That’s it. Yes, I soak the wood chips and refill the smoker box every 1.5 – 2 hours for the first 12 hours. But really, that’s it.
If you want to get into smoking, I would first warn you that it’s addictive. Also, your neighbors are likely to bust down your door when you subject them weekend after weekend to the smells smoldering hickory and rendering pork fat.
If you’re still interested, spend a few hours over at the Smoke Ring. The folks on there know their BBQ! I’d also recommend Steve Raichlen’s BBQ Bible – it’s available at our lovely Howard County Library.
If you already have a Weber kettle type grill, you can use it for smoking by starting a fire on one side and adding wood chips. It helps to buy a cooking grate with a hinged section for adding additional chips and charcoal. You can also MacGuyver an electric smoker by placing an electric hot plate in the bottom of your Weber kettle and placing a smoker box on top.
And or course, you can buy a smoker. I have one of these. Some day, I’ll have one of these!