TOP TEN Best Meats to Smoke

All of these meats work great in traditional offset smokers, pellet smokers and even electric smokers! 

#1  Pork Butts

The pork butt comes from the UPPER side of shoulder on a hog and will weigh between five and ten pounds.  They are a cheap cut but cook up beautifully.

#2 Pork "Picnic Shoulder"

The “picnic shoulder” comes from the LOWER side of the shoulder and has the elbow joint.  It takes about 10 hours to cook and it's worth it!

#3 Smoked Pork Steaks

A pork steak is simply a pork butt that has been cut into slices and they are more tender than a pork chop.

#4 Smoked Pork Ribs

If you are new to smoking ribs then I strongly suggest you stick baby back ribs as they are much easier to cook than spares. 

#5 Smoked Pork Chops

I love smoking pork chops because they are quick and easy! You can get some great flavor on chops and be ready to eat in just about an hour!  

#6 Smoked Chuck Roast

A chuck roast might be the best thing you could ever stick on your smoker!  You get the beauty and complexity of a brisket without the 10-12 hour wait time. 

There's more!

There are many great meats that are perfect for smoking. All you have to do is decide if you want it to cook up fast or if you've got time for a low and slow smoke!