Of course, most of Raichlen’s trends are spot-on though. He points at that smoking is the new grilling, and more and more people are adding smokers to their outdoor cooking collection. A lot of this is because smoking is easier than ever. I recently got a Camp Chef Smoke Pro DLX and can tell you that smoking meat in that thing is too easy, or as my girlfriend, T. Rebel, puts it, “Boring.” That’s not a knock, but you can really set it and forget it for a few hours. Couple that with an app-controlled remote temperature monitoring device and there’s no excuse for poorly smoked meat.