The summer season is just around the corner, and now is a great time to start planning your backyard get-togethers and barbecues. If you are looking for a creative outdoor cooking method that is sure to wow your friends and family, you may want to consider creating a vertical propane smoker. With a vertical propane smoker, you can cook meat and vegetables to perfection. To help you set up your propane cooking device, here is a look at helpful tips for using your vertical propane smoker.
Light the Burner Properly
The first step of smoking food in an outdoor burner is to make sure that you light your burner properly. Each type of smoker will have its own ignition system. By reading the manufacturer’s instructions, you can ensure that you are lighting your propane smoker safely, without wasting fuel.
Find Your Desired Temperature
The next step of using a vertical propane smoker is to find your desired cooking temperature. Typically, smoked foods are cooked at a very low heat for a long period of time. A temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit may be ideal for cooking most dishes, though more delicate foods like fish might require a lower temperature.
Check and Replenish the Water and Chips
When you are using your propane smoker to prepare your food, you will want to make sure that you check and replenish your water and chips at regular intervals. If your water pan dries out, your propane flame may not be able to create smoke, or it may get too hot. Similarly, you will need to make sure that your wood chips do not burn up.
If you are planning on using a propane smoker or grill this summer, Barnett Propane will be there to assist you. We are proud to provide our customers with efficient propane delivery in Southern Arizona, and we can make sure that you never run out of fuel. To schedule propane delivery for your next barbecue, give our Tucson location a call at (520) 628-8525 or call our Sierra Vista location at (520) 458-4541.