My Top 10 Electric Smokers

food smokerAs you all might know, I recently bought a new smoker and it is an electric smoker. For me, parties are almost empty without a barbeque cook up and the best option would be an electric smoker, for a perfect barbeque party. What better way to have a blast in parties than to get to enjoy the traditional smoking food, and charcoal barbeque, with the best of electric smokers.

My personal list after research

Here is the list of top electric smokers that I have compiled while doing my research when shopping for my very own smoker. There are hundreds of electric smoker in the market and even more guides and review site in the internet. One could choose from some of the best barbeque website out there such as Barbecue Bible and Food Smok’r to get a reliable and trustworthy reviews of electric smoker. However, the best method is to visit a store physically and inspect the smoker yourself. Nothing beats surveying the smoker with your own hands and eyes. That is what I did and here are my results for the top 10 electric smokers!

Cookshack Amerique

This is a computerized, backyard smoker where you can load up the meat in the brisket, and set your desired temperature, and can be carefree. You don’t have to check it again and again, as it is automatic. You can even head off to work, after setting the barbeque smoker.

Bradley Smoker

This is a refrigerator styled smoker, and its quiet big in size. It is thermostatically controlled and produces both hot and cold smoke. The smoke that comes out is so controlled that you don’t have to keep on looking again and again.

Old Smokey Electric smoker

This is the most simple, and probably the best smoker, for a great barbeque cook up. You can load food, on the drip pans inside, and wood chips on the heated plate for smoke. The temperature can be manually optimized according to the need.

Big Chief Front load smoker

This is a great smoker for cooking large pieces of food and the best option to grill and add smoke to your food. It has a controlled temperature, and smoke production .You can smoke food traditionally here.

Smokin – It Model 2 Electric Smoker

This is a steel box smoker, made up of stainless steel. It is insulated with fibreglass inside, and it is a very efficient smoker, small in size, and the best for Household usage.

Char – Broil Electric Vertical Smoker

It is a simple and a classic modelled smoker, quiet inexpensive, and best for charcoal cook up. It produces an optimized smoke and temperature.

Master built 30 inch Electric Smoke House smoker

It is a huge, and inexpensive electric smoker, the perfect one for smoke large pieces of food, at a time. It is the best option to prepare awesome barbeque briskets, and smoke any of your favourite food.

Smokin Tex 1400 Electric smoker

It is an easy to use machine, and produces very good, smoky food. You have to put in the woods and, arrange food inside the racks, before you shut its door. Set your desired temperature and the food is ready to serve in a short while. You can enjoy the natural wood smoked food, by using this electric charcoal.

Meco 5030 Electric smoker

It is for household cooking usage, and is a simple and a easy to use device. One can arrange food, and check for the water level before shutting the door. The natural flavour old wood smoke is the best thing you would enjoy in your food, while cooking in Meco.

Cookshack Elite Electric smoker

This is one of the best electric smokers, for an old fashioned barbeque. It is professionally styled, and gives best results. This is highly recommended for best results.

researchDo your own research

Like I have mentioned earlier, this list are just my personal experience and after doing research on my own. I tried to provide as much information and accuracy as possible but my opinion might not be of the same as you. Even established sites like Food Smok’r have their own list of Top 10 Electric Smoker and it is different from mine.

So all that I can say is for you to spend some time researching and finding out on your own which smoker fits your lifestyle and budget. To get you started, maybe you can visit this site: http://foodsmokr.com

Have fun and happy barbecueing!!


Best Tandem Kayak for Fishing

You can share the thrills of kayak fishing with your spouse, friend, or even your child with a tandem kayak. There are many advantages of sharing your experience with others. According to a study done by Harvard University, when you share this time with your significant other as I do you will share some of the bonding moments that will help you grow closer together and understand each other to create a stronger marriage. It is speechless what kind of effect it will have when you make this same bond with your children. You want to take the same care in choosing the best tandem kayak as you do if you were choosing a kayak for yourself. We will take a short look at some of the best tandem kayaks for fishing.

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Hobie Mirage Oasis Fishing Kayak

This is a very nice performing kayak. You have the option to paddle with the oars or use the sail brackets to mount the sails. You also have a good bit of storage capacity to accommodate your fishing equipment. At a weight of around 100 lbs. it makes it easy for 2 people to carry and launch this kayak just about anywhere you can imagine. The on hull storage for your paddles makes it convenient to store the paddles out your way while fishing but available for easy quick access. Thus you can go wild and shop for every fishing equipment you desire.

Malibu Angler Tandem Fishing Kayak

This Malibu Kayak was made with fishing in mind. The sit on top seats helps you to be elevated so you can have a clear look at the surroundings around you. You can quickly access the holes that fish love to hide in. This kayak is a good choice for stability because it is almost impossible to tip over. Tall riders will also find this kayak comfortable because of the overlapping foot wells. This is a kayak that is specifically set up for fishing. This is why it is a good choice for one of the best tandem kayaks for fishing.

Old Town Twin Heron Angler Fishing Kayak

This is another great choice of kayak that is actually set up for fishing. This Old Town Kayak can be set up for tandem fishing or if you decide to go at it alone. It performs well and meets the challenge if one or two anglers are aboard. This is a great choice for a family kayak because of the way it is designed. It comes with an Auto Trim Hull that keeps the hull from popping up when you are paddling alone.

