19 03, 2013

How to Season a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) Smoker

By |March 19th, 2013|Equipment, Smokeology, Smoking Equipment|8 Comments

Some folks will say that you don't really need to season the Weber smoky mountain (WSM) smoker but I think you should season any smoker when you first buy it if it is new and has not been used. Seasoning a smoker is easy to do and simply makes sure that there are no left [...]

22 10, 2012

Big Green Egg Instructions

By |October 22nd, 2012|Equipment, Smoking Equipment|56 Comments

The Big Green Egg is one of my newest smokers slash cookers slash grills and while I am not hung up on the brand name like some folks, it does exactly what it was designed to do and it does it well. I have a feeling that all of the ceramic cookers do a pretty [...]

6 10, 2012

Smoking Turkey on a Brinkman Water Smoker

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment, Poultry|7 Comments

Ok.. smoking turkey on a Brinkmann water smoker may not be your thing but for millions of people it is. And probable half of those million have problems maintaining a proper fire and turning out a good piece of meat on that 39 dollar hunk of metal. I have recieved email after [...]

6 10, 2012

Smokehouse Plans

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment|3 Comments

Smokehouse plans are hard to come by sometimes.. We are happy to say that Ernest, a member of the forum, graciously sent in some pictures and info on his home-built smokehouse that he built in his back yard. I know there are some of you who have thought about doing this but [...]

6 10, 2012

Propane Smokers – Good or Bad?

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment|15 Comments

Propane smokers Vs. Wood has been a source of contention for many barbecue enthusiasts as long as I can remember. Some feel you just cannot get the same flavor using gas as you can with wood. I try to think of myself as a fairly level headed guy and with that in [...]

6 10, 2012

Propane Great Outdoor Smoky Mountain (GOSM) Instructions

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment|21 Comments

I am assuming that you have already put the Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain propane smoker together and seasoned it following the instruction manual that ships with the unit... I may write a short tutorial on seasoning a new smoker soon but until then I will start with the point of being ready to smoke up something. [...]

6 10, 2012

How to Modify the Brinkmann "ECB" Smoker

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment|34 Comments

For any of you who are not familiar with the ECB.. this is a nickname given to the cheap bullet shaped smokers found for 30 to 50 dollars at various department and hardware stores. The one that most folks are familiar with are made by Brinkmann and thus the name is born.. [...]

6 10, 2012

The Minion Method on the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment, How to, Smokeology|7 Comments

Many of you new to the craft may be asking, "what in the heck is this minion method you are talking about ?" while you long timers may know what it is but just haven't used it or experienced what it can do for your cooking especially if you are using the Weber Smokey Mountain [...]

6 10, 2012

How to Modify the Brinkmann ECB

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment, Newsletters|2 Comments

Hello and welcome to the July 2008 edition of the Smoking Meat Newsletter. In this months edition we are covering a question that comes up a lot in any given month and that is "How to control the temperature in your ECB smoker". I have complete instructions below that will show you [...]

6 10, 2012

FAQ – Problem Maintaining Heat in Square Brinkmann Smoker with Side Firebox

By |October 6th, 2012|Equipment|0 Comments

These are actual questions I have received from web visitors via email and my answers back to them: Q: Jeff, I have a square  box smoker (Brinkman) with the smoker box on the side. I have a real problem keeping the heat at a constant 225 degrees. It seems like I must keep alot of wood [...]