Yes, I have a smoker

KevinBig Game, Charcuterie, Cooking w/ Fire, From The Wild, Jerky, Moose, Smoking w/ Fire2 Comments

In response to my serving anything I’ve smoked: “Oh, you have a smoker? What kind do you have?”. I then answer, knowing the answer will create an assumption of half-assedness. “I use my BBQ”. End of conversation, typically. Despite my desire to reassure them it is not half-assed and actually does a fine job, I just let it go. I think people would prefer to hear that I have an elaborate and expensive professional unit of some kind. A back-yard trophy that can slice, dice, and increase my awesomeness.

The reality is that fire makes smoke, and so long as you have a place to put some fire, you’ve got a place to smoke some food. The only other ingredients are some ingenuity and can-do-attitude.

Shots of my outdoor smoking apparatus are here, here, here, and here. Today’s smoking: moose jerky. I found a really good recipe that I can get behind that gets devoured, and I may even post it…soon…maybe.

2 Comments on “Yes, I have a smoker”

  1. Ryan

    Greetings, I've enjoyed your blog for about a year or so (it's bookmarked) and felt it was worth letting the author know. I periodically check in and it's nice to purview the frequent updates and not visit a latent site (what's the secret? lol). Your peristence is exemplary. Anyway, keep up your good work. I'm not nearly as persistent but perhaps is along your interest lines. Anyways, keep the posts coming, they're enjoyed by "us out here".



  2. Kevin Kossowan

    Ryan – thanks for commenting, it's always good to hear from people who get some value from the blog!

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