I’ve been gone for longer than I wanted, but back with more fantastic thoughts. Obviously that’s my hope, not your experience, most of the time. Hopefully there’s 1 thing I give you to think about or learn. And truth be told, I didn’y want to be gone but sometimes my work gets a little hectic and when I’m not working, I get out of routine and sometimes my life keeps me from doing what I really feel good about. Well, incase you missed my posts at all, I’ll get back to it and hopedully you get a little of something you’ve been needing or wanting to hear, or maybe not wanting to hear. Let me know.
I was a little busy this weekend with my 15 year old, Nathan, which I’ll explain, and from the feature picture, you should be able to tell what it was with.
I love building things, creating useful items out of throwaways, and if it can help me create healthy life choices, IT BECOMES A PRIORITY. Another family member loves helping me as well. Unfortunately, he usually makes more of a mess than helps clean.
I needed to complete this smoker project. Mainly because I really wanted to smoke some food. I have been dying to get back into things I love, and this is one I had been working on with my son. We built a smoker out of a wide file cabinet before this, and lets just say, I didn’t have the opportunities to use it. This would be different.
I wanted to use an external charcoal heat source but I was challenged as to how many times I would actually use this and the small investment I made to getting some parts to turn it around. I have a gas/coal grill already and found that the grills and coals bin fit perfectly in this bakers cabinet, so I improvised. I needed to use this immediately because I wasn’t going to be called out onto the floor and not perform.
While I come up with the right external choice, I knew I could make some modifications that would yield immediate results, so I setup to get a test run in yesterday.
We went out and picked up a tri-tip amd some salmon. The goal wasn’t to get the meat/fish done properly, but to get the heat and coal burn measured and adjusted the best we could. I have to say that after a few adjustments a few hours into the test……… Success
I can now smoke meat for entire event, in just one setup, and I don’t yet need the external heat source. This shall do nicely for great weekly prepping and parties.
Not having to monitor a smoke because its timed accurately leaves so much time and freedom to prepare meals, many meals, for the family.
If you can’t tell, I’m stoked about this!!!!!
Please, let me know if you have questions or suggestions, on anything…..
Thanks for the time