Smoking Just Right With the Best Propane Smoker

Smoking any type of meat is an art form and nailing this can be tough. Today we are going to guide the light hearted and first time smokers out there through a step by step guide on how to smoke meat with a propane smoker.

A propane smoker means that the smoker is gas powered. This is your first advantage as a cook. Here is some simple steps to get you started:

  1. Find a tray or pan and then line it with a tine foil surrounding. Once you are done with the foil, fill it up with water. The foil will help you with clean up afterwards.
  2. Now find the valve on the smoker and hook it up to your gas tank. Once connected, you can then open the door and light up the burner. If you are having no luck, turn off the gas and let it clear and then try again.
  3. You will then see the flame start up, now you can adjust the temperature for your cook. It’s generally recommended to stick around 250 degrees for a really great slow cook.
  4. Now shut the door and wait about 15 minutes for the smoker to pre-heat to the right temperature. You may want to monitor the vents and chimney to ensure that the right temperature is being reached.
  5. Grab your wood and throw it into the smoker during the pre-heating. You should start to see smoke come from the top at some point during this exercise.
  6. Once it’s reached it’s right temperature, it’s time to add your meat.
  7. For the best propane smoker results be sure to add more wood as you go to keep the smoke coming through. But also occasionally check that your flame has not extinguished as you do not want gas building up.
  8. Once the meat is ready you can not switch off the flame and disconnect the gas. Make sure that you give the smoker a great clean after every cook. That ensures you have the best tasting meat every time.

Once joining the smoker world you will realise how great these babies really are. They are relatively cheap in comparison to their barbecuing counterparts. They are easy to move around and they are a cinch to clean up after you’re done.

We hope this simple guide has helped you prepare for your smoking afternoon of barbecuing and we wish you all the best.

Posted by Craig
at 06:19 PM, Saturday, January 07, 2017

Zero Turn Mower Reviews

January 6th 2017

Here a Project Brainstorm we like to look at all different fields and today want to focus on the range of zero turn mower reviews out there. We will try to break down stand out mowers and not so hot but super cheap models.

Lets start by understand what exactly a zero turn mower is and how it’s advantages in the garden can really help you out. The ZTR are great for their ability to easily navigate around all types of objects at a zero radius. Simply put, it does not need to execute multiple turns in order to cover a circular or odd shaped area. This is great because many gardens out there have many objects in and throughout that make it hard to navigate for most mowers. You will find that a ZTR will complete a mow of a garden with objects faster that a standard ride on mower. Generally both mowers will go at the same speed, but the ZTR mower will simply take less time to mow around the objects.

Now that we know what they are, let’s look at how they differentiate themselves on the market. Generally, the biggest differentiator is the size of the cutting deck. These decks start at around 30 inches and go up and over 80 inches in diameter. With different deck sizes, there will be different engines available as well as other parts to cater for the larger deck. The bigger engines also allow the larger mowers to run a little faster too. Generally you will get about 6-8 miles per hour out of your ZTR mower depending on that engine size. This speed can come in very handy if you have a yard greater than 4 acres, that is a lot of space to cover.

With the differentiation in cutting deck sizes comes the number of blades included on the cutting deck. Generally above 50 inches, you will have an additional blade on top of the standard 2 blades. Although this may sound advantageous, it can possibly lead to uneven cuts on the edges of the cutting deck. So you would need to maintain tight lines when going back and forth in your mowing pattern.

Last but not least are the range of brands on the market. Obviously you have your main players like John Deer, Husqvarna, Prolan and many others. You will find that their products are very similar in design and only really differ from one another in the choice of parts they combine together.

We hope this short guide helps you today in your search for a great ZTR mower and please leave your comments below.

Posted by Craig
at 18:13 PM, Friday, January 06, 2017