While you can smoke well on a grill if you know the tricks, nothing beats a dedicated smoker for succulent low-and-slow smoked ribs, pork, and brisket. You don't have to spend $10,000 on a big black submarine as seen on TV. Whether you want to go with wood, charcoal, gas, pellet, or electric, you can choose from a wide variety of smokers that are easy to use and get great results for under $500. Here are our picks.
8 Easy Tips to Smoking Meat Like a Pro - The first step to bringing out the robust flavor of ribs, brisket and other meats is selecting the best meat smoker and deciding which fuel option — charcoal, electric or gas – works best for you. Smokers are fueled by propane gas, electricity or traditional charcoal briquettes. The fuel in turn heats wood that generates smoke. http://www.odumagazine.com/8-easy-tips-to-smoking-meat-like-a-pro/
Orion cooker!! Smoked salmon!! Fired up my O for the very first time. Did a 2 pound salmon fillet. I used a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand in the drip pan, alder wood chips, and seasoned the fillet with a special seasoning. Paired with asparagus and wild rice. 30 minutes and turned out PERFECT!! First smoke = success!! I LOVE MY O!! Best smoker ever!!
Making smoked beer can chicken is easier than you think if you use bottled marinade or salad dressing and a store bought barbeque rub. Cook the beer can chicken in an electric or gas smoker. Or you can smoke beer can chicken in a grill type smoker like a Green Egg or Kamodo Joe. Best of all? Smoked beer can chicken tastes great and is worth the little bit of effort!