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Smoking Hot BBQ

Jul 08, 2020 09:23AM ● By Dave Anderson, Karl’s TV & Appliance
Author: by Dave Anderson, Karl’s TV & Appliance

Smoking Hot BBQ Smoking food is an enjoyable way to share your culinary talents with others and invest in family time all at once. Smoking versus grilling requires a certain demeanor to learn all of the ins and outs of the processes and it does take dedication, determination and patience...lots of patience!

With so many advancements in new technologies available thru online websites and mobile applications it is now allowing everyone the opportunity to get onboard and become culinary experts in their own backyard. To begin, you need to decide on the smoker of choice. There are lots of smokers on the market. Leading the charge is the Traeger brand along with Green Egg and a brand-new competitor in the smoking world, but a veteran in the grilling world, is Weber.

Once you have decided on a grill smoker, it’s time to become a “Chef d’ Backyard”. Choosing your cuts of meat will take some research and provide you opportunities to explore apps that will take you step-by-step through the process of creating the fragrance of BBQ throughout your neighborhood. Unlike grilling, when smoking you want to maintain a low temp for long periods of time.

 One of the very important elements in smoking is temperature. Ensuring the smoker doesn’t vary temperature too much throughout the process is vital, as temperature spikes can be detrimental to the final result in the meat. Checking the temperature internally every couple hours ensures that your smoker is operating within acceptable ranges. It also allows the smoker to hold the set temperature and alert the user when the desired internal temperature is reached. The advent of Smart technology helps to take the guessing out of the equation.

 As the COVID-19 Pandemic wrapped the globe, consumers found themselves looking for new and innovative ways to cook while at home. Smoking has provided many folks new options, and assisted in allowing more time for family. Spring has shuffled in to summer and we all want to get outside, breathe in some fresh air and soak up some sun. One of the best ways to do that is to fire up the smoker! It’s a socially distanced event and provides a heath element in providing us a daily dose of vitamin D.