Questions about the practice of applying smoke to foodstuffs, often meat, in order to add flavor and/or preserve.

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Will smoked-then-fried foods impart smoke flavor to cooking oil?

I am preparing for a chicken wing cooking competition later this month. One way I've been making wings lately is starting with a ride in the smoker to par cook and add a hint of smokey goodness (think ...
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Smoking without wood chips

I am smoking baby back ribs using an electric vertical smoker. Given that most food absorbs smoke for an hour or two before saturating, what will happen if I stop adding wood chips after about two ...
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How do I smoke on a propane grill that has a separate smoker attached?

My friend has a propane grill that has a separate smoker attached to it, and there is a rack that can be raised or lowered under it. It is a huge grill with the smoker compartment on the side. How do ...
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Is it safe to smoke with oak treated for oak wilt? [duplicate]

Trying to find a source for wood logs to smoke with Ii found a guy selling oak on craigslist but he says it has been treated for oak wilt. Is it safe to smoke with?
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Electric smoker and a charcoal smoker

Got a electric smoker recently. There any differences that one should consider in terms of recipes when using an electric smoker? Or are there any processes that one must take additional steps when ...
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How long can i cook a bone in Pork Shoulder?

I have cooked bone in pork shoulder many times before and I am about to do it again but I feel the need to experiment slightly... My plan is to cook the pork shoulder in the oven for 8 hours at 100 ...
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Are any kind of wood-chips good enough for smoking?

I was watching a Heston Blumenthal Show called "Cooking like Heston" the other day, the episode was on potatoes and he made doughnuts using them. one of the things he did to prepare the potatos for ...
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Curing with smoked salt

I have a question about Ruhlman’s home cured bacon recipe. I do not have a smoker and I know the smoking step is optional but I was thinking that if I used Maldon Smoked Sea Salt Flakes instead of the ...
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What does a Thai Scented Candle impart?

Amazon Link There is a traditional cookie that is pretty much just a thick sugar cookie that is baked and then put in a covered bowl with the candle overnight. I ran into it because I was looking ...
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Smoke alarms go off now that we have a gas stove didn't when we had electric

Our smoke alarms are constantly going off while cooking now that we have had to replace our stove. My wife didn't really like the electric so when it was necessary to replace it, we went with gas. ...
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Reducing “gamy” flavor of turkey

I'm planning on smoking a turkey for the holidays. I have done that before, and it turned out good on the tenderness and flavor, but still had a very "gamy" flavor. I typically use either hickory or ...
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What is a “raw smoked” gammon (or ham)?

In many recipes I've come across the term "raw smoked gammon" (sometimes also "raw smoked ham"). English is not my primary language, so such terms are sometimes difficult. This site has an answer on ...
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Smoking a blade steak

I live in Australia where smoked BBQ isn't really common. I asked the butcher what he'd recommend for smoking and he suggested a blade steak (I believe it was). It weighs about 1.5kg / 3.3 pounds. ...
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What is the charcoal snake method and how does it work?

I've read in places about using something called the charcoal snake method for slow smoking in a kettle bbq. What is it and how does it even work? Here's an example picture.
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What would be an alternative cooking technique for the Orion Cooker to get more tender ribs?

After cooking my first batch of baby back ribs on the Orion Cooker, I found that they were more "Kansas City Style", as opposed to what I like (fall off the bone). So although the Orion Cooker is ...
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Smoking a whole duck - when to remove from heat?

I am going to be smoking a duck on my grill in the next few days, and I'm finding a ton of conflicting information. I was hoping you all could help sort it out. What breast/thigh temperature am I ...
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Smoker Ideas, something between Ribs and a Brisket

Got my smoker going and the food is turning out descent.. smoked ribs and a beer can chicken quite well so far. I'm thinking of trying a brisket, but that seems intimidating with my limited smoker ...
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Is charcoal or the smoker at fault for low temperature smoking?

I recently received a charcoal smoker for my cake day. I attempted to smoke pork ribs, here are the steps I followed. Cured the smoker with 2 Lbs of charcoal. (6 hours) Cleaned the smoker. ...
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Smoked a brisket that was edible but not great. What would you do differently?

I smoked my first brisket last weekend and even though it wasn't terrible it was a little dryer and rougher than I would have liked. Here is the smoker I used: ...
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Are feral hog hind quarters hams, or a different type of pork?

I recently hunted feral hog and had one processed. I have two full bone-in hind quarters. I wondering if these are considered hams or a different cut/type of pork. How would one go about cooking a ...
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Using my own wood for smoking?

I have some apple and fig wood from trees that were pruned yesterday. The pieces range from sticks the diameter of your finger to about 3" in diameter. How can I use these? Do they need to dry? For ...
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When smoking is temperature consistency more important than exact temperature?

I am smoking ribs in a charcoal smoker. The smoked rib recipe that I am following instructs smoking the ribs at 225°F. My smoker is maintaining a temperature of 215°F. I can add more lump ...
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Smoking a pig at 225 F vs barbecuing one at 250F?

I have seen many posts that say smoking a pork shoulder at 225F to an internal temperature of 195F will take 15 hours. I have also seen many posts that say you can barbecue a 90 pound whole hog at ...
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How important is humidity when smoking a brisket?

Recipes for smoking brisket typically recommend a temperature of 225 F. My weber smokey mountain has a water pan to help regulate the temperature. But what if I am able to maintain that temperature ...
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Can one become ill from consuming food smoked with wood that contains a common fungus?

