Questions tagged [smoking]

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

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Preserve peppers before smoking — freeze or dehydrate?

I would like to make some chipotle (smoked red jalapeno peppers) at home. Currently I am building a smoker in my garden, where I also I grow a few jalapeno plants. My problem is that the peppers are ...
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Why am I not getting any smoke out of my smoking pouch?

I am cooking some brisket on a gas grill. Following YouTube tutorials I made a smoking pouch/smoke bomb just like the ones they do on YouTube and filled it with newly purchased smoking pellets. As ...
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Is there a way to quantify smoke in meat while cooking?

I've observed across multiple meats and cuts of meats that the other impact of smoking varies greatly. Additionally, while actually smoking my perception of the flavor is overloaded and doesn't return ...
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How to avoid smoke during pan searing meat?

I've been cooking in my cast iron skillet on medium/medium high heat with olive oil. No matter what I cook, (chicken, fish, etc.) the oil and fat in the pan starts smoking long before the food is ...
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Roughly how long should I cook 3.5kg pork belly ribs in electric smoker?

I know they are done when they are tender—not at a set number of hours. But we need to eat at about 6pm for logistical reasons. Was thinking of putting them in at 4am so 13h total cook time + 1h rest....
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JKWhy is my brisket rubbery when I cooked it [duplicate]

Injected, cooked until 160, wrapped, cooked until 200, just like it says online. Still very rubbery and tough. Maybe my meat thermometer is inaccurate? Maybe I should go beyond 200 next time. It was ...
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Oil constantly smoking. What is happening?

Even on an medium low temperature! And it is refined sunflower oil. It also happens with butter and other types of oil. I've been using the exact same oils and cooking on the same heat in the past and ...
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Raw Ham Roast…How to smoke

I was given a frozen ham roast from a friend who bought a hog. I have a smoker and was wondering how to smoke a raw ham roast...
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Sunflower oil reaching smoke point on medium temperature. Is this normal?

If I turn the heat any lower I fear that the meat won't be cooked well enough. It's only a small amount of smoke. I'm learning to cook and I'm afraid I will start a fire.
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Is it normal for my pan to start smoking?

There was only oil in it and there is no smoke when I cook in other pans. Also the heat was medium and I'm afraid if I turn the heat any lower that my meal will be under-cooked
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Smoking with chips after sous vide

I am planning on cooking a pork rack (pork crown). I like the precision of sous-vide, but I also like having a smokey flavor by using smoking chips. So I am faced with a dilemma: Either grill the ...
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Is it ok to cold smoke steak before freezing?

About to wrap up a 60 day dry aged ribeye. After slicing to 2" thick cut steaks and trimming the pellicle i was debating on cold smoking with cherry for two hours. I've done this before but directly ...
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What is the value of the “Texas Crutch”?

In US barbecue tradition, the so-called Texas Crutch is the act of wrapping large cuts of meat like beef brisket or pork shoulder in aluminum foil or butchers' paper during the smoking process. What ...
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How should I add smoking wood when grilling on charcoal?

Today I bought some apple wood to smoke some chicken wings. I was following an article on serious eats and it suggested to let the wood ignite for about 5 minutes before it produced smoke. I put the ...
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What is good water-pan placement for offset smoker

I want to smoke a pork shoulder low and slow: 240 degrees at around 15-20 hours. I'm using an offset smoker, Oklahoma Joe Highland. What is a good placement of water pan(s) and why?
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Cold smoked bacon biltong safety

Just looking for a safety/sanity check here regarding making biltong from cold smoked bacon. I would like to make bacon biltong using a recipe similar to this one: 1 kilogram Back bacon 4 ...
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Can i brine chicken in seawater?

I have been smoking meat recently, and I found out that in Maine people brine lobster in seawater. Can I do the same in Florida with a chicken?
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Wood pellets in a smoke box:

Can I use wood pellets in a small stainless steel smoker box on my Weber gas bbq? And if I can any tips on how to proceed.
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Is it too dangerous to smoke a stuffed turkey?

Sorry if this is a redundant question, but I'm finding conflicting advice about this: If I want to smoke an ~18 lb turkey, is there a great risk of it spending too much time in the temperature "danger ...
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A good way to smoke Picanha?

My friend and his Brazilian wife are pretty crazy about Picanha. As I understand it, this cut is also called Coulotte and is a part of the top sirloin cut with a fat cap on top. Typically, it's ...
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Various ways to identify smoked foods and liquid smoke

What are some key identifiers for telling if a dish was smoked manually rather than using liquid smoke i.e. taste, smell, visually etc. I'm curious about meats, veggies etc. What I already know: (...
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Smoke after cooking = grease?

I really really really hate grease. I have a small house, my kitchen is next to my living room separated by a tiny hallway. I close the doors when I cook and generally don't have a problem. But when I ...
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Is very slow smoking of meat allowed commercially in the US?

