Monday, December 21, 2009

New Smoker

I graduated from the Brinkman bullet smoker to a new Oklahoma Joe's model horizontal smoker with a firebox on the side. I didn't get it home until late in the afternoon, but set-up was a breeze since it was already assembled.

My good friend Scott helped me haul it to the backyard, and he insisted we christen it immediately. I got a fir going and threw on some chunks of pork shoulder I had left from making sausage.

I pulled them off earlier than I would have normally, but it was past dinner time, and we were all hungry.

It ended up as chopped rather than pulled pork, but with a little mustard and vinegar based sauce, and a hot buttered bun, the taste was incredible, and I couldn't wait to get the smoker into action again.

The smoker ended up working flawlessly. The metal is a heavy gauge, so it holds the heat well, and stays at a constant temperature for about 90-120 minutes with no tinkering. It also fills the whole backyard with great smelling pecan smoke. I hope my neighbors are appreciative.

- BBQ Snob


Michael H said...

Where did you acquire this lovely device?

Don O. said...

hah. We have 2 briskets on our bullet right now. Tis the season....

Paul Freeman said...

I have a 10 year old Oklahoma Joes that I really love. No offense but back with New Braunfels owned and built this they were made much better with heavier gauge 3/16-1/4 inch iron. The smoker should work good for you but it is definitely thinner metal. The true test will be when you do something like a fresh bone in ham ( which I highly suggest ) and you have to smoke for 15-17 hours. I hope it will hold the heat for you. Best of luck.


BBQ Snob said...

I picked this model up at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Dallas.


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.