Learning to Cook with Wood

For Father’s Day I decided to make two beer can chickens and a brisket. I’m still getting used to cooking with wood in the smoker. I have read that each offset smoker is different and you have to get a few cooks in before discovering that sweet spot to maintain a consistent temperature.

Beer Can Chicken

    Beer can chicken is an easy recipe and the smoke time is short, about 5 to 6 hours total. I used cherry wood chips for this smoke. I purchased two whole fryers that were 5 pounds each. The prep work for the chicken is simple. Generously brush the chicken with extra virgin olive…