Best Meats To Smoke In Electric Smoker

Electric smokers are becoming more and more popular these days because of the sheer amount of people using it at the same time. They are very easy to use and you can get a lot of worth out of them. Electric smokers have been discarded a lot in the past but now people are opening up to the other options available to them and they are making use of it. Take a look at some of the best meats that you can smoke in an electric smoker. 

Beef Brisket

This is probably one of the best meats that you can smoke in an electric smoker. However, the fact to note is that not all the beef briskets are made with the same cut and quality so you need to be careful about what cut you are buying. Make sure that you get a good quality one rather than the subpar one. This is important to remember because it is going to affect the taste of the food. You can never be wrong with a local butcher. Ask for a brisket cut that has a lot of marbling and a healthy amount of fat.

The fat is avoided by a lot of people but you don't understand that it is one of the best cuts that you can find in the market. A cut that has fat has more value because of the extra flavor that it adds to the meat. The fatty layer is going to let your meat smoke even better and you are going to get the most tender beef brisket that you ever hoped for. When you are visiting the butcher you should ask the person to lift up a piece of cut so that you can see and choose. Of course, if you are not well aware of the meat then you might face some problem but we all learn with time. 

The thumb of the rule is to go for the one that bends a lot. The more the meat bends the better it is. So even if you are not an expert on cuts of meat, you can still choose one that is better than the others. Another important factor that you should be paying attention to is the two sections on the brisket. There is a flat and the point. Make sure that you do not separate them from each other if you want to have the best smoked beef brisket in your life. You can also ask for a packer's cut.

This cut is basically one that has a layer of fat on the top of the meat and one in the middle. This cut makes for a very tender and delicious brisket. Make sure that you rinse the meat thoroughly before you cook it. You should let the meat sit in a marinade for 12 hours or more so that it can taste the best.

Pork Shoulder

Pork shoulders are one of the most common kind of meat that is used for smoking. They are very popular in the market because of the fact that they have the right amount of lean meat and fat. The pork shoulder is best for slow cooking and you get this delicious meat by the end of the process that just falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. We are gulping down as we are writing this. It is so good! 

Pork shoulder is used in a lot of pulled pork recipes. They use it in dishes such as pulled pork sandwiches, tacos, and baked beans with pulled pork, mac and cheese with pulled pork, they also go for the casseroles. The right cut of the pork shoulder is also important to note. If you get a cut with more bone in it then it is going to be a lot more tender. The piece should also have a little bit of fat so that it does not dry out. The fat adds more flavor to the meat too. 

Pork & Beef Ribs

Ribs are always a hit. The pork and beef ribs have always been a classic at the barbecue. They can be smoked or grilled but they are almost always there. It is a crowd favorite. When the ribs are marinated properly, it can go with every occasion. They are more likely to be cooked in the summer when the people have the grills out. The ribs are very easy to smoke too. You just need to take the membrane out so that your meat is properly seasoned. There is nothing more up prepare for these ribs.

The smoke from the smoker adds in a flavor of smokiness to the food that makes it even better. The distinct hint of flavor that comes from the kind of wood chips you are burning also plays an important role in creating the flavor profile. When you go to buy the ribs then you should choose a rib that has more meat on it than fat. A little bit of fat is necessary to make it more flavorful as we always keep saying.

However, do not overdo it. The last thing you will want is excess fat and all the drippings. Pork and beef ribs can be cooked in the same manner or you can try the different recipes that are present on the internet. They are so popular that you will not have a hard time finding a good recipe for the marinade and seasoning. 


We hope that you have a good understanding of what you need to do with the cuts of meat. The different cuts can make a lot of difference in the taste and quality of the food. So it is better to do your research before you just start to smoke any part. We do hope that you will be successful in the smoking process and then you get to enjoy the beautiful cuts of meat with you friends and family. Have a good day and happy smoking!