This post may contain affiliate links.For more information, please see our affiliate policy.Leave a ReviewReady to take your summer grilling game to the next level? Learning How to Use a Charcoal Smoker is an adventurous next step, and it happens to be the key to amazing ribs, succulent brisket, and juicy chicken.

If you’ve got a charcoal smoker in the garage, dust it off, and let’s get smoking!   Entire books have been written on the subject of BBQ, in excruciating detail, but if you’re new to BBQ, you’ve got a charcoal smoker, and you just want to dive in, consider this a guide to charcoal smoking for beginners.A smoker grill cooks with indirect heat at lower temperatures over long periods of time, which is just what tougher cuts of meat need to taste fabulous.The collagen in the muscle fibers has a chance to break down and turn mouthwateringly tender during the course of the day.

When you add a little hardwood such as hickory, cherry, or alder wood, you can introduce another layer of flavor and things only get more delicious.This guide features the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker.This moderately-priced vertical smoker has a large and devoted fan base and it’s easy to use.

However, the principles carry over to other vertical charcoal smokers, too.Table of ContentsCharcoal smokersSmoker equipment and accessoriesWhat cuts of meat are best for smoking?How to light a charcoal smokerHow to control charcoal smoker temperature, moderate heat, an

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