Meat Smoking is not as easy as it may seem to you. It is a systematic process which requires expertise and a lot of patience. Traditionally, the smoking method was used for the preservation of the meat. But now with the addition of so many excellent BBQ recipes, you must not miss out one.
So you have got one Smoker at home, but still unsure about using it – follow this Beginner guide to get started with the Smoker, and cook some amazing and flavorful smoky meat for your friends and family.
How to Smoke Meat – A Beginner’s Guide
When you talk about Smoking Meat, the first thing to be made clear is that this is a Slow process. And during the entire process, even heat is applied to the container, and the meat is cooked using the indirect heat.
The three things which you require for a perfect BBQ – Smoker, Spices, Meat of course, and Vinegar+Water Solution which is optional yet recommended.
We will divide the task into three parts for easy understanding:
Get one Smoker system. Without this how could you begin the Smoking BBQ?
There are different types of smokers available, choose the one which suits your needs and budget. After getting the Smoker next comes the setup procedure. Select the kind of the wood preferred. There are many of them which include apple, alder, maple, oak, cherry, hickory. All of them have got their specialty, understand each one of them, and make a quick selection.
Then you need to opt whether you need to go with the dry or wet cooking way. For the wood pieces, you can soak them in the water. You can leave out the large wood pieces from this soaking method. So your first step in the Smoking process is to get the Smoker unit all set.
Now next step involves the dressing up of the meat for the BBQ. There are a variety of meats available, choose the favorite one of yours among the ribs, pork, chicken, lobsters, etc. After selecting the meat type, next step involves the making of the marinade.
Well, the marinade is also not a compulsory step, but it will help in enhancing the flavor of the meat and end up in making it as juiciest as possible. The marinade mainly includes salts and spices, and this is evenly applied on the meat. Leave the meat to rest with the marinade, before cooking.
And finally, comes the Smoking part!
Set a clock for the cooking time, as we don’t want you guys to have a bad experience with the first BBQ!
Therefore, adjust the timer for 5-6 hours, and this can vary too depending on the meat type. After the time is set, put the chicken pieces in the smoker. Refrain from wrapping the meat in the foil, and smoking. This won’t allow the smoke to enter the food.
As an optional step, you can create a solution of water, vinegar, and the spices. Then apply it on the meat pieces, while the Smoking is going on. Cover and cook! And do not open the smoker unit now and then, this will only reduce the smoky flavor.
That’s it! Now you need to wait patiently till the time passes and the flavors get all set on the meat. The steps are simple. Still, you need to perform them with accuracy and complete endurance.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post on How to Smoke Meat – A Beginner’s Guide. Did you like our style of writing? Let us know in the comment section below. And till then, follow our page Smokerify for regular updates and other BBQ tips!