Chalk up another prediction for Lynn. I told her the other day that I saw a smoker that I really wanted and came *this* close to buying it, but didn’t. The first thing she said was, “You’ll buy it before long.” Hey, I waited three days! This morning I got to thinking that since I won so much playing poker this week, it’s almost like I’m not really buying it, the other players in my game are buying it for me as a gift, right? Okay, just humor me and say yes. So I went over and bought it this morning.
Actually, I didn’t buy the same smoker that I looked at the other day, I bought a different model. It’s a Smoke Hollow Dual Fuel Smoker, which means I can use either gas or charcoal. I was really torn between this vertical chamber smoker and a Brinkmann offset smoker. Offset smokers are generally considered better, but they’re also a whole lot bigger and they’re really for burning wood. I’ve never used wood as fuel before, and I’d have to do some searching to find a source for the kinds of wood I would use around here (you can’t just throw any old wood in there). So I decided that the vertical chamber smoker was a better idea at this point. It’s more convenient to be able to use gas or charcoal, and it takes up less space.
It’s a good weekend to do it, really. My brother is up helping us put in the new jacuzzi tub and bathroom addition, so I figure I ought to feed him well. The first racks of spare ribs went in about 15 minutes ago and should be ready by dinner time. Bon appetit!