If someone used common wood (oak, hickory, etc) from the woodpile, which had been sitting in the rain and weather for some moderate time and, consequently, may be harboring some common fungi, could ...
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Removing the flavour of smoke [duplicate]

I made something wrong and the food becomes a but (but not totally) burnt and tasted like smoke, what can I do with it? Are there any spices that can change its flavour?
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What do I need to get started with American style Barbecue?

With summer on the way here in the UK, I'd like to start trying some American style BBQ - ribs, pulled pork, brisket etc. as well as perhaps the odd steak and even pizza - with a relatively limited ...
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How long does it take to smoke a chicken?

I have tried to smoke chicken twice now and both times have taken at least 6 hours. I put the chicken (about 6 lbs) in my smoker with about 40 coals and add some wood. I also periodically add coals ...
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What temperature range is suitable for grill smoking?

I've noticed when smoking on the grill that sometimes there is no visible smoke, though there's the clear smell of burning wood. Once the wood has begun to smoke, what grill temperature will ensure ...
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Why do brisket recipes move to the oven to finish?

In the Cooks Illustrated BBQ brisket recipe and many others I've seen, they call for moving the brisket from the grill where they are being smoked to the oven to finish. I'm wondering why the recipes ...
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Is it possible to oversoak wood chips for smoking?

I wanted to prepare for a long day of cooking and get the wood chip soak out of the way. My barbequed brisket recipe calls for soaking the (hickory) wood chips for 30 minutes. If I soak the wood ...
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Smoke point and toxicity [closed]

I was taught to make omlettes with a hot pan and cold (room temp) oil. My wife thinks that I'm giving our family cancer. I heat the pan quite hot, hot enough to smoke the olive oil that I add. The ...
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How to store smoked fish when traveling?

We went to an island for a trip to explore local fish markets. This place is mainly exporting fish. We managed to get one of the best smoked fish (tuna, mackeral etc) from their local markets. This is ...
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Chicken on a Brinkmann Smoker N Grill

I've been trying to smoke chicken for many days now, but the problem is that most of the time the chicken tastes like a match. I've done everything, soaked the wood for a long time, cooked it with ...
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Would smoked chicken work well in paella?

I am not a chef, I just like to cook. Tomorrow I am making paella for a bunch of people, and I am leaning towards following this recipe. I was wondering, however, if it would be okay to swap the two ...
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Smoked a chicken and the skin came out like boot leather

I recently decided to smoke and entire chicken so I dropped it in and kept the smoker around 225-250 for about 4 hours. I went in and sprayed it down with a little apple juice and vegatable oil every ...
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Vertical Smoker Cooking Times

I have a gas vertical water smoker that I got from Cabela's earlier this year. I've had some success smoking a few different things: whole chickens, baby-back ribs, salmon, pork shoulder and a pork ...
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electric smoking 2 pork loins, increase time and or temp?

We're using our electric smoker to do 2 pork loins close to equal size. We did only one loin before and it was great! Do we need to adjust the time and or temp to do it right again? We want to do ...
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How much time do I need to achieve a smokey flavor in bbq?

What is the minimum amount of time that I need to smoke food (in particular meat) in a smoker to achieve a noticeable smokey taste (assuming I have plenty of smoke)? Is there a maximum time after ...
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Turning a cast-iron grill into a smoker

I have a Char-broil gas cast iron grill. This is one of the style where the flame is under cast iron pans filled with lava rocks rather than cooking the food directly. Works great for when you don't ...
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Cold Smoking in the Tropics - Condensation

I am determined to find a way to cold smoke in the tropics. The obvious problems we face here are a high outside air temperature (avg. 35° C) and high humidity (at times 85%) In order to get around ...
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How do I prevent smoked brisket from being chewy?

Last night I smoked my first brisket. I used a charcoal smoker which was given to me. I followed the advice given to me by the previous owner coupled with some quick reading from the manual and ...
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Gas grill: soaked wood chips vs. dry wood chips

I have a gas grill and want to get some good smoke flavor in a pork shoulder I am cooking. I've done some looking around for the best way to use wood chips and have found conflicting ideas about if ...
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Converting upright charcoal smoker to electric

I bought an upright charcoal grill/smoker years ago because it was cheap and I was interested in doing both grilling and smoking. However, I didn't find it to be a great grill (too small, and the ...
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How to smoke chicken without it coming out tough?

We bought a smoker and it has been fabulous for doing ribs. However, when we've tried to do chicken in it, it comes out "leathery" and tough. I have had smoked chicken at other people's homes that was ...
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Are smoked pork chops from the butcher safe to eat without any further cooking?

I bought a smoked pork chop from the butcher yesterday, and assumed I would cook it like any other pork chop, but after looking at it, it seems like it may be edible as is. The appearance is close to ...
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Soft bones in smoked chicken

For lunch today, a coworker and I went to a neighborhood southern-style BBQ joint. I usually wind up with fried catfish and he fried chicken, but today we both sprung for the smoked goods, and I found ...
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Ways to bar-b-que and smoke Kangaroo

Kangaroo is an unusual meat for most of the world. From reputation, it's quite hard to cook right as it tends to dry out: Kangaroo meat is very low in fat, usually less than 2%. This is lower than ...
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What's the difference when smoking in a spherical grill and in a smoker?

When smoking in a spherical grill like the Weber One-Touch, will the result be different then when a real smoker is used? What is the difference?
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What cooking/grilling applications are more suitable for smokers than standard BBQ's?

More specifically, I'm looking to determine if there is value in acquiring a smoker to accompany my current grill.