These are only a few of the choices available to you while deciding on the best tandem kayak for fishing. Be sure to do your research and visit a local boat dealership in your area top make the right choice in a kayak that will make a great fit for your family. Visit Love Kayak – Ultimate Fishing Kayak Guide to get more information on fishing kayak.


Maintaining a cue stick as a barbecue guy!

If you are like me – a barbecue guy and also someone who has spent a good amount on your huge pool table, you might as well purchase excellent cue sticks. Purchasing a good cue stick is as important as the table itself. If you have a great pool table with cue sticks made of poor quality, it’s like barbecuing with an old charcoal smoker. Just like you save up and buy a top quality electric smoker, you need to invest on the cue sticks too. Like any other investment, you must make sure that you protect it so that it retains its value.

pool table cueBest way to protect cue stick

The best way to protect your cue stick is to store it in a nice, sturdy case. Whether you buy one-piece or two-piece cues, make sure that you take precautions to maintain it well as they are made out of wood. Wood usually tends to warp and if you handle your cues carelessly, you are definitely ruining them. As soon as you finish your game, remember to keep it back in its place as it can be dangerous to leave it unattended leaning against the wall for long periods of time. Just like you protect your table against extreme heat and sun, your cue sticks should be protected too and so does your other pool table accessories. Try to store your cue sticks in a rack or case instead of keeping them in the garage or the trunk of a car.

If you know how to maintain your cue stick and follow all the instructions, it is pretty easy to do it. The most important part of the cue stick that you need to concentrate on is the shaft as it acquires a very sticky build up after a period of time. You can always wipe the cue stick with a damp cloth to avoid this but you should also remember to wipe it again with a dry cloth immediately, to remove the moisture. As mentioned above, the cue stick is made out of wood and moisture is really its enemy. You also apply a small amount of conditioner on the shaft while you rub it but remember it clean it again with a dry cloth.

Another way of maintaining cue stick

Another way to maintain your cue stick’s shaft is to rub it with a dollar bill. Though you might not believe it, many people use this technique. Though the denomination of the bill makes no difference, bigger bills work well as they add a great sheen to the shaft. Just fold it in half and rub it up and down the shaft to achieve a polished look. This helps to remove some grime off the shaft.

If you have tried all these techniques and nothing works, you can always try to rub your cue stick’s shaft with sandpaper. However, this is risky if you don’t use sandpaper made with excellent quality as it can ruin the shaft. Be careful and try to rub gently and make sure that you don’t reduce the shaft’s diameter as it designed geometrically.

Additionally, you can add some shaft treatment or silicon to the joint pin and reduce the friction. No matter what you do, don’t wash your cue stick with water as it can ruin them. This sounds absurd but many people actually try that too.

If you want your cue sticks to last for a long time, you must make sure that you maintain them well and while you do that, start with the shaft always. For an advance guide on maintaining pool table accessories, look no further then Pool Table Lights Guide.

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How to smoke meat the right way?

smoke meatSmoking is the process of slow cooking, where the meat tenderizes, in the setup, and gives a fine Smokey flavour to the food. It is a very good method of cooking. The flavours are strong and most preferred by people today.

How to smoke meat in a charcoal smoker

Fuel

To need to arrange a good amount of fuel, if case you need much during the preparation. You just can’t stop the smoking method because there is not enough charcoal. Some smokers require woods as well, and you have to keep an up to the mark arrangement. You need to arrange pans that you require, along with other groceries as well. You should have a lot of time to cook your food, and serve it calmly.

Building the fire

the next step would be setting up the fire. The airflow has to be kept in mind, while setting up fire. It is important that the fire should be in the windward side, for the grill fire to keep burning for long. If not the barbeque will take longer, and the grill will not heat up according tr the requirement.

Assembling the smoker

If the smoker is water based, you need to fill the water pan and put keep it directly on the charcoal, for the moisture built up. Then you need to set the required temperature and arrange your food on the grill plates. Then as the setup is ready, close the lid of the grill, and get it for preparation. Keep a track of the time. The best is of course using electric smoker.

Airflow

This is very importantly considered during the process of grilling. You need to set the vents of the smoker, accordingly so that the air passes the charcoal, and come out of the top plates of the smoker. You need to draw the air through the fire so that the fire keeps on burning with intensity. Through this an ideal smoking temperature is maintained, and become bit easy to maintain the same temperature throughout the grilling process. Too much difference in the temperature, while cooking on the smoker, will probably take off all the required taste, due to low smoke built-up.

smoking meatRunning the smoker

While the process of cooking is going on, you need to keep an eye on the fire and temperature. You should keep in mind, which the lid should be kept shut; most of the time, for a good smoke builds up inside the griller. Keep adding coal to the smoker, at regular intervals, so that the fire keeps burning with the same intensity. The temperature should not vary largely, as this may spoil the taste of your food. An ideal smoking temperature has to be maintained .You should also keep an eye on the food. You have to keep changing the sides of the meat, for proper grilling, and authentic taste. The needed spices, like pepper, salt etc has to be sprinkled on the food, and then the lid has to be kept closed for enhanced flavours of the herbs and smoke.