Jeff Phillips

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

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...

Smoked cornish hens are not only perfectly sized so that each person gets their own “little chicken” but they are easy to smoke in just a few hours and they are amazingly delicious, tender...

Smoked tri-tip is on of my favorite beef cuts to smoke when I am looking for a steak-like texture and flavor. The really awesome thing is that cooking steaks or even lean, tender roasts in the smoker...

Smoked spare ribs are king where flavor it concerned however, if you take the time to trim them up and remove some of the extra fat before cooking them, a great experience becomes an even better  experience....

Chicken coated in Jeff’s rub, wrapped in bacon and threaded onto a long skewer is an easy and tasty treat that goes great with other grilled and smoked items such a burgers and hotdogs. Did  I...

I have recieved raving reviews from the double smoked ham I posted last week and, while that is a great main course for a successful Easter meal with family and friends, in this newsletter, I am going...

Serving ham on Easter is about as traditional as it gets but if you want to really ramp up the flavor, buy a pre-cooked smoked ham, season it up real good then, smoke it again while it heats up in the...

Smoked sausage and peppers is always a great combination. If you are feeling adventurous try it Oklahoma style and add some chunks of bologna as well. Many folks may already do something like this on...

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and with it come some great traditions like smoked corned beef brisket or what we call pastrami. After eating this stuff right out of the smoker and seeing...