I've always loved good barbecue, but it's difficult to find around the New York City Metro area. When you do find it, you pay. I had experimented with smoking on my gas grill and while I got OK results, I knew I could do better. After a lot of research, I settled on a Smokette and I couldn't be happier. The quality is first rate and the results are amazing. The best part is that you do not have to babysit whatever you are smoking. I have only smoked a pork butt and spare ribs so far, but from these two, I can honestly say I will never go out for barbecue again, cause I can make it better myself.
I see a lot of questions about temps, times and worries about getting it exactly right. I read through many forum topics and can honestly say that all the info you need is right here. And the biggest piece of advice I can give is to listen to the experts on here and don't worry, you'll do fine. I think that one of the big problems with newbies is that we tend to over-think something that is so basic. We cannot believe that it can be this easy with a Cookshack. Well, it is. Its a smoker - not a complicated electronic hand-held device that so many people depend on these days. Just relax and let nature take it course.
My thanks to all who have posted their smoking tips and tricks. It is much appreciated!