One of the things we’ve missed in our travels is slow smoked meats due to available space. For Christmas my wife bought me a portable smoker made by Masterbuilt that really surprised me. For those of you who know me you know smoking is one of my favorite methods of slowcooking and most would agree I do a good job but that wasn’t always the case.
Years ago my father and I started trying to smoke meat and fish for dinner in a charcoal smoker with woodchips. Neither of us thought about brine’s or marinating so many of our early attempts weren’t even edible. Luckily that didn’t stop us it just moved smoking to the back burner for several years.
After I met my wife she introduced me to her uncle who, little did I know, was an avid smoker too. The first time he made smoked Pheasant I knew I had to get his secret. When he told me about his brine methods I listened intently and then started developing my own. Check out my info on The Smokehouse Wall tab for tips and recipes.
Anyway, I got further into the art of smoking with wood and the temperature issues that can sometimes create so I decided to try propane. My first gas smoker was a Masterbuilt big enough for 1 turkey or 2 briskets. With the ease of temperature control I was hooked overnight. While I still smoke with wood, pellets and charcoal I use gas when timing is crucial.
The portable model is no exception either. I smoked a pork butt in the above video for roughly 3 hours then finished it in the Instant Pot in 1 hour. The results were spot on for this recipe I’ll post on the wall later.
Check out the product reviews page for more info on the portable smoker as well as links to purchase one yourself.