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Affordable 1st smoker BBQ
Xmas present and my first smoker bbq. By no means am I an experienced smoker bbq guy, but hold my own on the traditional Aussie bbq.
Have cooked ribs, brisket, and a rump roast on this so far. Haven’t used it for grilling, because I don’t reckon it gets hot enough. The slow cooked stuff have been all day cooks (8-10 hours) with me checking on it about half way through, then regularly in the final 2 hours to get the meat temp right (meat thermometer almost essential). Wood chips easy to do; I just put them in the water reserve at first, then la...ter scooped them out into the coals. Definitely adds flavour to the meat. It’s easy to assemble (screwdriver and small adjustable wrench). Easy to clean as it breaks down into 3 sections: Lid, middle, bottom. I wiped them down after each cook with a bbq wipe. Overall, Pretty happy with it and the missus likes the end result so likely will justify a better smoker for next Chrissy. I recommend it to any bloke who’s keen to try low and slow cooking with minimal outlay. Expense to setup for for what I have was $127. All from Bunnings. Bbq smoker : $70
Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores.
Questions & Answers
I am wondering where to find information on how to use this smoker. The instructions with it are purely for assembly.
G'Day, I got one of these Jumbuck smokers as a Christmas gift, I haven't used it yet and I am yet to learn. I have the same issue, theres assembly instructions, but no info on ' how to use it' . The only place I found some directions was on ' Youtube' . Theres quite few variations of the same thing, and the more videos I watched the more confused I became. Some info is contradicting. But there is an Australian one from a 4WD/camping specialist, that seems informative. You may wish to use that to find some basic info on how to light it etc. , and I guess, like me, it will be a case of trial and error. But I will start off with something small just to get the hang of using it, like ribs, pork belly , butterfly lamb leg, something not too big or thick...in case I mess it up. The one thing that seems to stand out is , don't soak the wood/ wood chips in water. It affects the taste of the meat, and takes a long time before they start to smoke, apparently.
The other alternative, is to contact a BBQ specialist/ retailer and maybe they will be able to help, even if the info is for another brand, but similar type. Hope this helps.
Good luck :)
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