How to Cook With Barbecue Smoke
- 1). Acquire a smoker. There are several types of smokers available including ones that use heat and steam, and traditional wood smokers. The smoker needs to be able to provide a heat source and trap smoke around the meat.
- 2). Purchase meat. Decide what type of meat you want to cook. Meat is defined by its cut and a diagram of cuts can be found online.
- 3). Season the meat. Use your favorite seasoning and cooking liquid during this step. A cooking liquid could be wine, oil or vinegar. You can immerse your meat in a cooking liquid to marinade it or you can inject it. Rub seasoning on the outside of the meat.
- 4). Select cooking fuel. Acquire charcoal and wood chips, which will add smoke to the cooking process. Soak the wood in a bucket of water for 1 hour before using.
- 5). Ignite your barbecue. Use a barbecue thermometer to regulate the heat of the coals. The heat should be in the range of 200 to 250 degrees F for a good tender end product.
- 6). Wrap your meat in aluminum foil. Keep the top of the meat exposed in order to catch the smoke.
- 7). Place the meat on the smoking device and close the lid. This allows the envelopment of smoke around the meat.
- 8). Wait and be patient. Cooking at a low temperature will cause cooking times to increase.