There is no doubt about the fact that the best smoker grills are what you need to make the best and most delicious of dishes that you will ever have. While using a smoker grill may not be that hard, it is not a child’s play either. To help you take another step forward towards delicious smoking, here are a few tips ideas from Grills Forever on how to make the best out of your smoker grill.
With smokers, its slow and steady who makes the best dish
With barbecues of all varieties, it is all about patience. It may take you all day to make that perfect dish, but in the end, it will be worth it. Before you begin smoking any meat, it is important that you set aside the entire day. Right from preparing the smoker to getting started, marinating the meet and finally smoking and preparing it is a long process- and you need to be patient while at it for the best results.
Always use a meat thermometer to ensure that the smoke-cooked meat is done but is not overcooked
One of the biggest mistakes that many amateurs (and at times, even experienced ones) make is that they assume that the thermometer on their smoke is indicating the temperature of the meat. If you too follow the same thermometer, then you will end up undercooking or overcooking your meat. Smoke-cooked foods look different as compared to oven-prepared or grilled foods. Depending on the wood used, they may look red or pink when completely cooked. A meat thermometer, that tells you the temperature of the dish inside the grill, is what you need to get the perfectly smoked meat.
Experiment with different types of wood in your smoker grill
With a smoker grill, you have one of the most versatile cooking equipment that can make dishes as good as the ones made by professional chefs. If you are not using different woods with that, then you are not using it up to its fullest potential. Every wood, right from hickory to pecan, alder, mesquite, maple, alder and oak has its own particular taste, characteristics and dishes that it goes best with. For instance, hickory has a pungent and smoky flavor that goes best with beef, pork and cheeses; while alder has a delicate flavor that works great with lighter meats like salmon and other varieties of fish.
‘The Rub’ plays a big role in what your dish will taste like
A rub refers to any spice and herbs mixture that you will add to the meat before smoking/grilling it. It can be completely dry or have some liquids as well- but the point here is that you will use a rub, even if it is just pepper and kosher salt. If you are just starting out, then follow this simple composition to make a rub- ½ cup of kosher salt, ½ cup of brown sugar, 1 tbsp. each of lemon and black peppers along with 2 tsp of chili flakes. Mix it well and cover the ribs with it before you fire up the grill.
Never serve the ribs dry
Serving ribs dry is a great way to ruin the flavor! When ribs are done, glaze them all over using barbecue sauce. You can put them back in the smoker for 15-20 minutes after saucing, and then they will be done. This is one of the best things about ribs- once they are done that is it- you can simply plate them and serve.
The two most important elements in making a delicious dish are the right meat with the perfect smoker. While finding the former is up to you, with Traeger Pellet Grills BBQ155.01 19.5K BTU Pellet Grill, you will also have the latter. The Traeger Pellet Grills BBQ155.01 19.5K BTU Pellet Grill gives you the freedom to experiment with the assurance that you will get delicious results each time- regardless of whether you are grilling for the first time or are a barbecue veteran!
Thus, with this, you now know what it takes to make the most delicious dishes in smoker grills and what the best that the market offers is. So what are you waiting for- go on and get smoking today!
Author: Denis Lubojanski (Grilled & Smoked Food Expert)