Today I used my smoker in real anger for the first time.

I tossed on a small pork butt and let it go to town. It’s a passive endeavor to drive the smoker. You put whatever you want to cook on and forget about it.

And when you finally remember… holy crap was it good. It’s the type of thing when I tasted it I was honestly surprised that I was able to make it and have it turn out. Amazing.

The only thing I realized is that the Traeger smoker has a janky controller. It has way too wide of a swing in terms of temperature. Thankfully, it’s also easily upgradable and I have a Savanah Stoker on the way.