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Chickens taste better when cooked whole. Pickles taste better cut. Sandwiches taste better cut and bitten from inside. Meat tastes better sliced against grain.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 04:05:33 PM »
Too bad they had to change their name Hakadosh-bbq is great

Hakadosh bbq?

Holy smoke!

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 04:14:28 PM »
Paging henche

I've done some makeshift smoking from time to time.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 04:31:42 PM »
Hakadosh bbq?

Holy smoke!
Gut gezukt

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 06:17:11 PM »
I've done some makeshift smoking from time to time.
Awesome.. Any tips or tricks?
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2014, 07:00:39 PM »
Back to the matter at hand,  anyone else smoke meat?
sure, from time to time

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2014, 10:52:03 PM »
Ive been smoking meats for the past 2 years and Im still working on the technique.
most people believe its easy, you put it on and come back 6 hours later and its done. NOT TRUE!!!
It takes a L O N G   T I M E!!!...Not only that but its hard to get the right flavow...
But its well worth it.
I just did a chuck shoulder roast and smoked it very well. The problem i had was keeping the heat even on the meat. I put the meat on the side of my smoker and the corner closest to the flame was overcooked.
My biggest issue is cooking it SLOWER. I dont get enough "smokey" flavor in the meat. It always cooks very evenly (I usually pull it out when the center of the meat is 140) but the flavor isnt smokey enough.
Since Im working with a smoker that I built from scratch (55 gallon drum), Ive been trying to fix the seal of the air and the flow from the vents.
If anyone has any ideas for me to make the meat smokier and cook slower, Id greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2014, 11:30:45 PM »
What's your heat source?
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2014, 11:32:47 PM »
I use coals. I lay a small bed down in a square (raised on a grate to keep the ash out), then i heat up a big handful of coals in a starter. I then pour the white coals in the corner of the square so that the heat'll spread slowly. but it still goes too quickly.
Ive been trying to think of a way to create an external fire box but I cant figure out what materials I could buy (cheap) to make it...

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2014, 12:11:13 AM »
Back to the matter at hand,  anyone else smoke meat?
I do.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2014, 12:33:36 AM »
I use coals. I lay a small bed down in a square (raised on a grate to keep the ash out), then i heat up a big handful of coals in a starter. I then pour the white coals in the corner of the square so that the heat'll spread slowly. but it still goes too quickly.
Ive been trying to think of a way to create an external fire box but I cant figure out what materials I could buy (cheap) to make it...
That's above my pay grade. I'm still using a kettle grill
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2014, 01:05:06 AM »
When I figure it out, I'll be sure to post details.
To be honest, I'm embarrassed  how long it took me to discover smoking. I'm from Texas and that's all they do here.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2014, 09:54:57 AM »
Are you considering other heat sources like a plate or pellets?
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2014, 09:56:41 AM »
Are you considering other heat sources like a plate or pellets?

coal is the cheapest option.
I dont really think thats my issue. I think its really the airflow. I have no clue on whats the propper way to regulate airflow

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2014, 11:08:51 AM »
Interesting cold smoking method at 4:50



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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2014, 11:10:17 AM »
Interesting cold smoking method at 4:50



thanks, Ill take a look later today