ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Smoke Meats in Your Barbeque Pit

Updated on December 28, 2012

Smoked Meats!

Here is a variety of meats I smoked last month on my Dad's old, old BBQ pit!  Thick cut pork chops, country style ribs and smoked garlic sausage.  Delicious!
Here is a variety of meats I smoked last month on my Dad's old, old BBQ pit! Thick cut pork chops, country style ribs and smoked garlic sausage. Delicious! | Source

Dear Old Dad!

THIS IS NOT A METHOD TO SMOKE MEATS FOR STORAGE (IT IS A WAY OF COOKING FOR IMMEDIATE CONSUMPTION)-YOU WILL NEED TO REFRIGERATE ANY LEFTOVERS.

You can make great tasting smoked meats!

It's so easy and a great way to prepare a delicious meal for your family. I prepared this selection of meats (pictured above) in June 2012 in my Dad's old bbq pit. Dad is been gone to be with the Lord now for quite some time and we all miss him. He did teach me how to smoke meats on this same bbq pit about 30 years ago. As I said, it's old!

All you need is a bbq pit, charcoal, wood or wood chips (soaked in water), meats or seafood of your choice.


The Secret is Indirect Heat!

As I mentioned this type of cooking is easy and very satisfying for me! We love the flavor the smoke imparts into the meats when cooked this way!

Let's get started!

Soak your wood chips in clean water in a clean container for about an hour before you begin cooking.

Set your bbq pit up with your charcoal on one side covering half of the bottom area. Leave the other half empty. Light your charcoal and leave the lid off or open until flames stop and charcoal is gray and glowing. While charcoal is burning season your meats or seafood with salt and black pepper or whatever you like. I like to keep it simple.

Place a handful of chips on top of the glowing charcoal and lay your meats on the opposite end of the grill over the empty area of the pit. This is important and is called indirect heat or indirect cooking. You want to cook and smoke your meat slowly. Do not place meat over the coals. Close the lid and adjust your dampers or vents to allow the smoke to rise up, drift over the meats and exit through the lid directly over the meat. I never turn the meat either. Once it's placed down I do not turn it.

You will have to add more charcoal and wood chips as the cooking process goes along. Depending on the type of meats you are cooking determines how long it will need to be cooked. You can adjust how much smoke you want by how much wood you use. I add it about four or five times during the cooking process.

Many types of wood can be used to smoke meats. Among those I have personally used are hickory, mesquite, oak, pecan, apple and cherry. All have a unique smell and impart a delicious taste to the meats and seafood. My favorite is hickory.

I have smoked, beef, pork, chicken, fish, shrimp and oysters. All came out delicious and I had to learn how long to cook each.

I like to serve my meat with a loaded baked potato, a nice green salad and ice cold beer! Some wines would be great with smoked meats and seafoods as well!

I hope you try this type of cooking with your family and friends and let me know how it turns out.

Thanks,

Bubba


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)