Hey, question. We had Al's Meatloaf tonight, smoked with about a 30 minute puff of cherry smoke, half slathered in chipotle BBQ sauce, the other half a simple pepper steak sort of sauce. Pretty hearty and delicious (and wow moist!). I loved it, dad loved it. Family? Well, it was meatloaf afterall. To be honest the wife thought it was 'fine'.
I smoked it, of course, so smokiness was hoped for, expected and achieved. I did get the following question from the missus......"so, is everything gonna taste smoky? What if I just want some chicken breasts....you know, the way it was on the old (propane) barbecue? Some BBQ sauce and that's it?"
We're gonna try it Saturday. I'll drop the grill down off the beer cans (adjustable rig is 'in the mail'), and cook the chicken like i would have on the old grill. I'm assuming that the shorter time spent on the fire might reduce the smokiness? Our "Christening Skillet Cookie" had a decidedly 'smoked' taste to it but that's because the GREEN Egger in me didn't realize you should wait for clear smoke after lighting new lump - I suspect that's why the cookie got smoked?
Anyway, I'm SUPER excited about the Egg and don't want to over smoke the family - it's definitely a taste to ease into if you're not on the connoisseur side of grilling.