Cooking bags

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by airman3, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. airman3

    airman3 Newbie

    Has anyone ever used cooking bags on their smoker?  If so what do you like or dislike about using them?
  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Are you referring to the types of bags that are used to roast turkeys?

    If so, you would be defeating the purpose of a smoker...To cover the meat with a cooking bag would deter the smoke in permeating the meat.

  3. tr00ter

    tr00ter Smoke Blower

    As John has said a cooking bag would defeat all the pluses of smoking the meat.  You wouldn't have any smokey flavor.....
  4. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    if using a bag is what you want to do... take your food inside and put it in the oven... [​IMG]
  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you're referring to using one of the roasting bags to wrap something like a butt or a brisket for the "foiling" phase, I think it would work very well. In fact, I feel kind of silly for having never thought of it, and I've never seen any reference to it. I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work very well. It would hold liquid, hold steam and even provide a slight increase in pressure if you sealed it well. You may have just had the next BIG IDEA.

    Good job.
  6. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great thought Mdboatbum...I thought he wanted to place the meat in the bag at the beginning of the smoke.

    Kudos...I like your idea!

  7. delibsribs

    delibsribs Fire Starter

    Funny how everybody thinks a little differently. I'm new to smoking and always try to keep things clean as possible. I've always used the oven bag trick instead of foiling because it's fast and easy and a hell of a lot cheaper than heavy duty foil. My stuff is good so far....I think.
  8. NO DOUBT!  Ribs this weekend, believe I have to try that instead of foil.  The temps for smoking are less than the Thanksgiving oven so that should be fine.  Would definitely make for easy clean up, now if those Q-mats would just get here I can play with new toys over the weekend!  [​IMG]
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I as wondering at first if this was another wrap in butcher paper kind of thing.

    I saw something a while back on the tube where they would just rub the inside of a large grocery store paper bag with butter/oil then add the meat AND the foiling liquid and return to the pit. I was impressed when it didn't burn up and worked just like foil.
  10. I was just reading last night about all the things that can be done with parchment paper in the heat because it is basically silicone coated.  That's what's cool about forums like this, many minds find discoveries much faster.  
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Its just we want to show the neighbors we can "One up" them....LOL

    Well I foil mine!

    I use a parchment paper

    Well I have used butchers wrapping paper too

    That's ok, I did mine once in a brown paper bag

    So, I used a clean airline airsick bag

    I used an old used plastic lunch bag

    But I used a hair net!

    Its all about enjoying the smoke.
  12. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Well , the OP hasn't chimed back in that that's what he meant , ( if I was him I'd say. Oh yeah , that's the ticket). But I think you are right it might be a great way to " foil" ....but if you seal it real tight , MD , mightn't it explode?
  13. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Funny stuff , foam. You is a card.

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