HI Ya..all new to the forum and new to Smokers
Well finally broke down and ordered a smoker. Hoping I made the best choice with the SM020. I am a BBQ lover in need of a fix. Once the snow storm here in CO stops I can get the thing out on the Patio and start the seasoning process.
The smoker arrived today along with a box of hardwood to get started. Being a woodworker I only ordered what I can't cut from my wood pile, LOL. Anyone try smoking with exotic woods? I would not want to ruin a pork butt trying out some new smoky flavor from hell. If anyone has let me know as I am curious.
I do have some questions. I figured out that I need charcoal to get that smoke ring but I have also read that getting skin to crisp in the electric smoker may be a problem. Because the new SM020 has a higher temp range does this mean I can crank it up at the end of the cooking cycle and get a crispy skin on something like a chicken? If any one knows please let me know.