For Father’s Day 2016, I bought a smoker for the father of my children (AKA Husband). He has always wanted one so I researched all the different types and styles. I didn’t want to go too expensive because it is his first smoker. If he never used it or was terrible at smoking food, we wouldn’t be out that much money. It’s a cheap bullet style electric smoker.
A couple weeks passed and the smoker remained in the same place, looking beautiful and new. I got curious. What if I smoked something? Enter my next hair-brained scheme!
You may not quite understand how silly the idea sounded at the time because I’m banned from touching my husband’s grill. My prohibition from the grill is a result of several failed attempts at using that grill. My husband goads me about the black hamburgers that were still cold and bloody in the center. I still don’t understand how that happened. Despite my previous debacles with outdoor cooking, I decided to take action. After all – it wasn’t the grill!
I got myself a slab of pork ribs and found myself a lovely rub recipe via Google. I researched cook times and how long I could expect it to take to cook. I picked up a thermometer to gauge the internal temperature of the meat.
I put wood chips in the smoker, set it up, and turned it on! Five hours later, my ribs were delicious! I also enjoyed it the process. To smoke anything requires patience and I have a great deal of that! Since then, I have smoked many more ribs, pork roasts, steaks, chicken, and a turkey! All have turned out tremendous!!
Today is Superbowl Sunday and I’m smoking an 8-pound Boston Butt! It’s the biggest piece of meat I have smoked so far. It cooked for about 8 hours and turned out to be delicious. My oldest son ate 3 pulled pork sandwiches. The coolest part, I made my own recipe!
I never knew I have some smokin’ skills!