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user_name
04-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Like the title says, how often do you fire up your smoker to cook for either friends or the family? I have smoked something the last 3 weekends and the wife is starting to make fun of me, yet she has no problem eating it!

So how many times a month does the smoke start rolling around your house?

JazzyBadger
04-05-2013, 10:29 PM
About three times a month for the past six months. It used to be a lot more often, but I've slacked off somewhat as of late. Got more into other forms of cooking, and have yet to really try bringing them out into the world of Q. Plus ALL of the kids are in some form of schooling now, and that really kicks my ass. It feels I'm glued to the computer anymore.

TIMMAY
04-05-2013, 10:31 PM
Honest answer? Not enough. If I could, I would smoke food and brew beer 52 times a year. Otherwise known as every weekend. Right now its twice a month on the average.

aawa
04-05-2013, 10:52 PM
I smoke something at the very least 1-2 times a week. Sometimes 3-4 times.

smokeinthenoke
04-05-2013, 10:55 PM
I smoke something at the very least 1-2 times a week. Sometimes 3-4 times.

Ditto. Once, our oven broke and we didn't even get it fixed cause I just made everything on the grill/smoker for like 3 years till we moved. Didn't miss the oven at all (except for cookies!)

HankB
04-05-2013, 10:57 PM
Couple three times/month on average. I'd like to do more but I also like to fill the smoker up. And then I freeze lots of smoked meat and have to work down the reserves before I smoke again.

WareZdaBeef
04-05-2013, 11:45 PM
Once or twice a month. I usually smoke alot at once so we vacuum seal and freeze. Mainly because its cheaper to buy in bulk. I do get the itch every weekend though.

mattkins99
04-05-2013, 11:50 PM
Probably 2-3 times a month in the summer and once a month in the winter.

Gore
04-06-2013, 12:03 AM
about 5-10 times per week when I'm in town.

FireNorm
04-06-2013, 12:08 AM
i try to at least twice a week but the wife doesnt see it that way

so maybe twice a month? sometimes more...

martyleach
04-06-2013, 12:14 AM
2-3 times per week because I am over the top. Help.........

Just BS
04-06-2013, 12:25 AM
Approx 3 times a month. Sometimes more. Sometimes less.

stephan
04-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Not as much as I like but Im of the type that when I smoke I make a lot and vacuum seal it for later. So I would say in the winter once or twice a month and in the summer once a week

Johnny_Crunch
04-06-2013, 12:36 AM
At least once per month.

Gore
04-06-2013, 12:53 AM
Reading these responses I'm thinking I'm a few sigma north of the mean.

VoodoChild
04-06-2013, 12:54 AM
I wouldnt say I "smoke" Everytime ..I grill alot as well 2 x week at least sometimes more. Smoke at least 1 thing a week be it small or large. :tongue:

flyingbassman5
04-06-2013, 01:00 AM
Smoke something maybe 2 or 3 times a month...

Grill something on the kettle? At least every weekend. Its a Sunday thing for me. Come home from church, fire up the kettle, put on the race, and grill/bbq whatever I can find. Chicken, steak, veggies, corn, pork loin, brats..you name it.

dwfisk
04-06-2013, 06:19 AM
Grill (i.e., Weber) 2-3 per week; big offset smoker 2-3 per month.

Gilstarr
04-06-2013, 07:58 AM
Weather permitting 2 to 3 times a week something is cooking outside.:thumb:

Freddy j
04-06-2013, 08:16 AM
About three times a month for the past six months. It used to be a lot more often, but I've slacked off somewhat as of late. Got more into other forms of cooking, and have yet to really try bringing them out into the world of Q. Plus ALL of the kids are in some form of schooling now, and that really kicks my ass. It feels I'm glued to the computer anymore.

Same here. I grill about 3-4 times a week & smoke a couple times/month. Used to smoke a lot more when I first started. Still love smoked meat but can't eat the same thing everyday.

Got a big joe kamado on the way so I can cook, smoke, grill and bake whatever and whenever I want ;)

VeRTiGo91
04-06-2013, 08:19 AM
Try to smoke at least once a month, but use the grill at least once or twice a week.

Gnaws on Pigs
04-06-2013, 08:21 AM
As far as actual smoking (several-hours cooks of big chunks of meat like butts or ribs and such,) probably 2-3x a month-sometimes more, sometimes less. I tend to smoke a lot of meat at once if I'm making something like pulled pork, and vacuum seal and freeze a bunch instead of firing the smoker all day every week for one meal's worth. Now as far as grilling, there is a grill fired up here probably at least 5x a week. Hell, I cook breakfast on the grill sometimes.

poppa smoke
04-06-2013, 08:57 AM
At least once a week but usually two or three times. It just depends on what the local church's and scout groups, youth bb teams ,family and friends have going on

HankB
04-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Couple three times/month on average. I'd like to do more but I also like to fill the smoker up. And then I freeze lots of smoked meat and have to work down the reserves before I smoke again.
If we're talking grilling over charcoal, then it would be couple three times/week during the grilling season. (Around here, the grilling season runs from January 1 through December 31. :biggrin1: )

baseballegg
04-06-2013, 09:27 AM
An average of 6-7 times a month and sometimes more during holidays, memorial day, labor day, 4th of July, etc.

