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    Gas Smoker at Aldi

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    Dont know if you guys are interested, but starting today Aldi have a gas powered smoker for $199

    Just brought one home, assembled it and did a seasoning run.

    Pretty impressed, 3 racks, loads of space, water pan and woodchip box, gas line and regulator all included. Big enough to fit a whole turkey easily.

    Cant wait to do some hickory smoked ribs later on.

    Oh, if you grab one, make sure there are no dents in the cardboard box. There is no foam packaging protecting the unit and the first one I brought home had been walloped. Took it back and saw an even worse one.

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    How low can the temperature go? Can it sit at 55-60 degrees to make jerky?

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    You can get a dehydrator a lot cheaper to make jerky.

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    Even cheaper, use a box fan.

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by 605C415A505146535B50340 link=1291253074/2#2 date=1291470694
    You can get a dehydrator a lot cheaper to make jerky.
    I already regularly make jerky in my oven as it can go that low. I just dont feel like adding smoking woodchips to my oven though to add the smokey flavour.

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    Not sure how low it will go, but may experiment with that today.

    Very easy to get it to sit on a really stable 110 degrees for hot smoking. Excellent smoker.

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    Try using liquid smoke for your jerky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66585F546E5E576E4559546E7354505F310 link=1291253074/6#6 date=1291504773
    Try using liquid smoke for your jerky.
    My son does this; he makes excellent jerky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1824392228293E2B23284C0 link=1291253074/7#7 date=1291529510
    My son does this; he makes excellent jerky.
    I do this now...it just doesnt feel quite right. Sort of like instant coffee....

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by 343C242E33570 link=1291253074/0#0 date=1291253074
    Dont know if you guys are interested, but starting today Aldi have a gas powered smoker for $199
    A mate of mine bought one too and a couple of nights ago he was across the road from the Snobbery catching eels in the lake.
    ...he had a whole lot of of them too.

    So I look forward to trying one of those smoked (maybe looking forward)

    Dont forget to try fish too. Years ago I was smoking fish and it can be stunning if you get the right timber... From my limited playing, fruit trees (nectarine and apple) was great for fish, Aussie hardwood and Jack Daniels barrels was great for ribs.

    Oh by the way, Im the self proclaimed king of ribs. Ive never had better than my own! Anyway, Ill try and find my secret rub n sauce recipes to share.

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by 467A677C767760757D76120 link=1291253074/7#7 date=1291529510
    Quote Originally Posted by 66585F546E5E576E4559546E7354505F310 link=1291253074/6#6 date=1291504773
    Try using liquid smoke for your jerky.
    My son does this; he makes excellent jerky.
    Youre gonna have to back that up with a recipe TG, so we know youre not tellin porkies... ;) ;D

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B646E730A0 link=1291253074/9#9 date=1292242577
    Dont forget to try fish too. *Years ago I was smoking fish and it can be stunning if you get the right timber... From my limited playing, *fruit trees (nectarine and apple) was great for fish
    Mmmm.... ::)

    Love smoked fish and eels too. Seems to work really well with types of fish that have a fatty layer under skin. Me and a mate used to handline fish for what ever we could catch as kids, mostly caught catfish and eels. Didnt have access to any fruit trees where we were then but used to use Oak Shavings mostly, in a home-made Smoker that sat down the backyard.

    The resulting smoked fish and eels would fairly melt in your mouth. Absolutely beautiful. Good memories those.... 8-)

    Mal.

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    Re: Gas Smoker at Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E73777B761A0 link=1291253074/11#11 date=1292246141
    Quote Originally Posted by 4B646E730A0 link=1291253074/9#9 date=1292242577
    Dont forget to try fish too. *Years ago I was smoking fish and it can be stunning if you get the right timber... From my limited playing, *fruit trees (nectarine and apple) was great for fish
    Mmmm.... ::)

    Love smoked fish and eels too. Seems to work really well with types of fish that have a fatty layer under skin. Me and a mate used to handline fish for what ever we could catch as kids, mostly caught catfish and eels. Didnt have access to any fruit trees where we were then but used to use Oak Shavings mostly, in a home-made Smoker that sat down the backyard.

    The resulting smoked fish and eels would fairly melt in your mouth. Absolutely beautiful. Good memories those.... 8-)

    Mal.

    Same guys,

    Been doing whole Atlantic salmon for about 15 years on the Weber, but this new toy is great.

    Apple and Alder wood are 2 really good ones to use with fish, a bit lighter than hickory or mesquite.



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