My new barbeque toy

Smokenator ready to q

Just in time for the Fourth, I got a new toy. It’s a Smokenator, a metal baffle that fits into your Weber kettle grill and turns it into a smoker. The grill works great for steaks, but sometimes I want to make ribs or pulled pork, and that means barbeque smoke.

For my test run, I’m going to spatchcock a chicken and smoke it. To spatch a cock (well, chicken) you cut the backbone out from a whole bird and flatten it. Spatch! That converts it to a lumpy slab of meat that cooks a bit more evenly.

And to smoke it? Well, let’s see what happens and I’ll tell you about it.

Enjoy the weekend!