Friday I had heard it was going to be pretty nice out this weekend. I started thinking about pulling out the smoker that Jen's parents gave me for Christmas. I'm also getting over a bad flu/cold, so I figured it'd be a good weekend to stay in and relax. I picked up some cheap turkey thighs at Sav-a-lot, and a rack of ribs for $11.00. I sat around Saturday night reading up on how to smoke. I figured out the method for using the smoker - gray charcoal hot before putting in the bottom bowl, on top of that the water bowl, then a cooking rack and a cooking rack on top of that. Throughout the smoking process, I loaded up the charcoals with wood chips soaked in water. I read later on that wood chips wrapped up in foil work better.
My weapon of choice: Brinkmann Smoke 'N Grill
Me loading up the smoker with more hot coals
My attempt at watching Nascar (I get distracted easily)...
Dark Horse Brewing Crooked Tree I.P.A.
My taste tester
The final results - Ribs, Turkey, Venison and Fish - Meat was marinated in a dry rub of: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder and Brown Sugar.