When it comes to cooking meat, there are several ways in which you can do so and of course, there are various pieces of equipment you can use to cook with. This includes BBQ Smokers.

If you are unsure as to what a BBQ Smoker is, how to use it or how it compares to the average BBQ – we are here to help.

At Martin’s Meats, we want to encourage others to have fun when it comes to cooking meat! That is why we are always more than happy to share our own specialist advice so that you, the chef, can not only enjoy the delicious food but can also walk away feeling confident in your cooking abilities.

So, here is our simple and easy BBQ Smoker guide…


What is a BBQ Smoker?

A BBQ Smoker is designed to allow longer, slower and gentler cooking. It is the ideal apparatus of choice for those looking to cook meat and get tender fall-off-the-bone results. It also helps give the meat a far richer taste!

There are various smokers out there some of which are powered by electricity, others by wood, as well as those that can be powered by charcoal, pellets or natural gases. Smokers work by having the heat source beside the meat and by smoking it in the chamber over a long period of time.


What is the difference between a BBQ and a BBQ Smoker?

The first difference between a BBQ and a BBQ Smoker is the time in which both take to cook meat. A BBQ is the ideal solution for roasting food whereas a smoker takes far longer as it cooks meat at a low heat over a long duration of time.

There also is a difference in the overall flavours of the meat. A BBQ will allow the meat to have a dry and spicy taste whereas a smoker will give the meat a more tender texture and smokier taste.


What meat is best to cook in a BBQ Smoker?

The choice is endless when it comes to picking the right meat to cook in a BBQ Smoker. Whether you fancy sausages, bacon, pork chops, ribs, chicken or even brisket – you can cook them all in a BBQ Smoker.

The great thing about smokers is that they are also great for cooking vegetarian alternatives in too, so don’t be afraid to experiment with cooking vegetables too!


Can you cook seafood in a BBQ Smoker?

Absolutely! Don’t be afraid to experiment with cooking fish in a BBQ Smoker. Not only will it deliver on taste, but the delightful soft texture that comes with smoking fish will be brilliant. You will find that the fish will simply peel away in tender, flaky chunks and will have a wonderful smoky-infused taste.


Here at Martin’s Meats, we understand just how important it is to not only find the right meat but to be able to cook and serve it well. That is why we use our blog page to share all of our ideas, tips and suggestions – allowing you to unlock your brilliant cooking skills.

We also pride ourselves on selling only the highest quality, locally sourced British meat that delivers on taste. If you are looking for the perfect selection of meat to cook on your BBQ or in your BBQ Smoker, you can always browse our range here.

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