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Offline BrentK

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Smoking Advise
« on: May 14, 2004, 08:43:09 PM »
Well, I started the goose jerky at 10:30 this moring.  As of 2:30 they look like there just about ready.  I do have a question about how to interpret the recipes for BS smoking.  When a recipe calls for smoking an item..say ribs...for 6 to 8 hours.  Does that mean you apply the smoke for that entire time???  I hope I'm not missing the obvious here.  

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Offline Cold Smoke

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004, 09:40:50 PM »
Brent, the amount of smoke you apply is somewhat a matter of personal preference so I'll just tell you what I do. Typically, I'll toss in 4 to 8 bisquettes (pucks)per smoking session depending on what I'm smoking and the quantity of meat per batch. For a twelve # gobbler I'd even increase that number a bit but if I'm smoking a couple of butts that I've baconized (buckboard) I would likely use 4 pucks or so- I find the bacon needs less smoke. From what I've heard or read somewhere I believe the smoke stops being absorbed by the meat being smoked once it reaches an internal temperature of about 140 degrees or so- after that you're just wasting pucks- I may be wrong on that- someone else here might have more precise info. So say a typical 6-10 hour smoking session for me would be approx 1-3 hrs of actual smoke time(4-8 pucks, give or take) and the rest is just cooking time.

Hope this helps- my 2 cents.

Let us know how that goose jerky worked out.

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Offline Fuzzybear

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004, 11:35:11 PM »
I like a lot of smoke and about double what Mr. Smoke does....my gobbler smoked for at least 1/2 to 2/3rds the total cook time - each puck goes 20 minutes so that would have been between 6 and 9 pucks...

Talk about preference on the smoke flavor!

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Offline Chez Bubba

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2004, 04:45:10 AM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Cold Smoke</i>
<br />From what I've heard or read somewhere I believe the smoke stops being absorbed by the meat being smoked once it reaches an internal temperature of about 140 degrees or so- after that you're just wasting pucks- I may be wrong on that- someone else here might have more precise info<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">CS,
If that info comes from me, I am only proposing my experiences & personal tastes. Apparently, I like a lot more smoke flavor than you, but that is beside the point.

Maybe the post you're thinking about is where someone asked whether to apply the smoke at the beginning or the end? I do think that after a certain point, the "meat" won't absorb any more smoke, but the "crust" still can become "super-smokey" & benefit the overall taste of, let's say, a shredded pork butt.

Like you said <b>"the amount of smoke you apply is somewhat a matter of personal preference"</b> and that's why we're all here sharing our experiences![:)][8D]

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2004, 03:55:04 PM »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Chez Bubba</i>
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<br />From what I've heard or read somewhere I believe the smoke stops being absorbed by the meat being smoked once it reaches an internal temperature of about 140 degrees or so-

I'm still trying to find the source of that info- I don't think it came to me in a dream [?][:)] I'll keep digging...

 
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Maybe the post you're thinking about is where someone asked whether to apply the smoke at the beginning or the end? I do think that after a certain point, the "meat" won't absorb any more smoke, but the "crust" still can become "super-smokey" & benefit the overall taste of, let's say, a shredded pork butt.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

I guess the message that I was trying to make is that different meats might require different/varying amounts of smoke. I've yet to oversmoke a chicken, turkey or a butt, but I have definately oversmoked ribs and bacon. All a matter of trial and error and that personal preference thing again....



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Offline BrentK

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2004, 04:53:41 PM »
Thanks to all of you for the advise!![:D]

I went with 2 1/2 hours of smoke time on the goose jerky this weekend.  It took about 8 hours for the thin cut stuff 1/2" x 2" wide. and about 10hrs for the thick cut 5/8" x 2".  Sprinkled a little brown sugar over the top just before smoking...and I think it may be the best batches I ever done.[:)][:)]

I can't wait to get started on the Ribs, Butt, Chicken, Turkey,etc,etc,etc.

Have a GREAT day.

Offline Richard Pearce

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2004, 02:42:39 AM »
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I've yet to oversmoke a chicken, turkey or a butt, but I have definately oversmoked ribs and bacon.

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I agree entirely; ribs, jerky, fish and bacon can be oversmoked (or possibly overdriedout (sp!) easily but it takes skill and efort to oversmoke the others![:)][:)]

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Re: Smoking Advise
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2004, 02:20:12 PM »
Richard you are sooo right.  Ribs are different....Butts and birds, no problem.

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