You are inspiring me to get back into smoking again!
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So this was my first smoke ever.
Wanted a 2 door LP smoker, ended up with a masterbuilt electric because nobody had the LP ones in stock . I think this will end up being a bit better for me because it's insulated and should hold the heat better than a propane one in the winter.
Did some back ribs after burning in and seasoning the smoker.
Rubbed them with a mix of dried chipotle powder, salt, pepper and a few other spices I grabbed.
I wasn't sure how they'd turn out or exactly what I was doing or how long to cook them, so I only did 1 of the 2 racks that were in the package.
I used 2 cups of hickory wood chips, 1 to start and 1 45 minutes in, that was it for smoke.
It took just over 4 hours to cook. Temp was set for 225 and fluctuated between 218 and 229, which seemed pretty good to me.
They had an incredible crust to them when they came out of the smoker.
Not much of a smoke ring, but they were loaded with smoke flavor.
Now that I've got this thing, I'm going to be smoking everything I can get in there.
I found an app for ios from Bradley and they had a bunch of recipes that I'm dying to try. One for wings, one for smoked bacon wrapped chicken breasts and one for smoked italian prawns.
I know about ABT's, but is there anything else that's a must try?
What I did was, half a can of beer, cut the top off. Chopped up onions, coriander, some salt and pepper all get put in the beer. I rub the chicken with spices and olive oil, and throw spices in the butt. Put beer can in butt, and smoke at about 250*F till 180*F internal temperature.
4 coilpacks, 2 gearboxes and counting...Originally Posted by alleghenyman
So my coals don't seem to be burning all the way through in my WSM. It's as if they just extinguish themselves midway through what I would anticipate their burn to be. I usually have the vents about 1/2 way open.
Am I not loading enough coals for the big smoker? I usually fill a charcoal starter full, let them all get red hot, dump into the WSM, and then repeat for a total of 2 starters worth.
Could it just be crappy coals? I'm using Kingsford.