Actual smoking time

Started by Leifostberg, November 30, 2008, 01:22:18 AM

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If you smoke a pork but for 18-20 hours, how long do you actually use smoke; it seems excessive to me to smoke the whole time?????




Hi there, the actual smoking time is usually four hours max with the Bradley, after four hours the food is already well into the cooking stage, and so the smoke will not penetrate so much.

With pulled pork i apply four hours of smoke (12 bisquettes) the rest of the time is low and slow cooking ;)

I do sometimes use more than four hours of smoke when cold smoking, cold smoked salmon etc, depending on the result i'm looking for  ;)

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Thank you LilSmoker for your quick reply; it looks very reasonable to me.




I put no more that 4 hours of smoke on pork butts, or anything else for that matter.

I have tried more smoke, but it is hard to tell the difference.
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