I just smoked my first..... cheese.
I got some avocado wood from a friend with an avocado orchard (and about 1000 avocado's) so I thought I would try smoking it.
This kind of reminded me the first time I did a pork shoulder. For some reason, intimidating at first, you do it once and you realize it's super easy.
Temperature never registered on the thermometer so I figure I did that right. One of the benefits of the high mass of the egg. If it did start to get up there I was ready to throw some ice in a drip tray onto my stone.
Anyway, pretty successful. :)
Here it is:
Put holes in peanut can:
Get some previously burnt lump up and cooking.
Add wood. It would have been better if there was twice as much wood cut into smaller pieces. Still worked well though. Hey! It's my first day! :)
I left the old lump in there because I'm cooking later anyway.
That is avocado smoke. Don't eggheads have 50 ways to say smoke (I know one: smoke)
Finished product. I was surprised it didn't change color. It tasted smokey (and good). It really needs a day to figure itself out.
Avocado is a decent wood to smoke with. Thanks for looking.