Many Portuguese sausages, especially in the Trás-os-Montes region, are prepared by smoking for weeks or even months. Examples include chouriço, salpicão, paio, etc. I don't seem to be able to find ...
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How to eat a spruce tree

Big farm to table dinner coming up. I'm showcasing the vegetables that are readily available this season. There is a beautiful spruce tree on the farm that I'd like to incorporate into a brisket. I ...
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Smoked Pork Butt Question

I’ve smoked two pork butts for 11 hours and they’re done- but I’ve not supposed to serve for 7 hours. My plan is to keep itv warm in the oven at a low temperature. Question is: should I wrap the ...
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Dry and Tough Rumproast

Me and my friends have been cooking a 2kg=4.5 pounds piece of rumproast in a bbq smoker. We cooked it at about 250°F for about 3 hours. After that we, wrapped it in tin foil, raised the ...
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Apple cider vinegar in roasting pan

I am smoking a turkey and don’t have broth to use in the base of the roasting pan. The turkey was brined over night. I was thinking of putting the turkey on a bed of celery and carrots with 3 cups of ...
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Smoking whole beef blade steak

I want to smoke/slow cook whole blade. These are big pieces of meat, average 7kgs a piece. Dry rub, then how long at what temp and what internal temp should it get to? What sort of time frame, and ...
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Do Smoked Ham Hocks spoil?

How long past the "buy before" date do ham hocks keep? They've been refrigerated, have no mold or off smell.
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How long can my smoked brisket stay in holding?

I'm smoking a brisket for the first time and it's for my wife's birthday party. I have a pellet smoker that I'm using to smoke a full brisket. I put it on roughly at 10 PM last night. Following ...
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How can I smoke something without a smoker

I am looking to smoke some meat for my chili, but the problem is, I have no smoker. I understand there are products like liquid smoke, however, this didn't create the taste I wanted or really much of ...
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How to bacon infuse solid cheese block for smoking?

I already cold smoke cheese. I'm looking to add bacon flavor to that cheese. Would soaking it in cooked bacon grease and cutting off the heavily saturated outer section work?
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How can I cold smoke without any of the equipment?

I need to cold smoke a whole leg of lamb for a few hours. I have a barbecue and plenty of space, but none of the equipment for cold smoking. What can I do? I'm looking for a quick, simple, one-off ...
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Do I need to cook smoked beef before eating?

I bought some beef from the supermarket that said "smoked beef" on the label and nothing else. It was contained in the fridge, not the freezer section. I'm not sure how to prepare this for eating. I ...
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Does the snake method only work on circular grills?

I have an aussie walkabout grill which is squared shape and wanted to know does the snake method only work for weber/circled shaped grills or for any type of grill?
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Smoker or Sous Vide first?

I am going for a smoky and tender beef brisket cooked to ~200 degrees. Sous Vide roughly calls for 5-6 hours of time for the brisket to come to temperature, however, I also want it to sit on the ...
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Can I mix a lot of different smoking woods together?

Due to planting some trees in an unfortunate location, I lost them due to root-rot. I have about eight small dead trees with trunks about 3/4" thick, and am wanting to cut them up for smoking ...
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Cast Iron and Smoke

I've had my cast iron for several weeks now and have been able to cook with it about 10 times. The problem is, the amount of smoke, and timing of it, have me thinking I'm doing something wrong... I ...
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rusty charcoal chimney starter, safe to use?

My charcoal chimney starter is covered in rust inside and out, is it still safe to use? The grill and grill grate are still rust free and new.
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Smoked meat too smokey tasting

I bought a large quantity of smoked cuts of pork (Ham, Sausage and bacon) and find it is too smokey. Is there anything I can do prior to cooking or method of cooking that will lessen the smoked taste?...
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I have some mesquite smoked brisket and would like to minimize the smoke flavor

I have some mesquite smoked beef brisket that is pretty smokey. Is there anything I can do to neutralize that strong flavor?
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Could you smoke a sauce?

I want to add smoke flavour to a somewhat runny pepper sauce. I thought of letting it simmer on the barbeque and also have some wood chips in water to provide lots of smoke. Keep the lid of the pot ...
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Smoking dried peppers?

I have a load of dried jalepeno so wish I'd made into chipotle peppers instead - is it possible to rewind time? I was thinking of soaking them then doing a low temp smoke on my grill. Will that get ...
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Smoking chicken breasts with and without skin

UGH! I'm so stressed. I Have a new electric smoker and I Have listened to every Tom, Dick and Harry for "The best way" to smoke chicken breasts, yet I have served DRY meat for dinner! What I'm ...
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Smoking time for 6 racks (18 lbs) of baby back ribs?

I have a vertical propane smoker that has slots for 7 racks. I will be smoking 6 racks of baby back ribs. I have smoked 3 racks (9 pounds) at 200-210 in six hours. I know I will need additional time ...
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Smoking 3lb Pork Butt

I'm smoking a small 3lb pork butt we picked up at the farmer's market. If I plan on cooking it at 225 degrees, how long do you think it will take to get to an internal temp of 160? That's when I plan ...
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Smoking Boston Butt and Smoker Went out - Food Safety

I borrowed a buddies pellet smoker to test it out. I got it going bright this morning. Got it up to about 225 and loaded it up a 6.5 pound Boston Butt. It never really stayed at 225, but hovered ...
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Is it feasible to smoke meat with spruce needles?

I am thinking of constructing a makeshift smoker and smoke some meat out in the woods this weekend. When burning spruce needles they produce a lot of smoke; is it suitable to smoke meat with spruce ...
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How can I get the smokey flavour in Hor Fun?

I made Hor Fun (not the linked recipe in specific) the other day for my girlfriend who loves the dish. However, her critique was that it lacked the distinctive smokey flavour of the dish. When it's ...
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What can I do to make wood dust for cold smoking?

In order to cold smoke, you need a fine wood dust. I work with wood and have obtained, using a band saw, a very fine wood dust. The wood this dust comes from has been well seasoned. Is it OK to use ...