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Pellet Smoker Vent Open or Closed: Which Is Better?

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Nothing is better than cooking over an open flame. The aroma of charred meats and the tenderness of smoked roasts that fall apart with the touch of a fork – it’s no wonder that grills have become a staple in the American culinary scene. Pellet smokers are the newest gadget, but you may be wondering […]

How to use a Masterbuilt Propane Smoker: A Beginners Guide

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Each type of smoker has its unique characteristics. Masterbuilt Propane Smokers are not free from unique traits. Some of these traits can be on the downside, but most can be beneficial. Knowing ahead of time can save you a learning curve and prevent trial and error on expensive food. In this article, we will lay […]

Tips for Clean Smoke in Your Offset Smoker

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When you’re trying to get your meat perfect to impress your friends and family, are you having an issue getting clean smoke in your offset smoker? We have our top tips for you to get cleaner smoke in your offset smoker. only use dry seasoned wood. good airflow is key to a clean burn. pre-light […]

Can You Grill on a Traeger Without Smoke?

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When it comes to outdoor cooking, there’s nothing that beats that delicious taste of grilled foods with a perfect char. Traeger pellet grills are known for their versatility, but not everything is tasty with a super smoky flavor. With that in mind, you may be wondering if you can grill on your Traeger without smoke. […]

Do Pellet Smokers Need a Water Pan?

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There’s just something about cooking outdoors. Everyone loves the feeling of being a “grill master” for a backyard gathering — firing up the grill, timing when your meat is done to match mealtime, making fine adjustments to preserve flavor, and finally serving up a helping of deliciousness for all your guests. And your pellet smoker […]

Do You Wrap Pork Loin in Foil When Smoking

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 Pork loin is one of the tastiest meat cuts to use with smoking. By smoking your pork tenderloin, you give it an added depth of flavor for your tastebuds to appreciate. However, if you’ve never smoked pork tenderloin before, it can be a confusing endeavor. How do you smoke your pork loin? What’s the best way […]

Why is my Masterbuilt Electric Smoker Not Smoking?

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 There can be a few reasons why your Masterbuilt electric smoker is not smoking. The leading cause is that your chip tray is not resting properly on the burner element. When your smoker is cold you can bend the tray support or the tray to make complete contact with the element.If you find your electric […]

Does Smoking Cheese Preserve It?

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Smoking cheese is a popular technique done by many for a number of reasons. The first, and perhaps most obvious, is that smoking gives the cheese a unique flavor and consistency. Smoking cheese gives it a woody, earthy flavor that you can’t find in any unsmoked cheeses. The second reason why smoking cheese is so popular […]

Is Smoked Ham Healthy?

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No, smoked ham is not healthy. In 2015, processed meats, including ham, were classified by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a class 1 carcinogen. This means that the consumption of this food can potentially increase the risk of you developing cancer. This is due in part to the high quantities of salt and sugar […]

What is the Best Oil To Season A Smoker With?

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If you have any experience with using a smoker, then you will know that one of the important things you need to do is season it. If you don’t season your smoker, then the food that comes off of it will also lack seasoning, and will often turn out rather bland.So, before you start using […]

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