Originally posted by Tom:
I don't mean to be argumentative,just thinking about uses.
Usually , we are trying to break down collagen and render fat, that might only be accomplished by long times and low temps.
I guess it could be rationalized,that a smoker could be used as a rice steamer?
Yes,most of us started out trying to use the smoker for everything.
Just a thought.
This is a very good point. At the moment I am considering an 008 or 009. I want this for shoulders, ribs, and briskets. From reading hundreds of posts for the last two or three weeks I have come to the conclusion that this is exactly what this particular smoker was designed and developed for.I'm not saying that I won't put the occasional chicken, turkey, etc in there. But, my purpose for them would be more to infuse with smoke than cook. As for jerky, cold smoking, better cuts of beef, pork, etc., there are far better ways out there to prepare them.
Anyway it seems to be almost a mania, after purchasing a smoker to try to smoke everything. And, sometimes the results are not very good. I guess it's "the right tool for the right job" kind of thing