CharredApron
04-06-2013, 09:34 AM
I am an addict right now. I have cooked almost every day on my Kamado since I got it about 6 weeks ago. Looking for a good 12 step program. Maybe Q.A. I need a sponsor though. Maybe Gore will volunteer!

Mahoney86
04-06-2013, 09:41 AM
Now that its starting to warm up outside, I've cooked at least once a week for the last month or so. Once it warms up (this weekend!) I usually cook 3-4times a week on the cooker. Wish it was more, but i work super long hours

bbqwilly
04-06-2013, 09:42 AM
I am 2-3 times a week with a grill and 4-6 times a month with my big offset

oifmarine2003
04-06-2013, 10:21 AM
As often as I can but not nearly enough....

soup
04-06-2013, 11:06 AM
At least once a weekend for me. More during holidays. And if i had more time it would be more often than that and there would be more experimenting. :idea:

Smoothsmoke
04-06-2013, 11:08 AM
Smoke 3x/month, Grill 3-4x/week.

buttburnersbbq
04-06-2013, 11:32 AM
Every 2 weeks . I wish I had more time to smoke at least once a week .

Lake Dogs
04-06-2013, 11:45 AM
I'll grill probably once every other week. Smoking; I usually do fairly large quantities when I smoke (like a 100#s of meat), so now I usually smoke only 3 or 4 times a year unless we're competing. We EAT BBQ a helluva lot more than 3 or 4 times a year...

Neonnblack
04-06-2013, 11:55 AM
I try to get in once a week. Sometimes i go twice.

Brother Matt
04-06-2013, 01:56 PM
I'm up to a couple times a week already. It'll be more this summer, but was down to twice a month or so in Dec. and Jan. It helps that my rig doubles as the fire pit. I could sit around a fire outside every night if I could keep up with the wood gathering.

BobM
04-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Every weekend when the weather is good.

Daggs
04-06-2013, 11:10 PM
Smoke once a week and grill minimum of once a week. This is year round. As long as I can get it lit, I love smoking in the rain.

ShadowDriver
04-07-2013, 03:16 AM
I generally smoke something twice per month. When I'm not smoking something, I'm probably grilling something else.. 2-3 times per week.

I concur with Daggs: I really don't care much about the weather... I've been known to smoke and grill in the rain, sleet, snow, hail... There's just no keeping a Tarheel from his barbecue.

pwa
04-07-2013, 03:39 AM
I smoke at least once a week for me.... and depending on my catering it can be alot more :)

PatAttack
04-07-2013, 03:59 AM
Every. Single. Weekend..

Work permitting...

westy
04-07-2013, 04:12 AM
Couple times a month here. Not enough. Girlfriend is a big sports fan and we do a lot of sporting events. Life could be worse right?

BB-Kuhn
04-07-2013, 08:45 AM
At least once per weekend in the spring-fall weather months, and about every other weekend in the winter (Chicago).

Though in addition, I cook outside on my various grills/smokers for little stuff at least 3-4 times a week as well.

Buried In Smoke
04-07-2013, 10:19 AM
1-3 times per week.

fmm1
04-07-2013, 10:22 AM
I probably average once a week. I cook 4-5 usually and i'd say 90% of that is on the Akorn.

Marrs
04-08-2013, 02:17 PM
I go through phases. Slacked a bit during the depths of this winter. Not sure what I averaged. Now that it's warming up I've got the fever again. Did 3x last week. Did ribs yesterday. Planning on cutting a Butt into steaks tomorrow for an experiment. ... If the past is a guide I'll probably average 3x per week all spring/summer/fall. Bad for my food bill and great for the neighbors. They stand by the fence with plates.:blabla:

Teamfour
04-08-2013, 02:36 PM
Every other weekend.

ClintHTX
04-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Every weekend if I'm lucky. But I cook on the weber kettle probably 5-6 nights of the week.

Mexi "Q" Tioner
04-08-2013, 05:31 PM
I'm smoking something every weekend.

tish
04-08-2013, 05:42 PM
Was smoking 2-3 times a week until all heck broke loose last May. Now with all the back and forth to NY, I'm smoking maybe once every 6-8 weeks. Hoping that'll change soon, 'cause I'm 'bout ready to go outta my mind from withdrawal. :wacko:

SmokinJohn
04-09-2013, 09:38 AM
At least twice a month, unless it's raining.

Pyrotech
04-09-2013, 12:23 PM
It goes in spurts some months it several times a week, other times just once every couple of months.

boiler93
04-09-2013, 12:48 PM
1x a month during football and hunting season after that at least 3x a month. Bring all the leftovers to school to feed my lunch buddies and players. They love it!

firefighter4634
04-09-2013, 02:07 PM
I either fire up the BGE to smoke or grill on the average of 2 or 3 times per week, plus smoking on the Fatboy until the wife says the freezer is full and cuts me off.

nucornhusker
04-09-2013, 02:36 PM
Smoking: I shoot for 1-2 times per week.

Grilling: Usually at least 5-7 times per week.