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The people have spoken! These are the most popular recipes as voted by my readers! 

Its a fact, everyone loves jalapeno poppers. But what if I told you there was a way to make them even more lovable?! Wrap them in bacon.. then smoke them!
Trout is easily my favourite fish. Straight out of the river it is just bursting with flavour. Here is my simple smoked trout recipe to help elevate those existing natural flavours.
When you think of mushrooms I bet you think 'boring old vegetarian food'. However, I have a real treat for you. Smoked mushrooms are delicious, juicy even rival center stage next to the brisket at my house!
Pork belly is the king in my backyard. You can't beat crispy skin and that beautiful deep pork flavour. This is a classic recipe with a two-step smoked twist.

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What Is Meat Smoking?

​Meat smoking is a popular way of cooking, as it allows you to cook food (usually all different cuts of meat) using smoke from a source of heat. The temperature is kept between 225 and 275 degrees which is then maintained over many hours,  this consistent heat breaks down tough tissue.

You will find that as the fat melts away it keeps your food nice and moist so that it becomes more tender.

This method of cooking using backyard smokers adds immense flavour, tenderness and texture to the meat.

Cooking Without Foil And The 'Texas Crutch' Method

Many people find deliciously irresistible. If you’ve ever tried authentic barbeque, then you know just how good meat tastes after it has been smoked all day. One thing that has changed, however, is that smokers are now more modern. They are equipped with state-of-the-art features that will make it easy for anyone to smoke even when you are smoking at home.

What Type of Smoker Suites Me?

There are a few questions you need to ask yourself to make sure you invest in the right type of smoker.

“How much do you want to spend? Do you like using gas or would you prefer charcoal? Or would you prefer the ease of using an electric smoker? It can also depend on whether you plan on cooking for huge backyard barbeques or just plan on making delicious, healthy meals for your family.. ”

There many types of smokers, ranging many different prices, however, the right smoker is out there for you. By questioning yourself and comparing the different smokers in the market and on Simply Smoked Meats you can make the most well-informed purchase.

Thermodynamics Of Food And Cooking On An Infrared Grill

What Are The Best Smokers?

If you have never used or purchased a smoker before, you might be overwhelmed by all of the information & options that are out there to find the best smoker.

You have the option of an electric smoker, pellet smoker, gas smoker & propane smoker.

“It depends on your usage, price range & experience to determining what will be the best meat smoker for you! ”

The Four Different Types of Smoker

  • Electric Smokers
  • Gas SMokers
  • Pellet Smokers
  • Charcoal Smokers

Charcoal Smokers

If you want genuine, mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone tender smoked meat a charcoal smoker is the way to go. Using a charcoal smokers, you can produce explosive flavours with meats so tender it falls apart at home.

Compared to the other options of smokers available,  charcoal smoking is simply put; building a fire using either brisquttes or charcoal to produce your smoke for your food. They don’t require gas or electricity and have less moving parts to fail. However learning the art of building your fire and maintaining that optimal level of heat and air supply is bit more tricky. It takes practice but well worth your time.

Meco Southern Country Smoker

There are three main types of charcoal smokers on the market. Firstly barrel and drum charcoal smokers, cabinet style and offset smokers. Your needs, price range and lifestyle will determine your best fit. If your an aspiring ameatur competition cook a cabin style  is a perfect choice as it so well insulated, the meat it produces is top quality. Off-set smokers are hit and miss, purchasing a higher quality unit without any air leaks is of your highest priority.

A absolute firm favourite for all charcoal enthusiast is the barrel or drum smoker. They are really easy to use, really affordable and produce top notch smoke flavours. Find the top recommendations of Charcoal Smokers

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