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JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:41:10 AM »
I just couldnt resist posing these pic's.








This is a little better than an hour into it. Im sure that anyone can see where this is going.





 I got the sea scallops for about $16, they came from the back were completly frozen, which is good. The 2 kingfich steaks were about $6.25


 I used wood from my dad's farm in Tennesse, its oak.





 I cut this up into blocks with a miter saw. I use a charcoal chimney about 3/4 full of briquets, to start the smoker.


 The tin foil around the lid seal, stops air leaks, which can dry out the fish. As always, when i smoke fish, I use the waterpan with some hickory wood chips and half full of water. This has always worked well for me, so I go with it.


 I have been dreaming to get out to elliot key in biscayne bay, and ride around the mountain bikes, with my wife and daughter. The problem is you can only get to the island/key by boat. Tonight I actually ran this past my wife. See said there aynt no way you getting me to cross that bay with all of us and three bikes in the 14ft boat. So I guess thats out for now... Anyhow this is the spot I want to set up the axial rotor wind turbine(temporary deal, no more than 30 days) im still trying to figure out the stator winding on. There is a primitive campsite there, with running cold water for showers and bathrooms. Bear in mind Elliot Key is nearly 8 miles from mainland, and is part of a national park. The island is 7 miles long.


 Anyhow my camera misfired and took this. Good thing, american idol is on for two hours tonight. :) my wife is up watching.





I thought it looked cool so what the hell.


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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 07:00:24 PM »
update,


 On this batch ive done something a little different. I smoked the kingfish steaks and sea scallops, with the waterpan for nearly 2 hours, then, for the last hour or so, I have removed the waterpan.





When I took this off, it was steaming heavily.


Heres what everything looks like now.





I can get these type of results with the water pan, but I use more wood chunks, because it takes 8 hours to smoke.





The way this is cooking(without the water pan) on just left over hot coals, I think it will be done in about 40 minuites. Thats a total of 4 hours, first half with the water pan, second half without. Only stoking the fire heavy, with the water pan.


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Re: JW's Smoker
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »
The pictures above are scallops and Kingfish steak.

Below are some recent pictures of some Swordfish steaks and some ribs.

I just got the news my daughter has a 9 pound 8 ounce baby boy Im so proud and am a grandfather now

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 03:06:05 AM »
Hey!  Good news on the grandson!

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 11:20:15 AM »
Thanks Damon :D

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 03:33:00 PM »

I have built quite a few wood Fired Pizza ovens now. Build one for yourself and all your friends want one.
I would like to try a Smoker though.  Looked them up on the net and watched YT vids and the food they produce looks amazing. 
 I don't think it is such a big thing here as in the states so would make it a great novelty and talking piece for a party as well as providing Delicious Tucker.

We don't have a lot of aromatic type trees here to smoke with and Eucalypt  wouldn't go with a lot of meats but it might be OK with Platypus or Koala?

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 05:53:33 PM »
You need to use hardwoods god forbid you use pine, very bad.

So Oak, mesquite, button wood, hickory, apple, and cherry.   

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 07:12:22 PM »
Most fruit and nut trees are safe to smoke with, doa web search on the trees in your area. There is a list here http://ausbbq.com.au/a-guide-to-smoking-with-native-australian-hardwoods/ and oak is mentioned. Oak is a good all around smoking wood. Burns medium hot, very sweet smoke with a clean burning fire. Your smoke should be almost invisible and not white and billowing.
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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 07:29:09 PM »
it might be OK with Platypus or Koala?
Might be OK with 'roo or rabbit ;)
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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 08:57:11 PM »
Oak is a good all around smoking wood. Burns medium hot, very sweet smoke with a clean burning fire.

Except Tan Oak. I found that out by ruining a 12 pound ham. It was nasty! Horrible! It was supposed to be Christmas dinner!

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 07:18:04 PM »
Tanoak maybe? Wiki says it i an evergreen, BLECH!

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Re: JW's Smoker -part 4 1/2
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2017, 05:38:38 AM »
i read there was a lot of beech  trees in Australia . maybe that kind would work.