Jeff Phillips

Long time Industrial Engineer turned self-proclaimed fire poker, pitmaster and smoke whisperer and loving every minute of it!

In my opinion, salmon is never as good as it can be unless it’s smoked. It’s also never as good as it can be unless you brine it before you smoke it to help lock in the tasty fats. In this...

There’s just something about a big ol’ ribeye steak with a handle that brings out the true carnivore in us! These smoked bone-in ribeye steaks are smoked to almost done then seared on a very...

Many of you raved about the smoked maple barbecue bird from this past November.. now, to wow you again, we are using a similar process on a whole smoked chicken. This smoked maple barbecue chicken is...

Big fat, butterflied pork chops stuffed with shredded gouda cheese and crispy pieces of bacon smoked until perfectly done and the delicious melted cheese is oozing out from the edges. That’s what...

This recipe for wine braised smoked beef short ribs will walk you through the process of smoking them low and slow to make them tender and enhancing the already amazing flavor by foil braising them...

If you like beer can chicken then you will absolutely love this beer brined smoked chicken. I recommend cutting the chicken into pieces to enhance the flavor and to help it to cook more evenly. Share:    Get...

Stuffed burgers are not new and they don’t require a fancy contraption to get the job done. This week’s smoked burgers stuffed with pulled pork, topped with cheese, wrapped in bacon then...

Smoked pulled pork made from pork butt is a lot easier than most folks realize and although it does take more than 14 hours to produce at normal smoking temperatures, it can be done in almost any smoker...

Smoked bacon wrapped hot links, sausages, brats and hotdogs with a stick for holding them is a great addition to your Memorial Day celebrations. Great for adults and kids alike and they are so quick and...

Smoked pork country style ribs are usually cut from the pork butt and since they can get done in about 4 hours, they are a great option when you are trying to get food on the table in a relatively short...