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...food. Not cigarettes. Anyone use the little chief? I know the Bradley is probably the gold standard for smoking, but they're expensive. Does the little chief get the job done? I want to smoke fish, meat, cheese etc.
The problem with my old Little Chief is I couldn't set the temp. The one I got from Princess Auto atleast has temp control, but it takes a while to get it set. A Bradley would be awesome, I bet. But I'm used to my PA one now. The Chinese instruction are hilarious though!
I have 3 smokers and yesterday used the big chief because did not want to fully cook the fish because was canning it, do like the Bradley for certain things but why not use your little chief to start and see if you like it.
Custom Conversion. The shell was originally a Hospital Food Warming Cart, circa mid 1950's. Lucked across it when my trolling partner decided to upgrade to a bigger house with huge deep water docking. Took a fair bit to whip it into shape, but methinks it is quite likely the Last one I will ever need to build!
Damn near 400 pounds (good thing it came with wheels!) it has 2.5 inch thick walls with very serious insulation all round.
Dru, I used a hi-mountain kit. Came with mahogany casings and all spices. I can't say it's the best I've had though. I'd try my own spices next time and you used to be able to buy the mahogany casings at wholesale. I'm guessing outfitters or cabela's has them.
I am hoping to try some sausage stuff here soon.... but I think I am going to go natural and use a recipe from my saved stuff in the computer......
I want to start with a breakfast sausage thing,,, but make patties to start....all I have is a grinder with the sausage attachment, from what it sounds like they don't work well....
Dru, when you have a recipe you like and want to do 20 lbs or so I'll bring my Dakota stuffer over and I'll show you how well it works. It uses water power from your sink to push the meat int the casings. Pretty slick unit.
That was what I was hoping for..... my plan is...... and it will take a while! lol.....
figure out what I like.... making it in to patties to "test" give the stuffer a try on my grinder...
and when I get it dialed ... I was going to get a hold of ya! and maybe trade knowledge over home brew!