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Mar 25, 2009 02:34 PM

I got a smoker...and am out of ideas

i got a smoker two years ago and have pretty much mastered your typical bbq. any suggestions for different things i might try smoking. i've got the brisket, ribs and pork butt down.

i was particularly thinking about a duck, but i don't know...

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    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

      Salmon, Coho, trout. Not sure what is readily available to you. Ham is great, chickens I love. Just did three a couple of weeks ago. Cornish hens are great, veggies like someone mentioned, pork loins or chops.

      I'm sure I'm being repetitive.

      1. re: kchurchill5

        Chickens are really easy to do. I do pork loins in mine. I've wanted to do some jalapenos, but didn't have any luck the first time. Maybe I didn't leave them long enough.

        I have a Brinkmann barrel smoker, charcoal-fired.

        1. re: revsharkie

          chickens are great!! I love them.

          Jalapenos are great too but haven't done that many. I need to try more of them for sure.

    2. Smoker, smoker, or a "smoke box attached to your grill" smoker?

      If it's the first... I'm envious... pulled pork, brisket, fish, turkey, any other kind of critter...

      If it's the second... I'm lost too... don't have the requisite temperature control.

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      1. re: kali_MM

        I don't have many problems controlling the temperature on my smoke box attached Brinkman barrel grill. :) I love it! :)

      2. Definitely fish.
        Cure some pork belly and cold smoke it into bacon (hot smoked is pretty good too).
        Goat or lamb leg.
        Cold smoked cheese.
        Sea salt

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        1. re: Joe MacBu

          There was a recipe in last week's LA Times Food Section on hot smoking pork belly to make homemade bacon. I was wishing I had a smoker to do so...

        2. Smoked chicken, turkey, cheese, garlic, chicken livers, rib roast, flank steak, pork chops, vegetables. If you can eat it, you can smoke it!

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          1. re: danhole

            Let me add to my list:

            Beans, after you cook them, smoke them for a great flavor
            Any game birds

          2. Salmon, turkey legs, sausage and cheese, yes cheese.