There's a long list that includes so much more than traditional BBQ. We recommend that beginners stick with smaller meat cuts that have shorter cook times of between two and six hours, like beef roasts, pork ribs or pork loin. Don't forget about chicken and even chicken wings.
As you get more advanced and are ready for some long, slow cooks, you can try meats like briskets and pork shoulders.
Consider adding a small amount of wood chips or chunks to your charcoal. Remember that smoking is simply a cooking technique. Think of smoke as an ingredient for BBQ, like salt or pepper would be to any recipe. You want to achieve balance and not overpower the food with too much smoke.
Learn more about smoke and woods here from our friends at Amazing Ribs
If you can cook it in your kitchen, you can cook it on a smoker or grill. There are no limitations - you can make cookies, breads, casseroles, veggies, pizza, cakes and more!
Check out our Recipes Section for a variety of great beginner and advanced recipes.