- Feb 11, 2020
- West Virginia
Looking to get into it , I don’t know much about it and get some tips on what to get. Any good recipes you can throw out would be great too. Trying to keep it under $700.
You couldn’t give me a cigarette , a cigar now and then isn’t bad though.LoL I thought you meant cigarettes.
Just me and my wife mostly , sometimes we have friends over at most a dozen people a few times a year. Usually just 5 or 6 of us on the weekends. The older I get the more I’ve thinned the crowd out that I associate myself with. Thanks for the information. My local hardware store sells trager , the eggs , Webber and a lot of stuff to grill and smoke with but I was kind of overwhelmed on where to start. I’d like to do some briskets , pork , stuff like that. Have a lot of experience on charcoal and gas grills but never ventured into smokers.Let me tell you....
You don't need a $700 plus set up.... Unless you are cooking for a lot of people. Like 15+ people.
If it's just you and your family... Then it can be much cheaper to do that..
A large Weber grill can be used as a smoker.... Easily.
I will post a picture of my set up.
$200 or so and you are good to go.
Drip pan needed too.
And fire size ? Can be small and still work great.
Trust me... I have done this LOTS and LOTS of times.
^^^ This is how I smoke fresh pork shoulders on my 34 year old Weber kettle. Low and slow for a shoulder.Fire on the right side and drip pan in the middle... This is high indirect heat cooking for cheeseburgers.
Open air vents below the charcoal... Open top vent opposite side of the fire.
For smoking.... Small fire... Cut air supply to 90 percent closed vents below fire.
Use large hickory wood chunks place on the very outside periphery of the fire.
I can make spiral ham and beef ribs and pork ribs on this setup. We have cooked for 20 people with a large spiral ham on this very grill.
Me too.LoL I thought you meant cigarettes.