts (for pulled pork) around 12 hours. I baste with apple juice every 1/2 hour and also keep a small container of water in the smoker to add some humidity. Here is my recipe for dry rub that I use on most meats and recipe for ribs!
Dave’s Rib Rub
· 1/2cup Brown sugar
· 1/4 cup Paprika
· 1 Tablespoon Black pepper
· 1 Tablespoon salt
· 1 Tablespoon chili powder
· 1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
· 1 Tablespoon Onion powder
· 1 Teaspoon Cayenne
ü Mix and put in airtight container
· Pork Shoulder
· Pork Tenderloin
Baby Back Ribs
Costco Pork Ribs – unseasoned
· 1 package (three racks)
· Dave’s rib rub
· Yellow mustard
· Apple juice
· Blue Hog Smokey Mountain BBQ sauce
· Hickory Pellets
ü Make sure membrane is removed
ü Coat first side with mustard – then rib rub
ü Flip and repeat
ü Smoke at 225° for 4 hours meat side up
ü Spray with apple juice every 1/2 hour
ü Remove from smoker and put in heavy foil – meat side up
ü Add apple juice and package tight
ü Back on smoker for 2 hours
ü Remove from foil and brush meat side with BBQ sauce
ü Put on Weber for 5 - 10 minutes – meat side up!
ü Flip and repeat with BBQ sauce for 5 minutes
ü Remove from grill and wrap in foil to rest for 10 – 15 minutes
Tom, get ahold of Mick (oldnfuelish), he's been posting elsewhere some tasty meals lately.
don't run out of propane on the Thanksgiving day turkey, you get yelled at when the bird is late!
I’m no gas pump Rob but here is a video of my 1st smoker experience...https://youtu.be/kCZATJHDxEo