My first introduction to a Smoker was when a friend of mine shared some smoked Wild Bore that he had made. Needless to say, it was delicious and my Smoker journey began.
Smokers are not difficult to use, but they do require a little more attention and maintenance during the cooking process than a charcoal or gas grill. This section is labeled "How to Use a Backyard Smoker" for a reason. Professional barbecue competitors use much more sophisticated equipment and techniques that can last a full day or more. They are very serious about their barbecue. Some of their Smokers must be towed behind a truck. "How to Use a Backyard Smoker" is targeted at the individual wanting to make some barbecue on the weekend or while entertaining friends.