Lots o' Questions
A couple weeks ago my GF brings me home a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (shes a keeper).
I haven't had good homemade smoked meat since I was a kid. I understand an electric smoker may not be the same caliber equipment a lot of you guys are using but I gotta crawl before I can walk. My first attempt will be a 2.5lb tri tip since theres only 2 of us. I also bought a 6.5lb brisket. So I have some questions. My apologies if I'm asking too many in one post:
1. Tips for using electric smoker?
2. Rubs for the brisket and tri tip? Not a huge fan of bbq sauce or similarly tasting items. I prefer something that will enhance the natural flavor of the meats.
3. Is it possible to cut the brisket in half and freeze some to be smoked later
4. I seem to remember the meats being charred a bit on the outside, was this more of a function of the rub or the cooking? If I'm wrong feel free to call me out. If I'm right, tell me how please!!
Btw, I am only using prime cuts. Also, if theres anything I'm forgetting to ask, or something else I should do/try, please let me know.