A man can never have enough barbeque accessories. I was gifted a 'Smokenator 1000' last Father's day by Ms. Goofy and the boys. They sure know my weak spot. The Smokenator is a device which converts your Weber into a smoker. It is a stainless steal insert that fits to the side of the kettle. You load 5o charcoals and a couple of wood chunks and your set. The Smokenator is fitted with a small water pan. Today, I am going to attempt to smoke a small bone in Pork Roast.
I picked up a Taylor Bi Metal Candy thermometer to monitor the temperature in the Weber. The ideal smoking range is 225 degrees to 250 degrees. To achieve this temperature I am closing the bottom and top vents to 3/16 of an inch. You can gauge this by a pencil. A pencil is 5/16 of an inch. Close the vent on a pencil and a smudge more. Light 10 charcoal in a starter chimney. When they are glowing add them to remainder of charcoal and wood chunks. I used apple wood. Fill your water pan. I rubbed my Pork Roast with my own special rub.. Place on grill and relax. I would check the fire every couple of hours. If the temperature drops a little, open the grill and stir the charcoals with the included rod.I cooked this roast to the internal temperature reached 150 degrees. It took approximately 4 hours. I let it rest for 20 minutes. It was a long 2o minutes.
This pork roast was so juicy that I should of wore a bib. I actually served it with some red beans and rice. It was perfect for soaking up all the yummy pork goodness. The smokenator is a great device to turn your Weber into a smoker. I may have to go out and buy some ribs for more testing.