BBQ Smoker

jconway23 Sep 7, 2013

  1. jconway23

    jconway23 Bought an X

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    Just look for opinions on an upright smoker. I already have a decent grill style one. Just looking for something different for the colder months here in PA. A friend of my has one of these. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00104WRCY/ref=pe_74670_32422020_pe_epc__1p_1_ti Its fits my budget. Although if there is something better for the buck I'll go with that. I've been doing some research on these so far and there are alot of options. I'm trying to stay as cheap as I can within reason cause I am dipping into my tire fund. LoL

    Jesse
     
  2. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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  3. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I use a flower pot smoker/BBQ. Dug out my old insulated Elk/Bear/deer smoker. Now, use the Flower pot to Cold smoke garlic, Cheese, onions. Spices- Habranaro, Cayenne. Easy to Cold smoke the colder it gets outside.
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    Will be Cold smoking 24 cloves of Garlic today. Plus, some Cheese blocks to be vacuum sealed for aging..

    That's my DIY smoker. Now, just need to tag a Large Deer Or Bear.. for Jerky making And maybe smoked roast.
     
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  4. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    It kind of all comes down to how much stuff you want to smoke at a time. I have one of the old gas powered ones from Home Depot that I can fit about 45-50 lbs at a time. For smaller quantity items I like my vertical smoker because I like using nothing but wood and I can control the eat and amount of smoke that I throw at it.

    If you want to get truly barbaric, old ref-freezers make great smokers because they hold the heat so well, and they already have places to put the shelves that you need to make.
     
  5. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Boy this is wale ago. Haha.
    Cold smoking many things. My smoker is upgraded as with now cold smoking butter, cheese, garlic..
    Jarlsberg cheese from Costco. Is really good. Buy when on sale toss in fridge till cold temps arrive
    Swiss, cheddar, pepper jack.

    Smoke vacuum seal date toss in fridge for 7 months to year. Err will longer it ages better it gets.
    Ah life is good. :)
     
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  6. TerryD

    TerryD Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    I run an old vertical that sits on the coal pan rather than having it inside that I picked up off FB for $30 most of the time. It'll do a 10-12lb butt and a pan of beans without issue. I have the big OK Joe Highland offset but I haven't run it in over a year because of how hungry it is for the amount of meat I usually fix.

    I need to drag it out and do a couple butts and some ribs sometime I guess or just go ahead and sell it to someone who wants something bigger. I've been looking for one of the OK Joe Bronco verticals to take a look at but no one locally has them in stock.
     
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  7. LBX

    LBX Bought an X

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    I love my Masterbuilt 30 electric smoker. Its been going strong for over two years now.
     
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  8. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    I am using a brinkmann cajun cooker (got it for free) but would love to have something bigger and better.
     
  9. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    The good thing about the bigger smokers is you can do some for now and some for the freezer.
     
  10. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    And if you like hard boiled eggs I would suggest smoking some. Smoked hard boiled eggs are on a whole different level compared to regular hard boiled eggs.
     
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  11. BEEFY

    BEEFY Lockers Installed

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    So you hard boil the eggs then leave them in the shell and put them in the smoker? For how long and how hot?
     
  12. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Hard boil them
    take out of the shell
    Find something like stainless steel screen to put them on or not the will stick a little to the grate.
    Smoke them low like 100°f or lower for about 30-45 minutes.
    Now the trick is right off the smoker they will not have much of a smoke flavor but let them sit in the refrigerator overnight and it will intensify.
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  13. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    did try those.. and they are good.. just lots of work boiling peeling then smoking.. can eat them too dam fast..

    Cheese is same way.. smoke.. Toss in fridge, allow to age. Some say 3 week's.. I age 1 year... seems to be really good time frame.

    Smoke try of olive oils, great on pop corn,
    SMoke must be cold!.

    When it snows.. I will smoke butter.. an cheese
     
  14. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Cheese would not last 3 week let alone a year in my house.
     
  15. CHUG

    CHUG Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I have a friend who is Allergic to cheese some kind of Gene defect! haha. .. but has large Fridge.... who stores my cheese. to age.. SAFE. and secure.

    amazing how many friends you have when you made mention your smoking own cheese.. I feel like a $2.00 whore..
     
  16. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    I thought about doing cheese but right now I just need a bigger smoker I can't even fit a rack of ribs in mine.
     
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  17. BEEFY

    BEEFY Lockers Installed

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    I just recently found out that making hard boil eggs in the instapot is the way to go. The eggs peal so easily.
     
  18. FishCannon

    FishCannon Test Drive

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    How do you cook them in the Instapot? I'll have to try this.
     
  19. meisanerd

    meisanerd Bought an X

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  20. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    I think it only takes like 5 minutes to do hard boiled eggs you would have to double check to make sure.
     
  21. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista First Fill-Up (of many)

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    File cabinet. I'm from TX, I've seen it all..
     

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