Growing up in the Mendenhall household we did a lot of fishing and hunting. My dad was all about cooking up his special recipes. Most of them being from trial and error, and word of mouth, to find the best recipe. I really enjoyed watching how happy fishing, camping, and hunting made him, and the rest of the family. Cooking his catch was fun to be a part of. Watching how happy he was in the kitchen getting ready to mix up his recipes. The careful thought and care that he put into it each time truly inspired me. To smell the smoke coming off the smoker all day, and sometimes late into the night, getting excited when we would watch him start heading to the door, as we ran to be by his side as he opened up the smoker, even if it was just to add smoke chips or to check the temperature and to estimate when the meat would be done. I couldn’t wait until we could bite into what he made, and it was amazing. Each and every time. His thought and careful consideration into each recipe ensured his success. I look back on those fond memories, and in my quest to carry on those traditions in my own family have worked hard at perfecting the best recipes. I don’t think I will ever be as good at smoking meats as my Dad is, but it really holds a special place in my heart to carry on special things like this, to bring the joy and excitement into my kids, as they notice how happy I am when I am enjoying fishing and hunting, and how happy I am when I begin to plan what to smoke in the smoker. Most importantly, the joy and excitement of my five kids as the smell of delicious meat cooking on a smoker fills the house.
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Z GRILLS WOOD PELLET GRILL & SMOKER
The Z Grills 11002B Multitasker Pellet Grill Smoker Combo is the perfect smoker if you are cooking for a large family, a group of your friends and family, or a neighborhood gathering. The Z Grills wood pellet grills are the perfect smoker or the perfect grill to cook or smoke what you need with all of the grill space. Check out the full line up on our pellet grills page. Smoking meats can be very forgiving when it comes to tastes and textures. The recipes are typically strong with seasonings and spices, which makes for a wonderful flavor no matter what your craving. The slow cooking, the smoke flavor from the burning smoker chips, the salty and spicy flavorings added to the meat….Yum! Some of the things to think about when looking for a smoker is to decide what fuel source that you would like to use, whether it is real wood, charcoal, propane, or electric. You also need to buy a smoker that can fit a few full racks of ribs, or whatever the biggest meats, in the quantities that you want to smoke, to eliminate having to run several runs of smoking enough meat. I prefer the larger smoker, even though sometimes I only cook three to five pounds of meat. The ability to cook a turkey now and again, or enough to feed the family with some friends over, is an important consideration. Lastly, if you are in the market for a new smoker, I highly recommend the new pellet grills, as not only can you do some bbq grilling, you can also bake, smoke, and so much more than you can do from just a smoker, or just a regular bbq. One unit can do it all. Traeger, Camp Chef, and many of the higher end models from are the newest style pellet grills that can do it all. Some are wireless capable, so you can get an alert on your smartphone that your meat is ready, or ready for your next step, you an adjust the heat, adjust the smoke, and monitor how the temperature is doing on the grill.
Best Wood Pellet Grill Smoker from Traeger
Experience the evolution of fire with Traeger’s next generation of pellet grillsThis new lineup brings unrivaled wood flavor to the table, unlocking your food’s true potential. No matter which grill you select, Traeger’s 6-in-1 ability means you can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and bbq with pure, hardwood flavor.
Camp Chef Pellet Grill Smoker Woodwind Pro 36
The Camp Chef Woodwind Pro 36 Pellet Grill Smoker has delivered smoking and grilling excellence with the all new look, style, and an all new smoke box drawer that gives you the ability to add more smoke to your cook when you want that delicious smoky flavor. The Smoke Box allows you to simultaneously control heat and flavor by adding more wood pellets, wood chunks, wood chips, and even charcoal. You can even use cold smoke to smoke things like cheese by using the fan only mode. Smoking or grilling is a snap. Just fill your hopper with your favorite wood pellets and fire up the pellet grill for some perfectly cooked meats and that delicious smoke taste. Kick your grilling and smoking up a notch with the all new Woodwind Pro Pellet Grill. We recommend that you go with the 36 inch model as you never know when you may want to cook for a larger group or some larger cuts of meat, or even a turkey or two. Big Steakhouse taste without the Big Steakhouse price.The pellet grill smoker combo’s above are good for cooking, grilling, and smoking. The smoker below is for smoking, and not for grilling. It’s a matter of preference in what type of cooking you will be doing to ensure you pick the best smoker for you. The smoker below is also a nice add on if you already have a pellet grill smoker, and need a separate smoker to let you focus on griling on the pellet grill, and smoking on the smoker when you need the extra space on either.
Masterbuilt 30'' Digital Electric Smoker
Another great smoker for the beginner and expert smoker alike is the Masterbuilt® 30" Digital Electric Smoker. This amazing smoker delivers delicious smoked food without constant monitoring. This digital smoker delivers consistent cooking temperatures up to 275°F as long as your mouth watering meats need. Whether you are looking to smoke some salami, some fish, a turkey, a ham, some bacon, or whatever your tastes are, this smoker will do exactly what you need. It’s precise digital thermostat controls give simple to use control over the cooking temperature and time. The side wood chip loading system makes it easy for you to add the wood of your choice for delicious smoked flavor and aroma without opening the smoker and losing precious heat. It has 711 sq. inches of cooking space over 4 chrome plated cooking racks that provide plenty of room. It has a fully insulated smoking chamber, air damper for smoke control, water pan to add flavor and moisture, removable drip tray, and a rear grease tray. This is just a great smoker all around for focusing on just smoking the meat.
Wireless Smoker Meat Thermometer
Just insert the probe in the meat, and follow the app instructions. 100% Wireless for easy, and hassle free cookingGuided Cook System provides you with perfect resultsAbout The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Smoked Meats Experience Awaits!