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There’s nothing like smoked meats—whether you hot smoke and cook while you infuse flavor, or cold smoke to add flavor for later, a good smoker is an amazing thing, whether you buy one or make your own. This graphic from Tasty Meat explains what to look for in one, and why you might want to get one.
If you’ve ever had a finely smoked brisket, or even smoked wings, you already get this, but a smoker doesn’t just add flavor, it also keeps meat nice and tender, and aids in preserving meat for the long haul if you want to age it. Of course, choosing one isn’t as easy as just running out and buying whatever’s available at Home Depot—you’ll want to think carefully on your options, and what’s in your preferred price range.
The graphic below has some tips on how to get you started, but it’s really a gateway to Tasty Meat’s massive guide to picking the best smoker for you. It’ll run down some of the basics, like the pros and cons of vertical versus horizontal smokers, and the different types of fuel you can buy—whether your smoker is wood fired, gas, pellet, or electric. Check it out below, and then head over to the full guide to read more—including some suggestions for smokers to consider.
Choosing the Best Smoker: A 15000 Words Buying Guide | Tasty Meat