Welcome to Fattybombatty's Beginners Guide to Smoking Cheese and Meat!
This site isn't designed to be a replacement for any of the other fantastic BBQ sites out there. Instead, it is meant to be a 100% beginner focused guide to answer the questions you have about meat smoking. I started meat smoking in early 2008, and remember having a lot of trouble finding answers to the most basic questions. Questions like "is there a right way to put meat into the smoker?", and "what do I do with the wood to make it smoke?".
Meat smoking is a unique beast. I remember thinking that I would really mess things up if I did them wrong. I've since learned that, as I've often read, 'meat smoking is more of an art than a science'. There aren't nearly as many 'right' answers as I thought there were. But there are some!
Up top will find four sections of questions, each geared towards a different phase of the process. When I started researching meat smoking, these are the three phases of research came up: 1. What is meat smoking and am I even interested in it? 2. What do I need and can I afford it? 3. What types of smokersare there, and how much are they? 4. I'm in! Where can I find inspiration and how do I convince my spouse. You'll also find some videos on some of the basics of meat smoking.
The list of questions and answers is by no means exhaustive, so post a comment if you have a question about something that hasn't been answered. Pass it along even if it is something you have answered with your own research, as it might be helpful to another just starting to get their feet wet.
I hope you find the site helpful in your journey into the world of meat smoking. It's the best tasting hobby I've ever picked up! If you have found any of this information helpful, consider supporting the site through the store link above. I get a small percentage of any purchase you make through Amazon (not just the things featured in my store), and it doesn't change the price of what you buy. Thanks!