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Having Fun And Eating Well With Homemade Meat Smokers

Aug 17, 2007
There is an abundance of ways to prepare all types of food which vary from culture to culture, country to country, even state to state. Some people like to eat only raw foods, others like only cooked foods. Some enjoy grilling, others like to bake, steam or broil. There is also another way to prepare foods, especially meats, fish and poultry, and this is by smoking them.

Smoking meats is a tradition that has been passed down through generations and continues to be enjoyed by many enthusiasts worldwide. There are many smoking connoisseurs who don't just want to go out and purchase a pre-made smoker, but they want to create one themselves, for their specific use. This custom approach makes homemade meat smokers a fun and exciting venture for many, even a way to make extra money as well. Let us explore the world of smoking a bit further.

Types Of Homemade Meat Smokers

Manufactured meat smokers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with many styles and brands to choose from. There are electric-powered smokers as well as propane smokers. Yet, often a person who enjoys smoking their meats likes to build his/her own homemade meat smoker in order to suit their individual needs and tastes.

The homemade meat smoker can be assembled from a variety of materials, many of which can be found on-hand in one's tool shop or barn. Depending on the smoking needs of an individual, smokers can be made very large or small enough to fit on top of a cabinet. Much is dependent on the wants, wishes and needs of the smoker him/herself.

One type of homemade meat smoker can be made from an aluminum trash can. A hole is typically cut in the bottom of the can and a hot-plate of sorts is placed on the bottom of the can with whatever type of wood one chooses to use. Apple and maple are two popular brands of wood that are used for smoking purposes.

This reportedly gives the smoked meat a special blend of flavors. Placing the lid with a grill rack near the top of the can be a wonderful seal for a delicious mix of flavors while smoking. Smoked meats generally take a bit longer to cook than other methods of cooking, such as grilling or broiling. The temperature is much lower, yet the outcome is one worth waiting for.
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