lkrfletcher here is something else you can do with some of the belly. Make Pork belly burnt ends or cure and make bacon burnt ends
Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy holidays to whatever you celebrate. This is the first Christmas day I have had off in quite a while so I don’t know what to do with myself lol.
Hope everyone has a safe festive and enjoyable day with friends and family and you get all of the processing equipment that you asked Santa for.
I finally got one. Have been wanting to try one for years. I found it on fb marketplace. It was bought 1 year ago and only used once. After a 5 hour drive in the snow to pick it up I am a happy camper.
So glad I found it right now because I just checked the website and it just went up another $200 from the $500 increase they went up earlier this year.
Just an FYI for those getting one. I wiped it down ( the pics are before I wiped it down) and tried to fire it up and test it and dry the inside. Every time i turned it on (625watt setting) it would trip my outlet. Tied 3 different outlets on the porch and it happened every time. Finally called Pro Smoker and they said for some reason on gfi outlets and being dual power settings it causes the outlet to trip. Said to use an adapter from 3 prong to 2 prong and it fired right up and is running. Looking forward to learning how to use it compared to the other smokers I have.
Ps the customer service from Pro Smoker has been great so far from getting a copy of the instruction manual and also the power issue.
So, I have been looking to get a pk100 to try for quite a while and even close to ordering a couple times this year. Last time I checked they were “sold out” . Now I get on to check and it is like $500 more and that is turning me off from buying one right now and really disappointed.
With that being said, does anyone know of another smoker to check out that is comparable to the pk100 ? Help me find some options.
twilliams there is a different company out there that sells these. They come in a few different sizes. A metal plunger to clear out the tube and then a brush for cleaning. Thought about trying them instead of using a wooden spoon handle (mine are actually plastic) I even thought about buying a couple different size dowel rods to try.
Surg I got the 1050 for $299. Couldn’t pass it up to at least try it out. Even if I have some issues to work thru it will be annoying but not as annoying if I paid the $900 or whatever full price is now.
The 800 is a walmart exclusive as far as I know (has griddle). I wanted the biggest one because I was going to try to use it to get different smoke flavor for snack sticks, sausage, etc. Wasn’t sure how low I would be able to get Temps but once again for the price I paid it was hard to pass up.
Surg people are also putting splits in with the charcoal to act more like a stick burner and also have made raised racks to put wood in the Ash bin to also add smoke similar to a stick burner. I know there have been issues with the safety switches and other things but it is the same as a lot of things. There are people who don’t have any issues but you don’t normally hear those because people who have issues are the loudest.
I picked one up I was able to get on clearance. Got it right before I found my pk100. It got too cold out and it is still sitting on my porch in a box. It’s gonna wait until spring until it gets opened. People have come out with mods for these also they may/may not help with some issues.