Meat/braai Smoker help

T-Rad

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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge/experience reviews on smokers (the cooking type, not the killing type :whistling: )? I am looking at getting one for my SO for Christmas and wondering what I should be looking for. I see there are quite a few simple boxes you put the chips in and pop this in the weber and then braai as per normal...are these worth it? I'm not looking to spend R7k on that fancy Weber smoker...I'm just looking for something simple.

In my looking, I came across the LKs Potjies smoker...anyone have any feedback on this? I can't seem to find any reviews for it anywhere! I see it's on Yuppiechef for R1399, and whilst I normally stay away from the Yup because of the (mostly) inflated prices, I have a 25% off sitewide voucher that I could use. Thoughts?

Unless I'm being daft and this isn't actually a cool xmas present and a complete waste of money!!! Just to finish the picture, my SO loooooooves braai'ing (he's a typical SA man :) )
 

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I have an electric Weber (becuase thatch roof complex :mad: ). Considered the wood chips but switched to Liquid Smoke. Add some of that to your marinade or straight to the meat and braai/grill it.

Not the answer you were looking for :p
 
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TEXTILE GUY

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Have you considered a Weber or Cheap Chinese Chit knock off type .... you can smoke in the kettle braai with chips, tinfoil and a few lumps of coal?

Edit .... just thinking, you cant smoke at a restaurant .... or in a plane for that matter. :)
 
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Have you considered a Weber or Cheap Chinese Chit knock off type .... you can smoke in the kettle braai with chips, tinfoil and a few lumps of coal?

yes, but in my experience the meat doesn't get quite as smoky on the weber like in this thing... also, I might have no idea what I'm doing :D
 

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yes, but in my experience the meat doesn't get quite as smoky on the weber like in this thing... also, I might have no idea what I'm doing
:D

Cool, pull in to my place over the weekend, I will demonstrate .... we can smoke and dop :)
 
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T-Rad

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Just get this:
http://www.lks.co.za/components/com_redshop/assets/images/product/1347978428_120-1smoker.jpg
or the bigger one:
http://www.lks.co.za/components/com_redshop/assets/images/product/1347978555_120-1smoker.jpg

Works with a cup of spirits to smoke a raw snoek.
Remember to put a layer of foil on top of the wood chips. Make it much easier to clean..

You can thank me later

urmmmmmmmmm thanks for sharing the links to the item i was sharing links to too :crylaugh:
but thanks for the tip regarding the foil layer! not quite sure i follow the cup of spirits part? I could just be having a blonde moment :whistling:

I'm pretty sure he would enjoy it...he always talks about wanting one, but it's not something he would ever buy for himself...and I did get strict instructions that it needs to be something for the house, sooooooooo this is technically something for the house i guess :D
 

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Have you considered a Weber or Cheap Chinese Chit knock off type .... you can smoke in the kettle braai with chips, tinfoil and a few lumps of coal?

Edit .... just thinking, you cant smoke at a restaurant .... or in a plane for that matter. :)

We have a Weber...that's why I'm trying to figure out if i should get something like that LKs one or something like this rather (which goes inside the weber with the chips in the box):
https://www.yuppiechef.com/outset.htm?id=21591&name=Outset-Stainless-Steel-Wood-Chip-Smoking-Box
 

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you can get the yuppiechef one for cheaper at checkers or somewheere else

its around 800-1000

problem i have with it is that you need to keep lighting the tray as the flame only lasts like 15mins

and thats not enough to get the chips hot enough to create lots of smoke

adding chips to hot coal while braaing gives off a better flavour for me
 
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you can get the yuppiechef one for cheaper at checkers or somewheere else

its around 800-1000

problem i have with it is that you need to keep lighting the tray as the flame only lasts like 15mins

and thats not enough to get the chips hot enough to create lots of smoke

adding chips to hot coal while braaing gives off a better flavour for me

Like I said earlier... the smoker is not there to cook the meat... it takes 15minutes to smoke the meat, and then you braai it. It doesn't take long for the smoke to penetrate the meat, and after a very short while no more smokey flavour is consumed by the meat.
 
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