Saturday Dec 3

I finished the Christmas cookies myself last night; baked, frosted, and decorated. The wife came in from her shopping excursion in time to help with some of the decorating. It takes longer to frost and decorate a cookie than it does to eat one…doesn’t seem fair.

3 weeks without smoking is my count thus far.

My sinus infection has morphed into something more lung/bronchial related, and am hitting the Vit C hard today, in hopes of quelling it.

I’ve had such bad luck with smokers…I was looking at this…ever watch Kent Rollins show? Cowboy Cookin’ or something like that..

https://www.hastybake.com/collections/cowboy-kent-rollins-collection/products/roughneck-barrel-smoker

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10 thoughts on “Saturday Dec 3

  1. For that kind of money take a look at Recteq RT-590 wood pellet grill. It doubles as a smoker and has controls that make it almost impossible to screw up a piece of meat. My cousin has this model and I have used it a couple of times with great success. I have a 30 year old stainless barrel electric that I have rebuilt the heating element a few times. Just because of repetition I rarely have an issue. I wont count the bottom round roast cooked a-la brisket style. It ended up a stringy tough BBQ that nobody really liked. It was an experiment that failed. My next grill/smoker will be a RT-590.

  2. How many more times are you going to bake Christmas cookies between today and Christmas day? Surely a full platter of cookies has a lifespan of less than 2 days.

      • Well, if they don’t last very long they must be very good!

        I’ve found that they aren’t so hard to make as (after I’ve made them) cleanup is a PIA.

  3. I bought a Big Chief electric a year or so ago. I like it. Light weight, small, and it uses just a little electricity. I smoke for flavor, not to cook through and it shines. A pan of chips lasts about 45 minutes, and then I dump it so the charred wood smell doesn’t overtake the flavor of the type of wood I’ve used. HEB has bags of smoker chips. I use those. The manufacturer sells bags on Amazon that are much finer. They last about 30 minutes a pan. It’s been a slam dunk. I got it for a C note on Amazon Warehouse.

    I made my own 55 gallon barrel smoker years ago. I had too many holes down low, and I wound up piling dirt around the base to shut them off. A single 3/4″ hole with a ball valve would be plenty of intake air. It took about 4 years to rot the bottom off it.

  4. I’ve been using a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker for 30yrs, fill it with meat & charcoal & it does the rest. And for something that I use 12 times a year it’s all I need.

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