The Little Chief Smoker is a product that is manufactured by Smokehouse Products. The brand has been around for well over 30 years, and many individuals and families have come to rely upon the brand, and its products when it comes to their cooking and smoking needs. They have created another well received product with their Little Chief Smoker. The smoker comes in a lightweight squared canister that is aluminum. Many smokers look like capsules, but this model looks like a small chest drawer. Also, many smokers are top loading. This model is front loading, for better control, and for more cooking possibilities.
A smoker is a canister that enables the smoking method of cooking meats to take place. What happens in a traditional smoker, is that wet wood chips are placed on the bottom, usually on top of burning coals. As the wood gets hot, instead of cooking the meat with sheer flames and heat, it smokes the meat with its hot vapors. Many people love to eat smoked meat for a few reasons. First, the meat cooks very slow, and it heats up tenderly in its own juices. Second, because it cooks slow in its own juices, the meat comes out incredibly tender. Most of the time, it’s fall off the bone, or fall apart in your hands tender. Who doesn’t relish the thought of eating meat or fish that has a texture that seems to melt in your mouth?
Third, the meat and fish get impregnated with the smoke flavor. Many people love the taste of smoke in their food, and some people will even buy a product called liquid smoke so that they can make their meats taste like it’s been cooking in a smoker. The food will take on the notes and the flavors of the meat used. This is why enthusiast will experiment with different types of wood chips, such as mesquite, apple, oak, maple, and others. Many people will buy barbecue foods such as ribs, jerky, or even bacon at a higher price than usual, just so that they can experience the wood chip taste that has been imparted into these meats. But when a person owns a smoker, they can create that magical taste in all the meats that they wish, as much as they want. They will find that they will save tons of money, because they can cook large amounts of food in the smoker, and then store it in the freezer to heat and eat later.
Many smokers are heated either with coals or propane gas. However, many smokers are being designed to run off of electricity. Many people prefer this method, because they don’t want to be bothered with buying cans of gas, and the dangers that come with storing and heating gas. Charcoal is inexpensive, but some people don’t want these coals around their home, because pets and children can get into the bags, eat them, and poison themselves. Many people feels as well that these methods of heating the wood chips will leave a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, electricity is a cleaner, less invasive method of fuel.
The Little Chief Smoker is medium in size, and it is built with a 250 watt heating element. The Little Chief Smoker also come equipped with four racks, so that the cook can smoke multiple cuts of meat at the same time. The smoking compartment can cook up to 25 pounds of meat. Many people love to cook large roast of meat, such as turkeys, but on this model, it’s best to stick to multiple pieces of smaller cuts of meat. For example, one rack could be for beef, one rack for pork, etc. Or, a person could smoke several racks of fish, especially if they’ve had a great catch from a day of fishing that day.
The Little Chief Smoker lends itself to other creative smoking ideas as well. Many people love to smoke their own jerky. If you’ve ever bought jerky at a retail store, then you know how expensive that it can be for just a little bit of meat. Many people enjoy gourmet flavors of jerky, but it’s so expensive! But with the Little Chief Smoker, a person can create their own gourmet jerky, of any variety, and as much of it as they wish. This makes the experience of smoking in this device worth it in of itself. Also, there are some people who smoke their own cheese. Smoked cheese wheels are usually only sold in gourmet grocery stores, so of course, they will have a gourmet price tag attached to it. But when a person buys the Little Chief Smoker, they can have lots of smoked cheeses for themselves, or to give away as gifts.
The price of the Little Chief Smoker is around $93.00. For around $50.00 more, it’s recommended that customers buy additional wood chips, and a specially designed insulation blanket that is created to complement the smoker. If you are a person who will be doing your fair share of smoking, then it would probably be best that you buy as much wood chips as possible, especially if you want to make sure that you are buying wood chips that have already been shown to complement the structure and the design of the smoker.
Many customers rave about this product. They swear by the manufacturer and the Little Chief Smoker. They say that their smoker has been part of their family for 10 years, 15 years, and in some cases, even more years. They love the front load design, and they love the fact that the slow smoking allows them to do other things besides babysit their food. They are quick to point out to the new smokers out there, that this is a smoker, and not a cooker or a grill. A cooker and a grill prepares food at much higher speeds. This smoker is for the person who doesn’t mind putting in hours to cook their meat. Then again, they already know just how good the meat is going to turn out, so they feel that it’s worth the wait.