E. Norma Stitz wrote: Tom wrote:
E. Norma Stitz wrote:I'm gunna by a new grill and I have my eye on a smoker gimmick...
...for beer can chicken. And stuff.
Which one are you looking at?
There are some important things to keep in mind when picking out a smoker...I learned...
Well, I've been looking at local stuff - cats who take a barrell and cut it long into two halves so the lid rolls back. Those are huge and not so cheap. Also, I saw a Green Egg, and though my German blood curdles at the look of it I'm told they're great little smokers.
...and I gotta start using the spellcheck more often.
I don't have any brands I endorse, but here are some features you should have:
1. Easy to remove ash. I don't have this. It's a pain in the ass. I have to get a little shovel to take my ashes out. Having a trap door or something in the bottom is a must.
2. A Sidecar Fire box is great for very low temperature smoking.
3. If you're going to be using it as a normal grill as well, get one with some sort of adjustable grill surface.
4 The ability to attach a rotisserie would be good. If you're the industrious type, you could probably rig something up on anything.
5. (and perhaps most important) Make sure it is big enough for a turkey. You'll want this in November.
There's nothing about a particular food that is repulsive, it's just the foreignness of any food that I don't know.